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Espen Lie Dahl

Homebred from Smøla, a Norwegian island off the coast of Kristiansund, Espen Lie Dahl is a biologist, birder and nature photographer.

His fascination with birds started from an early age, which eventually led to his PhD in Ecology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, focusing on the population studies of the White-Tailed Eagle. Espen has also worked closely with the aquaculture and fish farming industry in Norway but photographing his home country’s avian delights is where is true passion lies.

Espen knows all of Norway’s best photography locales and his knowledge of Arctic wildlife and bird behaviour is an insurmountable advantage when sharing his passion with the world. Over the years his photographic work has been recipient of numerous national and international awards but he has also had the privilege to capture images from various destination around the globe, including Svalbard, Antarctica, East Asia, West Papua, Africa and South America. In 2010, he and his brother Audun founded their own photographic company in Norway that specialises in eagle and hide photography.

Espen Lie Dahl is an ORYX Photo Tour Partner and hosts our Arctic Bird Tours.

Upcoming Tours with Espen

There are currently no set departures with this guide, but please do contact the ORYX office at and we will be delighted to tailor-make your dream Photo Tour with them.

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