Namibia is seen in a photo snapped by Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten. (Marsel van Oosten)
Marsel van Oosten, a professional nature photographer from Amsterdam, travels the globe snapping pictures of the incredible world around him.
While at art school for advertising and graphic design, Oosten never cared too much about photography calling it too “artsy-fartsy.” But while he was an art director he grew to appreciate “the power of still images.” Eventually, turning his photography hobby into a passion.
“I really like the unpredictability of nature photography,” Oosten said over e-mail to Weather.com. “One moment it can be dreadful weather, the next you suddenly get the most amazing sunset. And with animals it's even more extreme. You never know what you're gonna get.”
Oosten has won several accolades for his photographs, including “Nature Photographer of the Year” in the International Photography Awards and First Prize in the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
He also runs a company with his wife, Squiver, that organizes specialized nature photography tours for sightseers.
Check out the images above to see the world through Oosten’s lens. Read on for the full interview conducted by Weather.com.
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