My name is Karina Robin and I am a passionate wildlife & travel photographer. I created this platform to share some images I took during my many trips.
Originally from Germany, I have now lived in Brussels, Belgium, for more than 20 years. Already my father was a semi-professional photographer, working for the German navy. I think I just followed my genes and my destiny when I retired early some years ago to fully live my passion. Like everybody else, I started with simple point-and-shoot cameras. When this was no longer sufficient I bought my first bridge camera, a Panasonic Lumix. Then came the first DSLR, soon changed against a better model, then another one …. For some time I definitely suffered from GAS (gear acquisition syndrome). I am very happy now with my present set-up and it's not likely that I will change it anytime soon.
I have travelled extensively within Europe, Africa, Asia and South East Asia, the Near and Middle East and the Caribbean, both for work and for pleasure.
But my happy place is anywhere in South Africa, as long as it is in the bush.
Like for so many of us the COVID-19 pandemic has turned my travel plans for the past 17 months upside down.
My last trip was to South Africa in March 2020, a road trip through several nature reserves, from Durban to Hoedspruit.
Finally, beginning of August 2021 I could travel again - and my first safari took me to Kenya. I visited the national parks of Tsavo East, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara. More on this you can find in my travel journal.
The next trip is planned for the end of this year - a 3 week safari through the Kruger National Park and the Greater Kruger area.