Wildlife in aerial photographs by Bernhard Edmaier
Wildlife in aerial photographs by Bernhard Edmaier
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Photographer Bernhard Edmaier

There are places on earth where no man's foot has yet gone. Nature reigns here, and natural phenomena shape the landscape. And only one person sees and catches such primordiality on camera, in order to then present these natural treasures to all mankind for review. Bernhard Edmaier captures breathtaking landscapes from the sky: volcanoes, glaciers, coral reefs, canyons, seas and rivers. His photographs capture the stunning views of the untouched landscape and capture a phenomenon that can last for only a few short moments, or, on the contrary, remain so forever.

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Bernhard Edmaier was born in 1957 in Munich and has been working as a freelance photographer for the past thirteen years. He lives in the small village of Ampfing in picturesque Bavaria, Germany. Interestingly, Edmaier initially studied civil engineering and only later turned his attention to geology and photography. While working as an engineer, Bernhard Edmeier was fascinated by the variety of colors and structure of the earth, and this prompted him to choose the profession of a photographer. After completing the necessary courses, the German received a certificate from the Munich Guild of Photographers. Inspired by years of interest in natural phenomena, the photographer traveled extensively through deserts and untouched corners of the earth in order to collect materials for books and other photographic projects. On his travels, Bernhard is accompanied by Dr Angelika Jung-Hüttl, his partner, geologist and scientific writer.

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Bernhard Edmaier is the author of the illustrated book Song of the Earth (2005), in which he described the scenic spots and landscapes of the Earth. The "Earthsong" photo project is an impressive collection of aerial photographs of the earth's surface. The book consists of 4 sections Aqua, Green, Desert and Barren (where photos of water, green area, desert, mountains are presented). Photos are accompanied by text and filmed all over the world from Alaska to the Bahamas and Iceland, as well as from continental Europe to North America and New Zealand.

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Over the years, Bernhard Edmeier has received many prestigious awards. His photographs 'Vulkane' (1994), 'Eisige Welten' (1996) and 'Geoart Deutschland' (2003) have become some of the best German scientific books. The photographer claims that all the photographs presented show landscapes that appeared as a result of natural geological processes, without human intervention. These landscapes - fragile formations created by mother nature, will not be able to resist the human impulse to explore in the future and will be changed or disappeared altogether.According to Bernhard Edmaier, he is not one of the activists for conservation of the environment and natural landscapes … I am sure that everyone who looks at his pictures must decide for himself whether it is necessary to preserve that small part of the pristine nature that still remains, or not.

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Many of the places on earth visited by Bernhard Edmeier are inaccessible, free from human presence, and very often exposed to harsh climatic conditions, therefore, very careful preparation is required to successfully carry out the work, in particular, impeccably executed photographs.

Before the photographer leaves for the shooting location, weeks of painstaking work are spent studying the maps of the area and images taken from the satellite. The expedition is planned to the smallest detail, transport is organized, and the necessary equipment is selected to ensure an optimal result.Aerial photography requires special attention, including the choice of a vehicle - an airplane or a helicopter, it all depends on the altitude at which it is necessary to take photographs and on the weather conditions, or the location.

Photographer Bernhard Edmaier

You will see more pictures of pristine nature on the photographer's website.

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