Mrs. NINA JONSSON
EFIAP, GPU Cr-2, GPU VIP-2, GPU Aphrodite, NSMiF/p, MNFFF/g, ENSFF/s
Nina Jonsson is a hobby photographer, zoologist by training with PhD in fish ecology. She has been interested in animal life since she was a young girl, became natural science researcher in the early 1990s, and she has a blue and yellow macaw as best friend. The behaviors of this parrot have taught her much about animal needs and habits.
Nature photography was a keen interest already in her school days in Telemark, more than 50 years ago. With the introduction of digital photography, her photographic activity really made major steps forward, and expanded her photographic activity from pictures chiefly of plants and birds to images of most other aspects of life, humans included.
She is inspired by what she observes around her, from everyday events to new experiences, for instance during travel. She has visited all major biomes of the world from the Arctic and Ant-Arctica to the tropics, and she has also practiced under-water photography as she does dive. She likes to see the beauty of morphological details in insects and other small animals, and she is continuously working to improve her macro-photographic techniques. She is interested in creative photography, and with Photoshop, she constructs images of animals performing human-inspired activities, often with a humoristic twist. Photo competitions became an interest a few years back when her picture collection of invertebrates from her garden pond won first prize in “Garden Photographer Of-The-Year” in Kew Gardens, London.