Arnfinn Johansen is a semi-professional wildlife photographer based in Lillehammer, in the centre of southern Norway. He is a member of the Norwegian Nature Photographers Association (NN), an exclusive association of the most outstanding professional nature photographers in Norway who share a focus on nature and environmental issues, while upholding the highest ethical standards. Arnfinn’s work has been recognised in many international competitions, including Por el Planeta, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year (GDT), Asferico, Glanzlichter, Oasis, Global Arctic Awards, Nordic Nature Photo Contest (NNPC), Nature's Best, Black & White Spider Awards, Sony World Photography Awards, among others. Through his photography, Arnfinn seeks to convey the magic of nature, communicate its many moods and reveal its stories and secrets. His images are about more than just excellent composition and technical ability, they offer the viewer an intimate view of nature and a moment of reflection. Some of Arnfinn’s most powerful shots show his subjects in their natural environment, combining clean composition with the space and beauty of the landscape. He always looks for stories behind the images that need to be told, inspire respect for nature and remind us to be humble. When all of these elements come together in a single photograph, Arnfinn knows he has succeeded.
Highly Commended, Animal Behaviour