Theo Bosboom is a passionate photographer from the Netherlands, specialising in nature and landscapes. In 2013, he turned his back on a successful legal career to pursue his dream of being a fulltime professional photographer. Since then, he has never looked back.

For Theo photography is a perfect mix between enjoying the outdoors, exploring the natural world and creative expression. He would be very happy if his work could contribute to more respect for and appreciation of nature.

Although Theo has a broad interest in nature, he especially loves Northern Europe, wild coasts and stormy weather. Besides that he enjoys making photo series of small creatures like damselflies or limpets and is often inspired by the details of nature. In recent years, Theo has also done a couple of projects with a more journalistic approach. Theo is regarded as a creative photographer with a distinguishable style.

Publications and books

Theo’s photographs and photo series are regularly published in leading magazines such as National Geographic (NL edition), GEO, Outdoor Photography, BBC Wildlife magazine and many others.

In 2012 his first photobook Iceland pure was published, followed in 2015 by his book Dreams of wilderness about nature in his home country the Netherlands and Belgium. In autumn 2018 his new photobook Shaped by the sea was launched, about the Atlantic coast of Europe. All three books received very positive comments from press and public.


Theo is a regular winner in prestigious international nature photography competitions. His awards include:

  • Wildlife photographer of the year: 5 awarded images, including a second place (2006, 2013, 2017, 2018)
  • European Wildlife Photographer of the year: two first places (2017), several 2nd places and more than 10 highly commended images and among the winners for 11 times in a row since 2005
  • Zilveren camera (the Netherlands): first and third place in the Nature series category (2014) and second place in Regional news series (2018)
  • Winner of the Nature Talks Fred Hazelhoff award with portfolio ‘Iceland is hot’ (2017)
  • Category winner at Asferico (2010), Afpan (2012), Nature Talks (2016) and Lowland (2016) photo contests, as well as several commended images in these contests.
  • International landscape photographer of the year: 3rd place and 1 other image in the top 101 (2017)

Presentations and exhibitions

Theo is a passionate speaker and loves to share his work and vision with the audience. He has presesented his work at major nature photo festivals in many European countries and at prestigious venues in the Netherlands like De Donkere Kamer and Fotografencafé Woerden. Furthermore he is often invited to talk about his work as a photographer by businessclubs and photoclubs all over the country.

Furthermore Theo has presented his work in exhibitions at photo festivals and in museums. In June 2020 his first solo exhibition Shaped by the sea was opened in Stadtmuseum Schleswig (Germany), a museum with a very good reputation with respect to photography exhibitions. As from November 2020 this exhibition will also be shown in Stadtgalerie Iserlohn.

Interested? Contact Theo for availablility and prices.

Photo tours and workshops

Theo is leading photo tours 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.


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