Uwe Skrzypczak has been photographing nature and wildlife for over 20 years. Born in Bottrop, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Uwe began snapping pictures as a young child. Uwe has focused much of his life’s work in the Serengeti-Mara-Ecosystem in northern Tanzania and the Maasai-Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
His keen eye and distinctive talent have resulted in hundreds of exquisite and stirring photographs that embody the richness and splendor of east Africa. He is passionate about preserving these precious and endangered ecosystems, and he uses his photography to educate and inspire others to conserve and protect these natural habitats.
Along with a highly-developed knowledge of digital photography, Uwe has honed a wealth of knowledge about the behavior of the wild animals in these regions and has clocked countless hours observing and interacting with them. His main interests are the big herds of migrating ungulates and their hunters, lions, leopards, hyenas and cheetahs, and he documents the behavior and interactions of these wild animals. Uwe possesses a unique ability to get very close to the animals that he photographs, as can be seen from many of his images.
Uwe writes books about African wildlife, specialist books about photography and articles for major photographic and nature conservation publications. Uwe’s pictures are shown in national ministries, travel trade shows and nature museums. In June 2012, the Alexander Koenig Zoological Research Museum in Bonn, Germany will host a special exhibit showcasing his important and impactful work in the Serengeti.