Taking in Canyonlands

Hiking to view Aldeyjarfoss

Passionate about capturing the beauty of nature, Maria is a talented landscape and wildlife photographer who believes every frame tells a unique story. With an unwavering love for wildlife and the great outdoors, Maria has dedicated her lens to showcasing the wonders of our natural world.

With an acute understanding of lighting, composition, and timing, Maria captures moments that encapsulate the essence of a scene, whether it's a serene sunrise over a tranquil lake or an elusive animal in its natural habitat. Each photograph tells a story, inviting viewers to connect with the natural world more deeply.

Maria's work showcases the inherent beauty of landscapes and wildlife and aims to inspire a sense of environmental awareness and conservation. By highlighting the fragile balance between humanity and nature, Maria hopes to encourage viewers to appreciate, protect, and preserve the Earth's natural treasures.

Join Maria on a visual journey through our planet's awe-inspiring landscapes and fascinating wildlife and experience the power of photography to awaken a sense of wonder and reverence for nature's breathtaking creations.

Up close in Tshukudu

Giving Back

In the battle for homeless pets, Sue, the driving force behind Chicago's Trio Animal Foundation, stands as a true warrior angel. Her unwavering dedication and tireless efforts in rescuing and rehabilitating animals are nothing short of inspirational. With every dog saved, my heart both breaks and soars, reinforcing my profound love for this exceptional foundation. To demonstrate my unwavering support, I commit 10% of all my proceeds each year to Trio Animal Foundation. Your purchases hold immeasurable significance, empowering us to make a real difference together.

Photo courtesy of Trio Animal Foundation

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was established 45 years ago due to one family's deep love for Kenya and its wilderness. This pioneering conservation organization is dedicated to safeguarding wildlife and preserving habitats in East Africa. Its most renowned initiative is the Orphans' Project, the world's first and most successful elephant orphan rescue and rehabilitation program.

The trust protects the natural environment and immediately assists wild animals in need through its Aerial, Anti-Poaching, and Mobile Veterinary Units. The Orphans' Project allows them to rescue and care for orphaned baby elephants, rhinos, and other wild species across Kenya, ensuring they can thrive and return to the wild when they grow up.

Engaging with local communities living alongside wildlife is essential to the trust's work, achieved through Community Outreach programs. Additionally, their Saving Habitat initiative is focused on securing crucial wilderness areas to provide animals with ample space to roam freely.

Among the various ways to support the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, my favorite is to adopt one of their many rescued animals. Meet Raha and Mayan, two of my fosters, in the image to the right. Please click the link below to learn more about adoption and how you can get involved.

Photos courtesy of Sheldrick Wildlife Trust


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Ponte Vecchio, Florence

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Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park

"My goal is to express my creativity, share compelling stories, and inspire viewers to engage with the world around them in meaningful ways."

Maria possesses a deep passion for the natural world and its inhabitants, leading her to embark on thrilling adventures as a wildlife photographer. With remarkable patience and an acute sense of observation, she has honed her ability to capture breathtaking images of animals, birds, and other wildlife in their natural habitats. Through her lens, Maria illuminates the natural world's beauty, behavior, and diversity, acting as a dedicated advocate for environmental conservation.

Venice, Italy


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Hverir, Geothermal pools, Iceland

Iceland-Maria Sees the World