the photographer

Hello there, I'm a photographer from Hamburg, Germany, with a focus on travel photography and a special interest in the mountainous regions and deserts of the world. If you stumbled upon my website there is a fair good chance that you love travel, being outdoors and above all photography. Good news! You are in the right spot. Enjoy and be inspired!

I started my 'career' as an amateur photographer with an analog Canon 35mm SLR camera (EOS 600/30) and used (Kodak) slide film exclusively. The choice of lenses was deliberately always quite small. Canon's 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens is one of my favorites (it's a great travel lens and covers the focal lengths that are most important to me). In 2015, I switched to digital photography and bought a Canon full-frame DSLR, the EOS 6D.

Any questions or critique? Do not hesitate to contact me. Send an email to: hello@peterboekamp.com
I'll come back to you as soon as possible.

latest additions & future projects

Latest addition: Greenland. Six years after my first trip to East Greenland, I traveled there again for two weeks in July 2023 to catch up on some excursions and hikes that I couldn't do in 2017. Again I had a great time in the Arctic wilderness, although not all excursions could be done as planned due to the sometimes bad (rather challenging) weather and scheduling problems. Have a look at selected photographs from my second East Greenland tour.

From mid-September to mid-October 2022, I was again travelling with a small tour group in Chad. Having already travelled to the Ennedi in 2018, this time I wanted to explore the Tibesti, the highest desert mountain range in the Sahara. It is located in the far northwest of Chad. Getting there is a challenge in itself and meant long drives by off-road vehicle (4500 kilometres in total). Starting point was the capital N'Djamena.

At the end of the desert tour I also had the opportunity to visit the Gerewol festival of the Wodaabe nomads south of N'Djamena in the Sahel. An extraordinary experience and a real highlight of this Chad trip. Check out my recently added photographs of the Tibesti tour and the Gerewol festival.

In July 2022 I travelled to Western Mongolia to go hiking in the Altai mountains. I visited Altai Tavan Bogd National Park together with Mongolians of Kazakh origin and the Tuva tribe, as well as camels and horses. Have a look at photographs from this tour.

In November 2021 I took part in a desert walk in the Rub al Khali (or 'Empty Quarter'), Oman. Have a look at a selection of photographs that try to capture the magic and beauty of the desert.

In August 2021 I returned to Russia to explore the northern part of the Kamchatka peninsula on foot. Even though the weather could have been better, I did not regret traveling to the Far East again. Check out selected photographs from my second Kamchatka tour.

In autumn 2019 I spent two weeks in Northern Sudan and explored many archaeological sites along the River Nile. Have a look at selected photographs from my Sudan tour.

In the late summer of 2019, I was in the Far East of Russia, exploring the southern part of the Kamchatka peninsula on foot. Check out the photographs of my first Kamchatka tour.

In November 2018 I participated in a two-week desert expedition in Chad, a country in north-central Africa. View selected photographs from my Ennedi tour.

In August 2018, I spent two exciting weeks in Botswana and explored the vast, wildlife-rich Okavango Delta - the green 'heart' of the Kalahari Desert. Find out why the country is one of the great safari destinations in Africa and have a look at the photos of my Botswana tour.

In 2017 I returned to Nepal for one of the most scenic treks in Nepal, the Manaslu Circuit. The trek offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and is also culturally very diverse. Despite its recent increase in popularity, the Manaslu Trek remains remote and off the beaten track compared to the more popular tea house treks in Nepal.

Next project: I haven't made up my mind yet, but i'm really looking forward to it..!

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The photographs on this website, unless noted otherwise, are published under a Creative Commons license. That means you are free to use the photographs under the following conditions:

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That said, you can license photographs from this website for editorial, advertising or other commercial purposes. Just tell me which images you're interested in and contact me. Almost all photographs shown on this website are available for commercial projects.

Files: I can supply you with layout images (JPEGs) and digital high-resolution files (usually TIFF). Colour profile is Adobe-RGB; bit-depth typically 16 bits per channel. Color slides were scanned with Nikon's excellent film scanner Coolscan V ED (LS-50). I have used Adobe Lightroom to process my RAW files and Adobe Photoshop for adjustments, if necessary.

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