Bernard Van Elegem is a dedicated wildlife photographer who is truly fascinated by the diversity of life. He shows a particular interest in little known and difficult to observe species. Bernard has travelled therefore to the remote corners of the planet to document some of the threatened ecosystems, the organisms and their behaviour. Making striking photographs of the biodiversity and share these with others is his way of contributing to the public awareness of nature’s wealth.

His favourite subjects are birds and ground beetles, but when visiting a region, Bernard is also looking for good shots of the ecosystems and their most typical flora and fauna-species.

Bernard has been attracted since long by the tropical rainforests and this passion lead him to several countries in the tropics. In Europe he visited most of the geographical regions.

By looking at the portfolio, you will get a representative view of his work and his favourite images.


Bernard Van Elegem
Date of birth: 
Living in: 
Gent, Belgium
Bio engineer - masters
Current occupation: 
Coordinator of nature and forest reserves in Flanders at the Agency for Nature and Forest, Flemish Government
Photography since: 
Nikon D3s and D300s
Nikon lenses ranging from 16mm to 300mm
Gitzo carbon tripod, Arca Swiss ballhead