Frans Lanting’s wildlife masterclass
World-renowned wildlife photographer Frans Lanting reveals the techniques behind his magnificent shots
The world-renowned wildlife photographer reveals the techniques behind his magnificent shots
Frans Lanting is the wildlife photographers’ wildlife photographer. He pioneered a less literal, more conceptual approach to capturing images of nature, and his efforts have been rewarded by awards and acclaim throughout his career at NationalGeographic and beyond.
Frans and his wife, Christine Eckstrom, are prolific authors, too, and their latest book, Into Africa, is a celebration of the diverse landscapes and wildlife that make up the continent – and a showcase for Frans’s skill with a Nikon camera. Following his landmark Into Africa exhibition, produced as a partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the National Geographic Society and the World Wildlife Fund, the book reveals even more intimate moments with some of the world’s most endangered animals, from elephants and rhinos to lemurs and chameleons, captured during three decades of fieldwork and assignments for NationalGeographic.
N-Photo caught up with Frans before he was about to embark on another trip to Madagascar, to get the story behind some of his iconic shots…