WPY 2015

Photograph Details

Winner 2015

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio Award

Audun Rikardsen, Norway

Technical specification

Canon EOS 5D Mark III + 8-15mm f4 lens; 1/160 sec at f10; ISO 1000; Canon 600 flash; Aquatech housing.


Tromsø, Norway: latitude 69.79176, longitude 18.674011 Tromsø, Norway: latitude 69.79176, longitude 18.674011

Tromsø, Norway

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Audun Rikardsen

Audun Rikardsen, Norway

Audun grew up in northern Norway, and has always been fascinated by the Arctic coast. He is a professor of fish biology at the University of Tromsø, and most of his images are taken locally or on field work. Since starting photography in 2009, he has won several awards, including Arctic Photographer of the Year in 2014. Audun hopes his images will help inspire nature conservation.

  • Dark dive
  • The last rays
  • Splash-time with Buddy
  • Sea eagle snatch
  • By the light of the moon