Terje Kolaas

Country: Norway 🇳🇴

Birder, photographer and guide from Levanger, mid-Norway.

He has been a birder since the age of 12 and a bird photographer since the age of 13. The last years most of his time in the field has been spent doing bird photography rather than birding and artistic photography rather than documentaric.

Besides photographing birds, sound recording birds and watching birds, he currently teaches bird identification at Nord university (www.birdid.no) and works for the norwegian nature inspectorate (SNO). He also runs the birding tour company "Northern Birding" helping birders and photographers finding birds in Norway.

In 2011, in cooperation with Christian Tiller, he wrote and published his first book "Flyktige motiver - kunsten å fotografere fugler" - the bird photographers A-B-C (only in norwegian). Since then he has illustrated two other bird books (in norwegian) and contributed with pictures to several others.

In addition to travelling back and forth in Norway, he has visited many other countries searching for birds and photo objects, including New Zealand, USA, Morocco (annual), Japan, Falkland islands, Namibia, Spain (annually), Cuba, Costa Rica and Russia being among his favorites.