Frans Lanting - a Dutch Diamond
Frans Lanting is a national gem. A wildlife photographer respected all around the world he has produced some of the most astounding visual imagery ever seen. From the wildlife of Africa to the impenetrable jungles of South America he's seen it all and photographed more.
Thomas Kennedy, former Director of Photography at National Geographic sums up Frans eloquently, “He has the mind of a scientist, the heart of a hunter, and the eyes of a poet.”
A National Geographic stalwart, Frans has travelled the world documenting the natural world in action. His renowned LIFE: A Journey Through Time stands the test of time and brought him numerous accolades.
What really resonates with me is his ability to use his photography to draw in support and attention for conservation projects not just on a local but also on a global scale.
Frans Lanting's adventures and carreer mission is very close to what I as a young adult envisioned my dream job to be. Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it happen but I guess you never know. Never stop dreaming!