My mission and aim
I travel to understand the world a bit better and it has taught me the value of memories and connections over things.
When we travel, we take in the energy of each new place in a way that can transform us. Travel infuses us with new energy and increases our sense of being connected to a larger world. This energy of connection stays with us and uplifts us even after we leave. Travel enriches you more than I can explain.
People and cultures from all over the world inspire me and I love to explore the beauty our life has to offer; from amazing landscapes and breathtaking sunsets to (endangered) wildlife and inspiring people with their own unique traditions, sounds, and food.
Traveling our planet - 5 continents explored & 37 countries visited - introduces me to a wealth of different landscapes, wildlife, cultures, and amazing experiences. Memories that will last a lifetime. On my travel and photography blog, you can find stories and images of my travels and travel tips to help you plan your next trip.
Travel & photography proved to be a perfect match
My love for photography developed during my volunteer work in a Game Reserve in South Africa, where I contributed to vital conservation within the reserve, learned the basics of photography, and went on game drives to shoot wildlife images for educational initiatives.
Photography is a love affair with life and my camera is the perfect instrument of expression for me on my journey around the world.
I love to look at the surroundings in a mindful way and capture moments that draw my attention. Nowadays photography has become one of the most important reasons I travel. Therefore, you will hardly see me without a camera.
Why I love Africa
Spending quality time in the African bush gives me that special feeling. In Africa, I feel somehow more grounded and connected to nature, the people, and myself.
It forces you to be in the moment because - in the bush - you don't know what the next minute will bring. Being so close to nature makes me feel alive and free!
I've visited over 10 African countries, some of them more than once and there really is something about Africa that feels like home to me. As a wildlife enthusiast and wildlife photographer I keep going back to Africa; for its nature, the people, and my love for our beautiful - and sadly endangered - wildlife! Blessed to be an FGASA-certified apprentice field guide since 2021, which is of great value when taking others on a (photo) safari to Africa. Interested in mindfully exploring the African bush with me? Get in touch!
With my wildlife images, I hope to spread awareness about the critical facts some animals are facing and that it will inspire you to contribute to wildlife conservation. The fight for our wildlife has never been more important, therefore I hope my images can be a small reminder of lives worth saving.