Wolfgang's work has been prominently displayed in our magazine - see some of the links below - and a few years back I had the pleasure of joining Wolfgang on a liveaboard safari to Tiger Beach in the Bahamas.
We instantly became friends. Wolfgang was mild-mannered, pleasant and very knowledgeable. At the time his body was already quite ravaged by several bouts of cancer but not his spirit or positive outlook.
Wolfgang's purist b/w photography of sharks, shot on film with his trusty and battered Nikonos V, was one of the few that truly inspired me to take my own photography a tad further. There was always such a raw but at the same time elegant aesthetic over his imagery which always appealed to me, and still does to this day.
Wolfgang Leander will be truly missed but surely not forgotten. His life was full of meaning and he has left a lasting legacy.
Wolfgang, thank you for being a friend. It was an enlightening pleasure.