To Travel is to Live

Sharing my adventures

Michael Schindler

37 years old, from Berlin, Germany

Traveled to 40+ countries

Hi there! I'm a hobby travel photographer based in Germany.

While I have a variety of interests, my photos are mainly focused around nature, wildlife, architecture, art and aviation.

So far I've been to more than 40 countries and traveled a distance of more than 13x around earth. Some of my personal highlights include Galapagos Islands, Borneo rain forest, crossing Panama Canal, Guatemala, the Andes, Vietnam and the active vulcanos Etna, Volcan de Fuego, Cotopaxi and Sierra Negra.

Besides traveling, I have a passion for aviation and modern art. I have flown Cold War jet fighter, WW2 bi-plane and have been on almost all types of commercial airliners. I've also been onboard the famous Antonov AN-225.

My photos have been recognized by National Geographic, Getty Images, AOL, Discovery Channel and several others.

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Greatest Adventure

Apart from living with wild bushmen in the Borneo rain forest, with no electricity or any other modern amenities, my greatest adventure so far was an expedition to Galapagos Islands. The passage to Isabela Island, 3hrs on the open Pacific Ocean with just a small outboard motor fishing boat and high waves was also one of the most dangerous trips.


Favorite Place

Southwest Florida

Favorite City

Hong Kong, Singapore, London

Greatest Nature


Favorite Country


Looking for my Aviation Shots?

Aviation is my second passion, may it be flying with great planes or going to air shows