• Clemens Selfie at Salisbury_E7T3601-Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Islands, Southern ocean.jpg
  • Clemens Vanderwerf at work in Antarctica_S6A8834-Detaille lsland, Antarctica.jpg
  • Clemens-Vanderwerf-in-action_A1C0139-Hallo-Bay,-Katmai-National-Park,-AK.jpg
  • Clemens Vanderwerf in action_Q8R9838  Fortuna Bay, South Georgia.jpg
  • Clemens on the Maiviken hike_S6A1203-Maiviken, Cumberland Bay, South Georgia Islands, Southern ocean.jpg
  • Tashi Tenzing and Clemens in front of the Lucas Glacier_E7T3676-Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Islands, Southern ocean.jpg
  • Clemens at Hallo-Bay-Katmai-NP-August-2015-D81_0425.jpg
  • Coastal Brown Bear and Clemens in bkgd_Katmai-NR-2012-DSC_5537.jpg

About

I have always had an interest in photography. As a teenager I played around with my first serious camera, an Olympus OM 2, and went on bike trips to capture the beautiful mansions and treelined roads in the neighborhood I grew up in south of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. When I got back home, I developed the films myself and spent hours in a darkened room to create some decent black and white prints. Where did that time go?

In 2010 I got back into the game which now turned completely digital. My challenge is to combine my creative eye and the digital technique of photography to create a pleasing image capture. A technically correct exposure is by no means equal to an image capture that is worthwhile to hang on a wall, or leave a constant urge to look at it again. Once you have created an image that draws your attention, you know you met the challenge, and hit the jackpot.

I care about our natural environment and resources, which are at an increasing risk of decline due to human intervention. I believe that by sharing the beauty of nature and wildlife through my images I can create awareness for the changes that happen in our natural environment. Climate change, rising sea levels and loss of habitat for many species are issues we all need to face now, and act upon. I believe that awareness inspires!

Awards

2016 Finalist - 2nd Annual Yellowstone Forever Photo Contest

2015 Highly Honored winner - Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards - Polar Passion category

2014 Highly Honored winner - Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards - Animal Antics category (two images)

2013 Highly Honored winner - Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards - Birds category

2013 3rd place - 2nd International Birds-As-Art Photography Competition - Small in the frame category

2013 Grand Prize - 2nd International Birds-As-Art Photography Competition

2012 Winner Blur category - 1st International Birds-As-Art Photography Competition

2012 Highly Honored winner - Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards - Animal Antics category

2012 - Out Of The Box Image of the Year - Birdphotograhers.net

Equipment

The equipment I use is all Canon. Canon EOS 1Dx bodies with L-series lenses ranging from 15 to 600mm. The image processing is done with Canon DPP 4.0 and in Photoshop on a MacBookPro.