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Ozkan Ozmen

Hi, my name is Özkan Özmen. I am a wildlife photographer from Turkey. I remember so clearly the goosebumps, when i was flipping the pages of that book in the library '' wildlife photographer of the year ''.

When i closed its last page, i knew immediately, this was the very first day of my wildlife photography adventure.

With African savanna being my childhood dream, it was not difficult to decide where to start. I was fortunate to photograph wildlife in wonderful places like Masai Mara, Kruger, Pilanesberg, Kgalagadi and Etosha.

I am the founder of Big Lens Adventures. A website dedicated to wildlife photography, where i share my images, sell my photo prints as well as handmade wildlife photography equipment, and a blog for sharing my experiences and equipment reviews. The name comes from the adventures i lived with my big lens.

In the meantime my work won awards, were published & exhibited in various national & international magazines and exhibitions.



- Zoological Society of London wildlife photohography competition

Category: Urban City Life - Photo: Baby Baboon

-Izmir conservation and development of Bird Paradise Photo Safari Competition

- 2 x Honorable Mention and Exhibition


- National Geographic Turkey Magazine

50 best photos of the last 5 years Photo: Giant Kingfisher (August 2015)


- [Africa Africa] Personal photo exhibition in Kuşadası İbramaki Art Gallery

- Digital SLR Photography Magazine Turkey

Portfolio of the Month: Strobist in African savanna (December 2014 )

- Smithsonian Magazine

2x Photo of the day

- Pocketwizard blog

Article: Özkan Özmen goes on a Portrait Safari


- U.S.A National Wildlife Ptotography contest

Honorable mention Price Photo: Born to be Brutal

- Camerapixo Photography Magazine inspiring hotshots

Published Photo: Leopard of Masai Mara


Photo of the day: Photo: Watching documentary with the lion cub

- IG Metall - Germany Calender

Exhibited photo: Respect the nature


- Nature History Museum Mainz Germany :

Exhibited Photo: Colours


- Kuşadası Photo Marathon

Special price winner Photo: Wings of Kuşadası

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  • Izmir, Karsiyaka, Turkey
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