About me

I grew up in Steigen, a small fishing community in Northern Norway and have always been fascinated by the Arctic’s rough landscape, culture, and wildlife, both above and below the ocean's surface. I work as a full time professor in biology at the University of Tromsø. Most of my pictures are taken locally or during job-related field work. Photography is combined with my other interests where I utilize knowledge about biology and the coastal area. For me, nature photography is about having fun, remembering special moments, and sharing my fascination of the Arctic coastline's wildlife and culture, often from new and unusual perspectives.
Hard facts:

Name: Audun Rikardsen

Product of the 1968 generation

Living in Tromsø, Northern Norway
(originally from Steigen in Nordland)

Full time Professor in freshwater and marine biology at the Universiy of Tromsø. Scientific Advisor at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research. Nature photographer since 2010

Special occupational field: Ecology and migrations of wild fishes, including Atlantic salmon, Arctic charr, sea trout, Atlantic halibut and whales.

Interests: Photography, skiing, hiking, hunting, boating, fishing, traveling (and more)

Camera equipment: Canon and Tamron
Cameras: 7D, 6D, 5DIII, 5DIV, 1DX, 1DXII
Lenses (Canon L-series and Tamron): 8-14, 14, 24, 16-35, 24-70, 90 (macro), 70-200, 70-300, 100-400, 150-600 and 600 mm
Underwater housing + other self made gadgets :-)

Ambassador for Tamron and Stavanger foto, and member of Norske Naturfotografer (Norwegian Nature Photographers)