Marsel van Oosten [Squiver]

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BIOGRAPHY
After graduating from the Academy of Arts with a BA in Art Direction and Graphic Design, I started a career in advertising. As an Art Director at various renowned agencies I won numerous awards for my work, amongst which are one silver and two gold Lions at the prestigious International Advertising Festival in Cannes.

Taking photographs began as a way to escape from life in the fast lane. After a trip to Tanzania however, things started getting more serious. Close encounters with the animals of the Serengeti fueled my passion for wildlife photography, which soon became my specialty. Five years later, I took the plunge and swapped my established advertising career for the precarious life of a nature photographer, a move that demands unyielding devotion and commitment.

My images are most known for composition, lighting, color and perspective. In my work I try to simplify, to get rid of the extraneous: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

In addition to winning First Prize in the International Photography Awards (IPA) three times, my awards include First Prize in the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, First Prize in the Nature's Best International Photography Awards, Second Prize in the Travel Photographer of the Year, and several First Prizes in the Nature Photographers Network Awards.

My images are featured in galleries and museums, and are used worldwide in advertising, design, and magazines such as National Geographic, Audubon, Science Illustrated and Geo.

I live in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with producer and videographer Daniëlla Sibbing. Together we organize specialized wildlife and landscape photography tours & workshops for small groups to spectacular locations worldwide. Check out www.squiver.com for an overview of the the trips on offer.

GALLERIES

Namibia

Kenya

Tanzania

Zambia

South Africa

Madagascar

China

Japan

Botswana

Alaska

Finland

The Netherlands

Book: Wild Romance

Turkey

USA

Egypt

Chad

Iceland

PHOTOS

Quivertrees at sunrise

National Geographic - April 2011

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Gotcha!

Keekaboo

The Valley of Death

Cheetah

Hippopotamus Amphibius Impressivus

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Purple Haze

Tribute to Salvador Dali

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Oryx

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Reflections

Moonrise at the Masai Mara

African Gold

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White Frost

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Snow Ball

Wing Span Contest

Snow Storm

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Swan Lake

The Shadow Of Death

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The Duel

Namibia Untamed, a Squiver Photo Trip. For trip information visit www.squiver.com

White & Wild Japan, a Squiver Photo Trip. For trip information visit www.squiver.com

Trunked

Happy Hour

Rock Window

Full Moon

Malagassy Sunset

Diamond Head

Introspection

Sunrise Chimping

Fire from above

Hanging On

Attack!

Siësta

Extreme Leopards Photo Trip

Queen Of The Crater

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Catch of the day

Squiver Photo Trips

Namibian Flyby

Red Light District

Crowded

The Row

The King Is Thirsty

Leopaparazzi

In The Red Carpet

Springbok drinking at waterhole in the Namibian desert.

Oxcart (National Geographic, march 2009)

On The Run

Oryx Patrol

The Road to Nowhere

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Sunset Sentinel

The Uninvited Guests

The Edge (National Geographic, january 2009)

Leopard Jr.

Flow

Snarl

Morning drink

Wild Brown Bears

The Fog

Trails to Heaven

Framed

Keekaboo

Mr. Cool

On The Lookout

Wild Romance, cover shot

Longer Lashes Naturally

The Sands Of Time

Let There Be Light

The Fight Club

Nikon ad in National Geographic

It Came From The Forest

Circling the Dead

Beyond The Great Rivers, a Squiver Photo Tour

Vantage Point

Walking with Giants

River Siesta

Once in a Lifetime

Twins

Crossing the Zambezi

Gold Dust

Behind Enemy Lines

Cape Gull

Fairy Chimneys

Lunar Landscapes

Bliss

In The Dead of the Night

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Awakenings

Siberian tiger

Japanese cranes

Snow Dance

Piggy-back

Safe

Lion Charge

Macaca fuscata iluminata

Flakes

Desert Choreography

The Warning

Sand Storm

Full Moon Mesa

A Cappella

Monolith

Sleeping under the stars

Steller's Sea Eagle

White Silence

Oh no, not again!

Falling Skies

Death Row

Nature Photographer Of The Year

Moonlight over Aloba

Nature's Best

Who's that, mommy?

Moonlight Ballet

Butterfly

Wham Bam Thank You Mam

My River!

Reaching For The Sky

Vulturescape

The Thief

Dwarfed

At The Gates