Björn Persson is an internationally renowned photographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has spent many years travelling around the world in search of adventure and spectacular images. His passion for this planet’s beautiful wildlife and humans is reflected in his images. Several of his photographs have won prestigious awards in international photography competitions, and his work can be seen in galleries throughout the world.
Björn looks upon his work as an art form rather than pure nature photography. He sees the animals as they truly are; emotional, thinking and conscious beings with different personalities. He tries to portray their souls and translate their wisdom. Instead of creating despair about their threatened situation, he wants to give people the urge and inspiration to get involved.
Apart from photography, Björn is committed to documenting and raising awareness to the threatened species situation. His passion for wildlife was born when he trained in field care and worked with anti-poaching in South Africa. That’s when he discovered what a critical state the wildlife is in. Since then, Björn has used his photography as a weapon against wildlife poaching, and donated substantial amounts towards wildlife conservation.
Recently he released his new photography book The Real Owners of the Planet, which celebrates the beauty of the African wildlife. It’s the first in a series that will cover the endangered species of every continent in the world.