Balázs was born in Budapest, in the capital city of Hungary in 1974. He began his carrier as a big cat keeper at the Budapest Zoo at the age of 14, then (in 1996) he joined the expeditions of the Hungarian Natural History Museum and worked for the Mammals Collection for 4 years. During the years he also worked overseas for a reptile breeding centre and studied venomous snakes in captivity. Since 2002 he has been an adventure tour leader for Baraka Travel Company and he guides Hungarian tourists around the Globe. He also worked with cat species in the Rare Species Conservation Centre in Kent, United Kingdom and currently he works in the United Arab Emirates. He started to research and photograph animals in their habitat during the first expeditions with the Natural History Museum, and thanks to the character of his jobs since then, up to now he has been to 107 countries on 5 continents.
Balázs is an accomplished wildlife photographer, he published books and articles about animals and nature both in English and Hungarian. Balázs works frequently for the Vilagjaro Utazasi Magazin (World Traveller Magazine, published in Hungarian), Vadon (Wildlife Magazin, published in Hungarian) and National Geographic Magyarország (Hungarian edition).
Nikon F6 and D800 body
17-35 mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor
50 mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor
105 mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor
80-200 mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor
Nikon SB-26 flash
Nikon SB-800 flash
Canon PowerShot S110
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