National Geographic Photographer Frans Lanting shares the secret of his masterful image, “Ghost Trees at Dawn” — the thorn trees of Namibia.
"Ghost Trees at Dawn"
Is it a painting or photography. This photographer really knows what he have from equipment and how to use it in d right moment. Pretty strange atmosphere on d photos, almost surrealistic, he was thinking of every single detail on this photo. The time, d sun, d light, d shadows. ..and when was d right moment he have done this masterpiece. This is gorgeous. Hard to believe it’s not a painting.
Frans Lanting is one of the greatest nature photographers of our time. His work has been featured in National Geographic, Audubon and Time, as well as numerous award-winning books. Lanting’s recent exhibition, The LIFE Project, offers a lyrical interpretation of the history of life on Earth.
In the pursuit of his work, Frans Lanting has lived in the trees with wild macaws, camped with giant tortoises inside a volcanic crater, and documented never-before-photographed wildlife and tribal traditions in Madagascar. The Dutch-born, California-based photographer has traveled to Botswana’s Okavango Delta, the rain forests of Borneo and the home of emperor penguins in Antarctica.
The resulting photographs — staggering in their beauty, startling in their originality — have brought much-needed attention to endangered species and ecological crises throughout the world. In 2001, HRH Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands inducted Lanting as a Knight in the Royal Order of the Golden Ark, the country’s highest conservation honor — just one of many honors he has received throughout his illustrious career.
“As a chronicler of natural history today, Frans Lanting is a singular extraordinary talent. He has the mind of a scientist, the heart of a hunter, and the eyes of a poet.”