My name is Jan Pedersen:

  • A Swedish photographer, author, world traveler and tour-leader.
  •  I am specially dedicated to conservation of rainforests and the nature of Madagascar.
  • Olympus visionary ambassador since 2017.
  • Born 1957 in Denmark.

Photography is my passion and language. My mind is perceptual and 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 16 books/titles are published until now - several of them being Swedish and international bestsellers.

I have written numerous articles for daily newspapers 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 nature photography.


In 2014 I was one of the co-founders, now a co-owner and 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.

Please click the image nearby for a presentation of my photography and ideas - though unfortunately only in Swedish. It is an interview done by the magazine "Kamera & Bild" during 2020.