Hannes Lochner was born near Cape Town, where he grew up. He studied art at Stellenbosch University.
After working as a field guide and river guide and graphic designer he now works as a freelance, natural photographer and publisher. He also offers photo safaris. His photos often appear on the front-covers of South Africa's leading Outdoor Magazines.
From 2010 his partner and wildlife film maker, Noa Köfler, has taken part in his Kalahari studies. She made the promotion video for Hannes' book, The Dark Side of the Kalahari.