Ákos Lumnitzer is one of Australia’s better known bird photographers. He began his photographic journey underwater in the mid-1990s while scuba diving. During these years he discovered a new species of seahorse that now also bears his name in honour of his discovery. You can read about the seahorse here.
His photographic focus shifted topside in the mid-2000s, when he moved away from the ocean. He became obsessed with learning about birds and quickly he found himself immersed in the world of raptors and owls; two of his most favourite subjects. Ákos’ knowledge of raptors is ever increasing and he loves learning about the subjects as much, if not more, than photographing them.
When a photographic challenge presents itself, he jumps in head first. Whether crawling through snake-infested swamps or laying on the edge of a 200-meter drop-off, he takes his passion very seriously. His captivating images are made with love and respect for the natural world.
Ákos enjoys sharing his expertise with fellow photographers who are keen to learn and engage in this wonderful pastime. He is a popular speaker and often presents talks to clubs and runs photography workshops to help others achieve their photographic aspirations. He also looks forward to learning new things all the time from fellow enthusiasts.
Feel free to contact him to see what are the upcoming seminars.
Besides the avian world, Ákos has a love for big cats, reptiles and the macro world around him. He is just as likely going to head out to photograph venomous snakes or even aviation subjects or old steam trains.