Mareike Schadach

photography & storytelling


for our wildlife and nature
for conservation
for making a change

Nice to have you here!

I’m a photographer and storyteller specializing in wildlife, landscape and conservation topics. I’m based in Berlin, Germany.

I want to give nature and wildlife a voice with my pictures and let them speak to you. Because they matter!


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The Amazon River Dolphins of Yacu Warmi, Ecuador

The small community of Yacu Warmi, at the far end of Ecuador, has made friends with the Amazon river dolphins. Dolphin watching as a little income opportunity is helping the endangered freshwater dolphin to gain new importance for the locals.

Giant Tortoise Galapagos

The Giants of Galapagos – Visit to the Tortoises of San Christóbal

Tortoises on the Galapagos Islands were subject to extensive overexploitation for food by sailors and settlers in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, populations are threatened by invasive species, habitat loss, poaching and the illegal wildlife trade. Conservation programs like conservation breeding and reintroduction are showing great success, and the tortoise populations are slowly recovering.

Common Cranes (Grus grus)

Happy with the Birds of Happiness: Watching Cranes in Linum

One of the most amazing natural spectacles that has always fascinated us humans can be observed around Linum, a small village near Berlin: the migration of cranes to their wintering grounds. Several tens of thousands of these beautiful birds stop over in this very special area every year.

Orca Whale (orca orcinus)

Protect what you love: Southern Resident Orcas of the Salish Sea

Southern Resident Orcas are one of three orca ecotypes found in the Salish Sea. Unlike the so-called Transient and Offshore Orcas, they feed primarily on Chinook Salmon. But salmon stocks have declined dramatically in recent decades. Since 2005, Southern Resident Orcas have been considered endangered.

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