photos by mario nonaka

mario nonaka

Watching wildlife in its natural habitat has been fascinating to me since my childhood. Taking pictures of wild animals has become a passion.

Working as a flight crew for an international airline, I have the possibility to get to many famous and interesting spots around the world quite easily. I take advantage of this as much as I can. Good knowledge of nature and wildlife as well as good organization is mandatory for each trip.

But in the end it is mostly luck and a lot of patience…when I look at the pictures of the last years, it looks like I had both…

Fascination wildlife & nature

With my pictures and this website I want to show the uniqueness of wildlife and share my passion with my family, my friends and with all who are interested in wildlife. Many species of wildlife I saw in the past years are endangered and protected. If we want our children and grandchildren to have the same encounters with a wild world like we still have it now, we have to work hard.

Lions, Elephants, Rhinos, Tigers, etc…may be on the brink of extinction if we don’t act fast. Taking pictures of these wild animals and sharing them with people who are interested in their protection is part of my effort to save them. If you want to get in touch with me please use this email.


blogs about recent trips and photo of the month



Nature as its own artist, stunning landscapes and rough and untouched wilderness are shown in this subchapter. The power and strength, the beauty and vulnerability, the drama of all four seasons always create never ending opportunities to capture.

birds view

Being privileged to work above the sky, it is always amazing to see the world from above. The view from a birds perspective at this amazing world out of sea, mountains, deserts and different landscapes still fascinates me every time again.