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