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TELLING STORIES THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY, TIME-LAPSE AND VIDEO

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PHOTOGRAPHY

We have more than 30 years of experience in photo-journalism, adventure and fine art photography. From the bottom of the Ocean, the thick of the rainforest to the blue of the sky, we constantly elevate our photography from one level to the next.

TIME-LAPSE CINEMATOGRAPHY

From the tropical rainforests of the Australian Wet Tropics to the clear skies of the outback. Natural and industrial processes that are too slow to be recognized by the naked eye. We shoot with state of the art computerized motion controlled slider systems as well as custom made equipment from our in-house production.

ABOUT US

Juergen & Stella Freund have been story tellers for more than two decades. They have more than 10 book productions internationally between the two of them.

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  • Little Red flying fox mum carrying her baby roosting and grooming within the camp. The little red flying fox (Pteropus scapulatus) is a species of megabat native to northern and eastern Australia. With a weight of 280–530 grams it is the smallest flying fox in mainland Australia. It has the widest range of all the species, going much further inland than the larger fruit bats. Its diet primarily consists of nectar and pollen of eucalypt blossoms, the pollination of which it is largely responsible. The little red flying fox is nomadic, and can be found in large groups of up to a million individuals. This species gives birth six months later than the other mainland flying fox species, in April and May.

Nature Images Awards 2015 – IUCN 2016 Lauréat Bourse

Paris, 20 December 2015

For his story on the Tolga Bat Hospital and the flying foxes of the Atherton Tablelands, Jürgen Freund wins the 2016 IUCN Prize or lauréat bourse in the 2015 Terre Sauvage/IUCN’s Nature Images Awards. The prize is a fellowship assignment – to shoot a photo story of his choice species identified from an IUCN’s SOS Initiative. The SOS – Save our Species acts on the information in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. This photo story will be published in France 2016, Terre Sauvage Magazine.

Jürgen’s Tolga Bat Hospital story also placed second in the category “Men and Nature” in the Terre Sauvage/IUCN Nature Images Awards 2015. Come join us help the tireless work of Jenny Maclean and the Tolga Bat Hospital volunteers […]

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Far Out – Far North, a timelapse journey

Although the title sounds like some Arctic cold place, it is in fact from a very tropical Australian region. Sandwiched between two World Heritage Sites of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics, Stella and I have been living in Far North Queensland for more than 10 years now. This part of the world has some of the most beautiful places on Earth. On the eastern side of the beach is the Pacific Ocean, hosting the largest coral reef system on the planet. On the land side is the world’s oldest rainforest with the Daintree National Park. Then heading west after passing the narrow belt of lush green forests, the red of the Australian Outback greets you with dark skies […]

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WILDLIFE Under the Waves

With great excitement, we would like to present our latest book by New Holland Publishing – WILDLIFE Under the Waves. This book has a collection of stunning images that showcase the full diversity of marine life — from mighty whales and graceful turtles through to huge shimmering shoals of fish and riotously coloured corals, anemones, crustaceans and sponges. The book contains 120 superb images taken in various locations around the world, and with strong representation from favoured areas such as the Asia/Pacific’s Coral Triangle, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef & Rowley Shoals and Fiji’s Great Sea Reef. Foreword is written by our good friends Sue Churchill and Rogan Draper who double up as our scientific editors and a special message from WWF Australia’s CEO Dermot O’Gorman! 

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  • Spectacled flying fox  feeding on nectar from flowers of the golden penda.

Fruit Bats!

Yogi and I have been visiting the Tolga Bat Hospital in the Atherton Tablelands, Tropical North Queensland for many many years, working and becoming fast friends with a wonderful woman named Jenny Maclean.

Jenny owns and runs the Tolga Bat Hospital. She has selflessly dedicated her entire time, home and really, her life to take care of these wonderful winged mammals called flying foxes or fruit bats.

Her equally admirable and steady-as-a-rock volunteer Ashleigh Johnson has had to suffer Yogi’s barrage of clicks and in-her-face photography over the years.

Ashleigh can be seen in practically every nature magazine worldwide which has featured our story of the bat hospital and which has now gone viral online like in this “boredpanda” link! She hates seeing herself on print […]

  • Night shot of fireflies in the thousands flittering about within in a single tree (Talisay - Wild Almond).

Finalist – 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Now in its 50th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography. The competition is co-owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth – the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.

There is a major exhibition at the Natural History Museum that tours worldwide throughout the year. The winning images appear on this website, in BBC Wildlife Magazine and publications worldwide. As a result, the photographs are now seen by millions.

Jürgen Freund, Germany / Australia

Finalist 2014  Invertebrates

Firefly fiesta

Returning to the Bicol Region of the Philippines, Jürgen set out to revisit the magical sight he had witnessed many years before. He had spotted thousands of […]

  • School of blue and yellow fusiliers (Caesio teres)  eating the gossamer netting egg ribbon of a large squid in the family Thysanoteuthidae.

Life in the Great Barrier Reef

Onboard the MY Golden Shadow, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is circumnavigating the globe to survey some of the most remote reefs on the planet.  I recently joined their Global Reef Expedition, as a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers iLCP. My job was to take images as the science team surveyed the Great Barrier Reef – the most well known reef in the world.

I noticed quite a curious, but not unexpected, difference in how reef creatures behave when swimming among divers from a tourist dive boat versus the scientists from the M/Y Golden Shadow. Tourist vessels have dedicated moorings on the reef which is dived several times a day, almost everyday, all year round by lots […]

  • Jürgen Freund photographed by Will Robbins

Photographing Great Barrier Reef Mission of the Global Reef Expedition

In 2003, my wife and I immigrated to Far North Queensland, Australia – gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Throughout the years, we take every opportunity to hop on a dive live-aboard or join scientific expeditions to spend as many hours underwater as possible in this great world heritage area.

Joining the Living Oceans Foundation’s Great Barrier Reef mission was a wonderful opportunity to revisit and photograph remote and hardly visited coral reefs very few are lucky to see. For two weeks, as the representing Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, I photographically documented the Great Barrier Reef and the science that happened on board and underwater. This entry is also found in News Watch National Geographic iLCP Site.

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Dwarf Minke Whales in the Great Barrier Reef

It’s been a while since I was out diving and snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef. This time I went with the superb liveaboard “Spoilsport” of the Mike Ball Dive Expeditions during the best time of the year to see minke whales underwater. The weather was amazing with only 10-15 knot winds and about 20-30 whales around the boat mainly at Lighthouse Bommie. Water visibility was a bit challenging for photography but workable. It’s a wonderful experience being back on the minke line and I can’t recommend it enough to everyone to try it even once in their life.

While hanging on the line I was focusing on a minke face to hopefully get a closeup of the head when the whale let […]

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