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I am a 3D Visual Effects Supervisor working in the Film and Television visual effects and animation industry. Animation is not my only passion. South Africa is a beautiful country with an average of 320+ warm sunshine days a year. I try and spend as much time possible outdoors, and love photographing nature for inspiration.
I am especially interested in Nature photography, Macro photography, and Stapeliads (a type of succulent mainly found in the arid regions of Southern Africa).
Note: All my photographs are Copyrighted.
Most photos are available under a "Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs" License, but Licensing of selected photos are managed via Getty Images and iStockphoto.
High Quality Aluminum Dibond & Acrylic Prints available via the Flickr/PrintedArt collaboration.
I can be contacted regarding my photographs at: Contact
My Flickr Photo Sets:
Martin Heigan - Flickr Photo Sets
"Namaqualand and the Richtersveld - Nature's Spectacular Canvas"
"South Africa - Hidden Treasures of Nature"
I started and administer the following Flickr Special Interest Photographic Groups:
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My FlickeFlu Nature Photography Gallery:
Nature Photography Gallery
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Martin Heigan - Resume
- Euphorbias Are Amazing 505 photos, 56 members
- ! bLURRy & HAzY bACKgrOUNDs ! [ Pls Awd 2 ] 8,303 photos, 491 members
- Lithops Hall Of Fame 224 photos, 144 members
- Dragonfly & Damselfly Moments 34,469 photos, 3,602 members
- Dragonflies around the World 14,474 photos, 1,551 members
- For The Love Of Dragonflies 36,073 photos, 4,375 members
- Cacti & Succulent Identification 314 photos, 290 members
- Marakele National Park 24 photos, 4 members
- Asclepiadaceae 419 photos, 24 members
- Love South Africa 7,783 photos, 623 members
- Night Sky, The 21,666 photos, 3,406 members
- Anti star trails 2,766 photos, 675 members
- Our Planet at Night 810 photos, 140 members
- The Stars at Night -- P1/C1 1,926 photos, 543 members
- * Best Bird Photography (Post 1 ~ Award 1) 26,684 photos, 1,143 members
- * Feathers and Beaks ** Penas e Bicos * ( Post 1 - Award 3) 22,628 photos, 1,428 members
- Landscape,Seascape,Skyscape QUALITY Photography! Post 1 Award 3 48,426 photos, 4,296 members
- Super Shots - Only Invited Photos - Nominate Now 259,400 photos, 40,914 members
- Build your rainbow TRANSPARENT L1 p1/a5 47,165 photos, 3,004 members
- Flowers on Flickr (Post 1 - Award 3) 71,987 photos, 5,251 members
- FotoArtCircle - the wondrous world - Level 2 - (2P=5C) 6,906 photos, 1,971 members
- FotoArtCircle - the miraculous world - Level 1 - (2P=5C) 83,198 photos, 5,336 members
- Romantic Images 15,195 photos, 1,480 members
- Portraits (Individuality, Imagination, Originality) 26,302 photos, 13,122 members
- The Lonesome Tree 14,539 photos, 1,863 members
- Tra un Manifesto e Lo Specchio - High quality images 118,484 photos, 6,268 members
- only namibia (wildlife & landscapes) 1,570 photos, 121 members
- `|´ Trees die standing up `|´ please award, it's kind :) 45,344 photos, 4,168 members
- Paisaje Puro / Pure Landscape 13,980 photos, 1,540 members
- Best of Nature's Gallery (Invite Only) Award 3 2,469 photos, 423 members
- American Horticultural Society Photo Contests 833 photos, 179 members
- I like your style! (1 Post - 1 Com - 1 Inv) 16,876 photos, 1,923 members
- Amaryllidaceae - International 236 photos, 67 members
- Natural World. (P1/C2) 12,718 photos, 1,051 members
- Prestige Nature P1 C2 - Winner Announced 28,988 photos, 1,399 members
- **Brilliant~Eye~Jewels** INVITED PICS ONLY! P1/C2 180,825 photos, 22,348 members
- PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD 11,757 photos, 497 members
- Bird Watching Group (BWG): Post 1 : Award 2 160,424 photos, 8,903 members
- Search The Best (Post INVITED Photos Only) New Group 1,426 photos, 593 members
- Ruins and Rust~(NO PEOPLE) Photo Challenge PLEASE VOTE. 20,357 photos, 925 members
- Ruins 82,717 photos, 6,099 members
- Silhouettes & Shadows 69,464 photos, 6,018 members
- shadows 166,312 photos, 18,902 members
- World Wildlife Showcase (By invitation only) 1,884 photos, 217 members
- Seedlings & Saplings 137 photos, 41 members
- Flora Photography! 1,287 photos, 120 members
- Best VIDEOS on Flickr! 21,830 photos, 6,400 members
- Rocks and Geology 64,220 photos, 5,798 members
- Rockforms 7,983 photos, 1,308 members
- Richtersveld succulent treasure 80 photos, 5 members
* Hi Tech Bio * says:
"I always consider my shelf blessed for living in such a wonderful place to see succulent plants; once I saw Martin's photos I was transported to succulent heaven, he captures the beauty of this plant right were they live!!! I just wanted to say "GRACIAS" for letting me know a place I only dreamed of..."
17th February, 2007
Nicolas Moulin (Nimou) says:
"Unas de las mejores paginas sobre flores.
Ademas de buena calidad, vienen las fotos identificadas.
Un trabajo no tan solo de fotografiar pero tambien de identificacion.
Una pasion de fotografo que se siente viendo las fotos una despues de la otra."
2nd September, 2006
"There's little doubt Martin's photos of stapeliads are amongst the finest photos for this group of plants available on flickr.com, and certainly they are some of the best I've seen anywhere. Simple, elegant and beautiful he manages to brings out the magnificent in these already stunning flowers.
I look forward to further additions by this photographer."
2nd June, 2006
- Martin Heigan
- May 2006
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- I am:
- Freelance 3D Visual Effects Supervisor / Photographer
- mh [at] icon.co.za