My name is Jan Pedersen, born 1957 in Denmark, and a Swedish photographer, author and world traveler. I am specially dedicated to conservation of rainforests and the nature of Madagascar and I have been an Olympus visionary ambassador since 2017.

Photography is my passion and language, my mind is perceptual based on visuality. Over the years I have moved from illustrative and narrative images to more and more creative expressions.

For nearly 40 years, I have been guiding photo- and nature-tours all over the world - in all biomes from deserts to rainforests. Ecotourism and wildlife protection is a key motivation for me.

I have been a member of the Swedish Nature Photographers association /N since 2014 and have been internationally awarded as a photographer.

My first book "In the Deserts of Arabia" was selected by the World Wildlife Fund WWF for the ” Pandabok 2000”. My third book "Birdsong" is Sweden's best selling nature book ever. Nearly 2 million copies have been sold in nine languages. Totally 15 books/titles are published until now - several of them being Swedish and international bestsellers.

I have written numerous articles for daily and professional magazines on photography and nature. Over the years I have enjoyed touring extensively as a speaker for a wide audience. Now I am more and more teaching photography and nature photography and this has evolved through several decades.


In 2014 I was one of the co-founders, now a manager, of one of Scandinavias largest agencies for nature photo workshops and nature photo tours:  Wild Nature Photo Adventures or "Wild Nature fotoresor" in Swedish.