Dr. med. Harold Vanderschmidt
Nature and Medicine

Welcome!  

After 42 years in Medicine I have made the decision to retire from my job as Orthopedic Surgeon.

Since childhood I am interested in Nature, Animals and Photography. After I was given my first Camera I have started taking pictures from Landscapes and Wildlife.

For a couple of years I was very active in Underwater Photography.

In this Website I want to present my Biography and Photos from my trips to different places in the World.

During my work as an Arthroscopic Surgeon I have done many Videos which were published on my previous Website.

I believe that many of my old patients  will still ask me questions and for this reason I have decided to keep the Video Section from my work as an Arthroscopic Surgeon.

I am very interested in Medical Education also and I believe that these Videos are beneficial for my future students.


This Year I have visited Tanzania twice. The Serengeti is one of the best places on Earth for Wildlife Photography. In August I was lucky to see 12 Crossings at the Mara River.


I have visited multiple Countries in the last years and I was able to capture amazing pictures from Wildlife and Landscapes.

If you are interested to see Images from my excursions you can open the Picture Galleries.