I earn a living as a 3D Visual Effects Supervisor and specialise in Motion Capture for the Film and Television Industry. My passion for photography started in Art School when I studied Graphic Design and had Photography as a subject. As I live in South Africa, unspoilt wide open spaces and breathtaking wildlife is always just a road trip away.

I am especially interested in Nature photography, Astrophotography; Macro photography, and Stapeliads (a type of succulent mainly found in the arid regions of Southern Africa).

My latest National Geographic Magazine photo:
Dead Vlei

My National Geographic News Watch photos:
Martin Heigan natgeo newswatch

My Nature Photography Gallery Slideshow:
Martin Heigan's Nature Photography Gallery

My Astrophotography Gallery:
Pickering's Triangle in the Veil Nebula (NGC 6974)

My 3D VFX & Photography Home Page:

My 3D VFX & Photography Facebook Page:
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My Pinterest Page:
Pinterest Page

My BRAIN FOOD Flipboard:
Flipboard Page

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, iStockphoto and Biosphoto.

I can be contacted regarding my photographs via my web site form below:

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Martin_Heigan - View my 'Martin Heigan Nature Photography' set on Flickriver

My Flickr Photo Sets:
Martin Heigan - Flickr Photo Sets

Martin_Heigan - View my most interesting photos on Flickriver

My Books:

"Namaqualand and the Richtersveld - Nature's Spectacular Canvas"

"South Africa - Hidden Treasures of Nature"

My Nature Photography Gallery via FlickeFlu:
Nature Photography Gallery

View my "Most Interesting" Photos:
Martin_Heigan's Most Interesting Photos on Flickriver

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  • Wild Elephant Encounter at Kruger National Park by Martin_Heigan
  • The Milky Way and me by Martin_Heigan

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    * 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..."

    February 17th, 2007

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    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."

    September 2nd, 2006

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    petrichor says:

    "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."

    June 2nd, 2006

Martin Heigan
May 2006
Johannesburg, South Africa
I am:
3D Visual Effects Supervisor / Photographer