At the age of 30, the Munich-born Heinz Schmidbauer made a profession of his hobby, filming animals. He has been producing around 20 animal films for television, among others for Heinz Sielmann, the famous German animal filmmaker. Eventually, Heinz Schmidbauer quit film productions and has since been fully devoting himself to his passion of photography. His portfolio contains photographs of wild animals, usually in action. These images are fascinating and extremely authentic. In addition, Heinz Schmidbauer provides beautiful flora and landscape photographs, mainly in the panoramic format.