Audun Rikardsen grew up in Steigen, a small fishing community in Northern Norway and has always been fascinated by the Arctic’s rough landscape, culture, and wildlife, both above and below the ocean's surface. He works as a full-time professor in biology at the University of Tromsø. Most of his photographs are taken locally or during job-related field work. Photography is combined with his other interests where he utilizes knowledge about biology and the coastal area. For him, nature photography is about having fun, remembering special moments, and sharing his fascination of the Arctic coastline's wildlife and culture, often from new and unusual perspectives. He is an Ambassador for Tamron and Stavanger foto and a member of Norske Naturfotografer (Norwegian Nature Photographers).
Norwegian scientist and photographer Audun Rikardsen documents marine ecosystem in his home region of northern Norway.
During winter in northern Norway, large biomasses of herring have overwintered in fjor... Read More