WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Follow me on my continuous search for new species and my quest to photograph them in their natural habitats
Hello! I’m Håvard!
Born and raised in Norway, I’ve always loved wildlife and nature. Since early childhood I dreamt of Africa (The Lion King was definitely a strong influence). Through studying biology I eventually got to live my dream, by doing a Master’s degree on elephants in the Serengeti, Tanzania, and working a couple of years on a PhD project in South Africa. My time in Africa got me even more hooked on wildlife, and at the same time I discovered wildlife photography. I eventually ended up spending most of my free time trying to get the best shots of different animal species. I wasn’t great at it, but it was a lot of fun and it resulted in the creation of this very website.
The fixation on finding and photographing new species followed me back home to Norway. However, with most of the larger wildlife pretty hard to find I’ve had to focus most of my attention on birds. Still, with better equipment at hand, I am set to continue my quest to document all of the species I can, both in Norway and abroad, improve my skills as a photographer, and continue to write very nerdy, but hopefully entertaining and educational, articles. You are more than welcome to stick around for the ride!
These are the most recent places I've explored
Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP) is the biggest game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal. It’s only 2 hours north of Durban, and less than an hour away from St Lucia Estuary. It is a Big 5 park, and definitely
Tembe Elephant Park is one of those unique and special places. This Big 5 park is situated far north in the province of KwaZulu-Natal and borders Mozambique. The whole park is an ecosystem growing