About Us

Isabel and Steffen Synnatschke are award-winning nature and travel photographers based in Europe. Deeply fascinated by the eerie beauty of Iceland and the amazing landscapes in the United States (especially the Colorado Plateau and the Pacific Northwest), they keep traveling the world in search of remote and seldom seen sceneries.
Isabel and Steffen are authors of several books and their images are regularly published in magazines, calendars, postcards, German newspapers and travel guides.

Isabel, Steffen Synnatschke

Taken in late August 2018 during our summer (!) trip to Iceland ;-)

Isabel (born Isabel Platzer) was raised in South America and different European countries. Her passion for nature, travel and photography started in her early childhood and gained significantly in influence over the years, turning her hobby into a profession. She is author and co-author of bestselling guidebooks in German language and a professional landscape and travel photographer.

Steffen grew up in Eastern Germany. As a child he loved to drift off into the fantasy world of fictitious Apache Chief "Winnetou", featured in the books by the popular German author "Karl May". With the fall of the Berlin Wall he was finally able to follow the path of his childhood hero. He started visiting the American Southwest extensively and found his vocation in exploring remote desert places and photographing brightly colored badlands and weird sandstone formations. On his old website you'll find many articles about lesser known places in the American Southwest: Secrets of the West.


Our Equipment

  • Canon EOS R5 (45 MP)
  • Sony Alpha 7RII (42 MP) w/ Metabones IV adapter
  • Canon RF 14-35 mm, f4 L IS USM
  • Canon RF 24-105 mm, f4 L IS USM
  • Canon RF 100-500 mm, f4.5-7.1 L IS USM
  • Canon Extender RF 1.4x
  • Canon EF 24-70 mm, f2.8 L II USM
  • Canon EF 24-105 mm, f4 L IS USM
  • Canon EF 16-35 mm, f2.8 L II USM
  • Canon EF 16-35 mm, f4 L IS USM
  • Canon EF 70-300 mm, f4-5.6 L IS USM
  • Canon EF 100-400 mm, f4.5-5.6L IS II USM
  • Canon EF 180 mm, f3.5 L USM Macro Lens
  • Canon TS-E 24 mm, f3,5 L II
  • Canon Extender EF 1.4x III
  • Sigma 12-24 mm, f4.5-5.6 II DG HSM
  • Gitzo GT3542LS, SIRUI N-2204X, Velbon GEO E640
  • Really Right Stuff BH-40, Leofoto NB-40, Kirk L-Brackets
  • Haida 100 PRO filter system