Theo Bosboom Natuurfotografie



Theo Bosboom (1969) is a professional photographer with a great passion for nature. In 2003 he made his first pictures of landscapes and wildlife during a long trip to Namibia and Tanzania. In the years that followed photography soon became much more than just a hobby and eventually it got more and more difficult to combine it with his career as an IT lawyer at the well known Dirkzwager lawfirm. In 2013 Theo decided to jump into the deep and became a fulltime photographer, leaving his established career and the certainty of a steady income behind to follow his dream.


Although Theo has a general interest in photography, he specialises in nature photography, including landscapes, plants, wildlife and macro. Theo  is regarded as a creative nature photographer with a good eye for detail and composition. He has won numerous awards at major international and national photography competitions, like the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the International Photography Awards (IPA), the European Wildlife Photographer of the year, Nature’s best, Travel Photographer of the Year, Asferico and Afpan. In 2014 he was the winner of the 1st and 3rd prize in the nature series category of the  'Zilveren Camera', a prestiguous photo contest for photo journalists in the Netherlands. In 2005 he was elected Argus Photographer of the year, as the overall winner of the Argus photo contest in Belgium. 


Theo´s deep love for the rough nature in Iceland resulted in the publication of his first photo book iceland pure in 2012, that got very good critics from both the press and the public. Theo is a regular contributor to Outdoor Photography (UK) and Roots magazine (NL) and his pictures have been published in many other popular magazines and newspapers, including National Geographic (Benelux edition), BBC Wildlife magazine, Geo, Naturfoto, Black and White photography, Natur og Foto, Image & Nature, Shutr (NL), Focus (NL), Photo digitaal (NL), Camera magazine (NL), Seasons (NL), NRC (NL) and De Gelderlander (NL). Theo's pictures are licensed worldwide through Nature picture library (, Buiten-Beeld ( and their partner networks. 


Theo is leading fototours to Iceland and Spain (Asturias) for Nordic Vision and gives workshops within the Netherlands on a regular basis. He really enjoys sharing his vision and knowledge with other passionate photographers.


For Theo nature photography is the ideal mix between enjoying the wonders of nature and creative expression. He would be very happy if his photo’s could make a contribution to the love for and the preservation of nature.


Theo is living in Arnhem, the Netherlands, with his girlfriend Kirsten and their daughters Lena (5) and Lotte (3). 



Theo Bosboom portrait