I was born in 1935 in Soraker, in the province of Medelpad, northern Sweden, where I grew up.
My interest in nature and wildlife came in childhood. I got my first bird book when I was about 10 years old and with it in my hand I often went out in the woods.
My photo interest also came early, after borrowing a box camera from an uncle, and develping film and photographs at home in a darkened closet. Forests, lakes, the Baltic sea coast and the Indal River delta landscape was my and my friends' best playgrounds.
In 1956 I moved to Uppsala for university studies in chemistry, zoology, botany and limnology. In my professional life I have been a teacher and researcher in Limnology (freshwater ecology) at Uppsala University – an environmental work that involved close contact with nature, not only in Sweden but also in several other countries (eg in Central America and Africa) (university homepage.)
My interest in nature and wildlife photography took a step forward after retirement, and after buying my first digital SLR (Nikon D300).
I do not claim that my nature photos are "art" but would love to get the viewer to appreciate the beauty and richness of nature. A wealth that is exposed to ever-increasing threat from human activity.