Jens Birch -- Wildlife Photography, Nature Photography, Travel Photography, Sailing Photograpy, and Equestian Photography

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Gallery Categories

Birds

20 galleries with 598 photos

Updated: Apr 17, 2014 10:02am PST

Mammals

2 galleries with 50 photos

Updated: Feb 10, 2014 12:11am PST

Travel

10 galleries with 1345 photos

Updated: Apr 21, 2014 10:17am PST

Other animals

3 galleries with 70 photos

Updated: Apr 20, 2014 9:13am PST

Digital Artwork

1 gallery with 11 photos

Updated: Oct 27, 2013 4:20am PST

Plants and Flowers

1 gallery with 25 photos

Updated: Nov 17, 2013 6:30am PST

Nature

1 gallery with 13 photos

Updated: Dec 08, 2013 12:16pm PST

Domestic Animals

1 gallery with 11 photos

Updated: Oct 01, 2013 3:30pm PST

Sports and Action

4 galleries with 102 photos

Updated: Mar 08, 2014 8:07am PST

Friends

6 galleries with 303 photos

Updated: Jun 05, 2013 9:24am PST

Family

5 galleries with 195 photos

Updated: Aug 19, 2012 1:01am PST

Professional

12 galleries with 176 photos

Updated: Mar 13, 2014 1:48am PST

Photography

2 galleries with 85 photos

Updated: Jan 03, 2013 8:09am PST

Bostad

2 galleries with 94 photos

Updated: Apr 22, 2014 12:20am PST

Other

5 galleries with 24 photos

Updated: Mar 03, 2014 11:43pm PST

Your Bio

I'm Jens Birch, the photographer who has taken the images you are admiring in these galleries. Please let me introduce myself:

Here, to the left, you see me in my right element - Mother Nature! This time in a field full of dandelions very close to my home in Linköping, Sweden.

I'm passionate about wildlife and nature photography and my ambition is to make images of the very highest possible quality - as good as it gets! My hope is that you will be fascinated by my photographs of wild animals, flowers, landscapes, nature phenomena, etc.

Honesty declaration:
I honor nature very highly and to me "Wildlife" means life in the wild and hence I take a pride in only exhibiting photographs taken in the wild without disturbing the subjects. Consequently, all my wildlife photographs in these galleries are photographed in the nature with truly wild living (non-captive, non-habituated, and non-domestic) animals appearing in front of the camera by their own free actions. - That is true wildlife!

In the same sense, I strive after showing nature as as true as possible. However, in a few rare instances, for the sake of artistic merit, I may have retouched the image by removing parts of the scene that are insignificant for the main subject. Such images are always declared by the following caption: Disturbing elements without relations to the main subject, may have been removed in order to enhance the artistic merits of this image..

Although none of my images are taken in zoos or animal parks, I'm not against such institutions. However, I am of the absolute opinion that any photographs taken in such environmments always shall be declared. That is because captive, non domestic, animals are unable to exhibit undisturbed behaviour. So any photograph of such animals, no matter how beautiful it is, may give a false, undesired, impression of the species and doesn not belong in a true wildlife photographers galleries.

My job as a University Professor in Experimental Materials Physics gives me a good insight into the technicalities of making photographs. It also gives me unique possibilities to create some of the equipment I need for some challenging types of images.

Welcome to enjoy my galleries!
(Don't hesitate to leave comments about how you feel about my images.)