Award-winning wildlife photographer shares his essential camera kit

Wildlife Photographer
(Image credit: Audun Rikardsen)

Based in Tromsø, northern Norway, award-winning wildlife photographer Audun Rikardsen has access to fantastic array of animals as well as landscape opportunities on his doorstep. 

He became an official Canon Ambassador for Canon Norway in 2017, and for Canon Europe in the years following. He’s been a full-time professor in freshwater and marine biology at the University of Tromsø since 2012 and has racked up an impressive number of photographic awards, such as coming first in the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards in the Bird category. 

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