The ambassadors of MrJanGear

To produce truly excellent gear, a lot of testing in the field is needed. These photographers have helped us with countless tests and feedback, and have become our true ambassadors. While travelling the world, they meet other photographers, always on the lookout for smart ideas to improve our products.

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Spring bird photography – Mia Surakka

Just one year ago, Finnish photographer Mia Surakka was still running a company that designs and manufactures dance and gymnastics competition wear. Her business was increasingly demanding, leaving little opportunity to photograph her beloved birds. ‘More and more, I felt that photography – especially bird photography – was what I wanted to do full-time. So […]

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Yves Adams – Photography in sub-zero conditions

Born in the Belgian Valley of the Leie, Yves Adams always had a passion for wildlife, landscapes and photography. As a child, you’d see him bike along his hometown river with a camera, looking for rare birds and beautiful scenery. After studying landscape architecture, he worked for different nature associations, where he did research and guided […]


Hans Overduin

Hans is a widely published wildlife photographer who lives in The Netherlands. He has had a passion for photography for as long as he can remember. As a young kid, he ventured out with his father’s old Praktica camera, making shots of the dunes and the shoreline close to his home. It didn’t take long […]


Tuomas Heinonen

Tuomas Heinonen is a Finnish nature photographer based in Espoo, southern Finland. Nature photography is central to his life, giving him a healthy counterbalance to his work in the private security sector. Tuomas has a vivid blog in Finnish and a Facebook page on which he publishes his most recent photos and stories. You can find new photographs almost […]


Tom Dyring

Tom Dyring is a professional nature photographer living close to Oslo in southern Norway. Originally a landscape architect by profession, he has worked as a full-time photographer for years, documenting wildlife worldwide. He has a specific passion for snakes. His pictures have been rewarded in many international photo contests. Fundamental in his approach to wildlife photography […]


Sergey Gorshkov

Sergey Gorshkov is a world renowned nature photographer from Russia. He was born in a faraway Siberian village. “When I grew up, we didn’t have a TV in the house, and I spent most of my time in nature. It was my only entertainment. Many years later, when I lived in the north, I started […]

Floris Smeets

Floris Smeets

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Floris Smeets comes from a family of biologists. It has embedded a passion for nature in his DNA. “Growing up, I spent most of my time outside, looking for wildlife. From the age of eleven, I started to develop an interest in photography. My dad gave me his first […]


Martin Steenhaut

Passionate about nature photography and with the utmost respect for his subjects, Martin Steenhaut is a renowned photographer from Belgium. He was born in Brussels and grew up in Antwerp. His older brother shared his passion for observing and photographing wildlife. During his studies, photography became a great passion. Martin first became a professional photographer […]


Marco Ronconi

Marco is a professional nature photographer from Italy who focusses on wildlife and landscapes. He is the author of  ‘Chiaro Scuro’, a book about light-dark photography. “I was born in 1984 in a small town in northern Italy, where I grew up close to nature. Photography is my way to spend as much time as […]


David Pattyn

David is an anesthesist from ’s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. He has always had a special interest in nature and birds in particular. Wildlife photography started as a hobby but evolved into a real passion. He has been awarded in numerous nature photo competitions: GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Nature’s Best, Glanzlichter, Asferico, AFPAN, […]


Sandra Bartocha

Sandra Bartocha is a German freelance photographer and author specialising in natural landscapes and plants. She specifically aims to create images that evoke an emotional response. The beauty of nature and natural light is her principal source of inspiration. Sandra tries to capture nature artistically rather than documenting it, so she focuses on details, light, […]


Markus Varesvuo

After twenty years in the business world, Markus turned his life-long hobby of bird watching and photography into a full-time profession in 2005. Since then, he has been awarded in numerous nature photography competitions. The highlight so far was winning second place in 2014 in the Nature category in the world’s most prestigious photo contest, World […]


Yves Adams

Yves Adams is a full-time nature and wildlife photographer from Belgium. He travels around Europe and to other continents. He is very fascinated by the Arctic and its wildlife.