About me

I grew up in Steigen, a small fishing community in Northern Norway and have always been fascinated by the Arctic’s rough landscape, culture, and wildlife, both above and below the ocean's surface. I work as a full time professor in biology at the University of Tromsø. Most of my pictures are taken locally or during job-related field work. Photography is combined with my other interests where I utilize knowledge about biology and the coastal area. For me, nature photography is about telling stories and spreading knowledge, remembering special moments and sharing my fascination of the Arctic coastline's wildlife and culture.
Hard facts:

Name: Audun Rikardsen

Product of the 1968 generation

Living in Tromsø, Northern Norway
(originally from Steigen in Nordland)

Full time Professor in freshwater and marine biology at the Universiy of Tromsø. Scientific Advisor at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research. Professional Nature photographer since 2012

Interests: Photography, skiing, hiking, hunting, boating, fishing, traveling (and more)

Camera equipment: Canon
Cameras: 7D, 6D, 5DIII, 5DIV, 1DX, 1DXII
Lenses (Canon L-series and Tamron): 8-14, 14, 24, 11-24, 16-35, 24-70, 90 (macro), 70-200, 70-300, 100-400 and 600 mm
Underwater housing + other self made gadgets :-)

Official Canon Nordic Photographer, Ambassador for Stavanger foto, and member of Norske Naturfotografer (Norwegian Nature Photographers)