Through his eloquent and artful shots, photographer Junji Takasago, 60, makes the wonders of the natural world accessible to all. Born in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Takasago has worked with household names like National Geographic and Nikon and authored over 30 publications. In 2022, he won the Natural Artistry prize at the 58th edition of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award with the image “Heavenly flamingos.” Staged by the Natural History Museum in London, the prize is the world’s most prestigious accolade awarded to nature photographers.
Junji Takasago: ‘Photographers are a bridge between humans and nature’, The Japan Times, 12/01/23
Featured image: Courtesy of Junji Takasago