Boris Belchev was born on 3 August, 1985 in Pleven, Bulgaria (town in central north part of the country). Soon after he graduated from "Stoyan Zaimov" school in Pleven, where he specialized with Biology and German, he started a Bachelor in Biology in Sofia University. A year and a half into his studies, because of his passion for adventures and his childhood dream to become a wildlife photographer, he found himself in Denali National Park, Alaska. At present, he lives in the bird paradise - Nemunas Delta, Lithuania. In 2014 he has got Bachelor degree in Ecology from Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania.
In 2005 Boris joined the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) as a volunteer, and ever since he systematically observes and photographs birds, and takes part in monitoring projects. So far Boris has participated actively in two seasons of the CBM project , four seasons of MWWC (Mid-winter Waterfowl Count) and various others Nature Conservation Projects organized by BSPB and LOD.
In 2009, Boris Belchev won the September Wild Wonders of Europe Online Photo Competition, and his photo was in the top 3 of the Grand final.
Boris hopes that his photographs will contribute for the conservation of wildlife and Nature in Bulgaria and Lithuania.
Cameras: Canon EOS 1Dx, Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS 40D Lenses: Canon EF 300mm f2.8L IS USM Canon EF 300mm f4 L IS USM, Canon EF 17-40mm f4 L USM Extender: Canon EF 1.4x II Canon EF 2.0x III Tripod: Manfrotto 055DXB + Manfrotto 322RC2 Joystick + Beike Wimberly type; Canon UV-Haze 77mm,58mm; Flash: Canon Speedlite 430EX