ZOO Praha, Czech Republic, July 2017
Photo: Petr Hamerník

Ondřej Prosický, QEP

*1977, photographer
He studied geology at the Faculty of Natural Science of the Charles University in Prague and at the Technical University of Ostrava. His journeys to active volcanoes and studies of remote national parks brought him to intensive photography of wild nature. Now he spends most of the year on his journeys photographing nature.

In his work he focuses on shooting living nature. He wants to record the behaviour of animals in their natural surroundings in an imaginative way. On his journeys he has visited most places of the continental Europe, south Atlantic, the Arctic, Africa, Asia and every year he visits Middle and South America to shoot animals. Except shooting animals he makes living nature in the Czech Republic more popular and draws attention on problems related to boom of photographing nature not only in conservation areas and national parks.

His clients are publishing houses, publishers of magazines, advertising agencies or national parks authorities. Since 2006 he has been working closely with Canon Inc., which supports him on his photographic journeys. He regularly publishes his experience in articles (he is a permanent co-worker of publishers or member of an editorial board) and in his lectures.
More than 400 photographers have participated in his photographic workshops, which he has organized in the Czech Republic and in the tropics since 2006. More than 40 exhibitions of his photographs have been held and one of his best achievements is taking part in the finals of the prestigious photography competition Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He has been member of the Association of Professional Photographers of the Czech Republic since 2009.

In May 2011 Ondřej Prosický was awarded the qualification QEP (Qualified European Wildlife Photographer) by Federation of European Photographers and in the same year FEP awarded him the European Landscape Golden Camera 2011 in Brussel.
His latest awards are nominations and winning the prizes in photography competitions  Czech Press Photo, Czech Nature Photo and Festival de l'Oiseau et de la Nature in France.

Tsurui, Hokkaido, Japan, February 2017
Photo: Michal Dobeš
Rio Blanco, Colombia, November 2015
Photo: Petr Izdný