Ludwig Endres was born in Spalt, a village of two thousand inhabitants in north-western Bavaria.
Nature was an important part of his life from an early age: His parents ran a small farm in addition to their regular jobs, so he grew up with animals and spent most of his childhood outdoors. While his parents worked the farm, he loved to wander through the woods, looking for and observing wild animals.
After many years in the rat race, he rediscovered his love for the beauty of nature during his first trip to South Africa. Many more visits followed, and Africa became an important part of his life; and maybe he has become a part of Africa, too.
It was there that, many years ago, he began to explore the wide-open spaces in his pictures, films, and diaries. Above all, wild animals are his special interest.
His girlfriend and he film and take photographs primarily in Africa, America and Europe.
His work has appeared in a wide variety of media: A large German dailies, advertisements, product supplements, websites, television, illustrated books, posters, and layouts.
His stories depict actual events.
When he travels, he keeps a highly detailed diary in which he records his experiences, impressions and thoughts every day. Adventures that are related to him by other people are also often recorded in his diary and add resonance to his own stories.
Awards: South African National Parks Best Predator Sighting of the Year, South African National Parks Public Sighting of the Month