Joris van Alphen
International League of Conservation Photographers
Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
Joris van Alphen (1987) is a photojournalist specializing in stories about nature and science. He is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and a National Geographic Explorer.
From camping in the canopy of a fig tree deep in the Amazon rainforest, to diving unexplored coral reefs in the northern Moluccas, Joris has extensive experience working in remote locations under challenging conditions. Growing up with biologists as parents, he embarked on his first field expedition to Africa at the age of three. He went on to study biology himself, but left a career in science to become a full-time photographer and filmmaker. His work has since spanned five continents.
His clients include National Geographic Magazine, Save Our Seas Foundation, BBC Wildlife, WWF, NRC Handelsblad, GEOlino, Bloomberg Businessweek, Vrij Nederland, Vroege Vogels TV, and the Dutch National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis). He is also one of the makers of the critically acclaimed and record-breaking Dutch nature film De Nieuwe Wildernis (‘The New Wilderness’).
Joris' work has been recognized in major international competitions such as Big Picture and Wildlife Photographer of the Year. In 2012 he received the first ever National Geographic Emerging Nature Photographer Award, a prize for “seriously talented photographers with proven contributions to nature conservation and awareness raising.”
Joris is based in Barcelona and originally from the Netherlands.
2014 - Marine Conservation Photography Grant Winner, 2012 - Emerging Nature Photographer Award
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Joris van Alphen
Colorful reef fish called roman swim in a kelp forest in False Bay, South Africa. Two major ocean currents meet here, spawning some of the most diverse and unique marine life on the planet. (For Save Our Seas Foundation.)