Photo: Polar bear sitting on an ice floe

Photograph by Norbert Rosing

Photo: Photographer Norbert Rosing

Photograph courtesy Norbert Rosing

Born in northern Germany in 1953, Norbert Rosing is a passionate nature and wildlife photographer with special dedication to the Arctic, North American landscapes, and the national parks of Germany.

In 1980, Rosing published his first photograph in a German photo magazine. Since then he has traveled extensively to the Canadian Arctic, to the landscapes of the U.S. Southwest, and to the romantic landscapes of Germany's national parks and Africa's savannas.

A member of several photographic associations, he has won several awards for single images as well as for books and magazine articles in Germany and the United States. His images have been published in magazines all over the world, such as GEO, Terre Sauvage, BBC Wildlife, Sinra, Terra, Naturfoto, and Photo Technik International.

Rosing's first cover story in National Geographic magazine, "Bear Beginnings: New Life on the Ice," was published in December 2000. Since then he has also covered musk oxen, walruses, bald eagles, and snow foxes for the magazine, among other subjects.

Rosing has published many books, including Unknown Germany, Cheetahs, The World of the Polar Bear, German National Parks, Yellowstone: Land of Fire and Ice, and Yellowstone: America's Playground.

He does not use any modern computer technology to manipulate his images.

www.rosing.de

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