Portrait by Mike Muizebelt.

About me

I’m Bart van Engeldorp Gastelaars, a wildlife photographer from the Netherlands. For me, photography is almost a way of life! It is about sharing the experience, about being outdoors, seeing the world, satisfy my neverending curiosity, and to gain new stories. I hope those stories enables me to share my wonder with nature with other people.

From an early age, I have a passion for nature and conservation. I have a BSc in Environmental Sciences, an MSc in Biology, and gained experience with WWF in both Hungary and the Netherlands. Besides being a photographer I work over 15 years as a conservation consultant for Dunea, doing cool projects like setting up interactive visitor center De Tapuit and establishing a brand new National Park. I also own Blackbird Conservation Consulting, specializing in conservation tourism.

Bart is a naturalist pur sang. He knows how to capture that perfectly in his, often technically accomplished, extraordinary photographs!


John Loudon, Peace Parks Foundation

Exploring a cave system in Eastern Romania.
Giving a lecture at CameraNu.


I strongly believe in the power of images and I hope that my photos inspire other people to care about the natural world. I offer a wide range of services: from commissions, image licensing to prints, and presentations. Previous clients include the Peace Parks Foundation and the European Wilderness Society


Curious about what gear I use?

For over a decade I have been very happy with the optic quality and service of Canon. Despite the advent of mirrorless systems I still have a preference for using a combination of a full-frame and an APS-C DSLR camera body.

My photographs in a regional campaign for Dunea, developed by T2.


My work has been published in the Netherlands and abroad. Some of my clients / publications include:

  • Peace Parks Foundation
  • European Wilderness Society
  • National Park Hollandse Duinen
  • Gold Standard Foundation
  • Villa Ukuthula
  • ZENBER Architects
  • Dunea
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