Daniel Pettersson’s fascination with birds traces its origins back to the early 1990s, when his father, an avid birdwatcher, introduced him to the wonders of the natural world. Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, Daniel’s formative years were defined by a profound connection to the outdoors. Almost every weekend, he ventured into the natural world, gathering mushrooms and berries, observing avian species, and relishing the invigorating air and tranquility that only nature can provide.
After a brief hiatus from birdwatching, he rekindled his passion in the early 2000s. The turning point occurred during a memorable vacation to Egypt in 2004. There, he uncovered a unique way to capture the beauty of birds when he aimed the family’s digital camera through his field scope to take a photograph of a Pied Kingfisher perched gracefully on the banks of the Nile in Aswan, Egypt. This serendipitous moment marked the commencement of a new chapter in his life.
Since then, Daniel has devoted a substantial portion of his time to photographing birds. He has embarked on numerous national and international journeys, focusing on capturing different avian species, with a pronounced affinity for coastal settings and shorebirds. His work has been featured in several notable books and publications, with the most recent contributions being ”Tous les oiseaux d’Europe” (2015) and ”Europas Vadefugle” (2015).
If you wish to reach out to Daniel or explore collaboration opportunities, please utilize the contact form provided below. He welcomes your inquiries and the opportunity to share his passion for avian photography.
Please note: Daniel pursues photography as a hobby and passion, not professionally. This means he may not have the time to engage in exhibitions or submit photographs to non-profit organizations. His primary focus is on capturing the beauty of nature and enjoying it without constraints.
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