Roy Mangersnes
Photography Mentor

Highly Commended - BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011

Winner - Norwegian Nature Photographer of the Year 2006

Winner - International Wildbird Photographer 2008

Runner-Up - Nordic Nature Photo Contest 2016

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"What separates a good image from the rest is when a story is being told to the viewer. If I succeed in telling the story I will be happy," says Roy.

Roy Mangersnes is a Norwegian professional wildlife photographer and trained behaviouralist, who has also made his mark as an author of several books. He has taken to photography as his second skin and travels the world presenting his work as an experienced speaker at various international photo festivals. A Nikon Ambassador, Roy has also won numerous international awards including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 and 2011, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year (GDT) 2010, and 2009 and also Nature's Best Awards 2012.

Roy believes in keeping intact the story that a moment or a brief stretch of time contains in its womb while he sets out to make images. He asserts that if an image lives through the receiver, and not forgotten, then he has made a good image. His ideas breathe through his work and the images he has made around the world — all the way from the Arctic to the Antarctic — show his immense love not only for the breathtaking elements of the natural world but also for the process of photography. His images articulate the beauty of the world around us in endless hues and compositions that are par excellence.

glimpses of Roy's work