Photography can capture a brief glimpse of wildlife, or, in the case of Asgeir Helgestad, it can convey the entire scene: the feeling of standing there in the wild, cold and alone except for Arctic foxes, hawks and bison. Helgestad has been sharing his passion for nature since his career as a freelance photographer began in 1991. Two years later, in 1993, he took home the Eric Hosking Award at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, the largest nature photography competition in the world. Since then, he has been taking home award after award for his photography and videography, with subjects from seals in the Arctic to fjords in his home country of Norway. Here he is, in his office, wearing his work attire, toting the tools of his trade (he uses a RED camera to capture footage in Ultra High Definition 5K), and interacting with his clients.
Capturing the entire scene