Welcome

Welcome to my website (last update August, 1st 2016). My name is Karin Van Couwenberg and I live in Antwerp, situated in the northern part of Belgium. For me, nature and wildlife photography started simply as a way to record my adventures and trips so I could remember and revisit them for years to come. What started as an afterthought gradually evolved into a consuming passion.

GREAT NEWS: four years later after the success of our first book, The Magic of Botswana, we realised our second book, The Magic of Hope.

We thank Jane Goodall for all her support and wisdom that we will never forget, reminding us that every little bit counts. Proceeds from this book will go to the Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots Foundation as well as “Save the Elephants” Foundation.

We are spinning a web of destruction on this planet but you need to believe that there is hope. Through the Magic of Hope we connect the purity and innocence of the next generations to the confidence and wisdom of generations present and past.

Our project begins from children's drawings in Africa and Europe depicting their view of wildlife, to messages of hope from conservationists and iconic individuals throughout the world together with our photographs. Follow us as we expose some of the messages of hope included in our book from politicians, writers, royalty and conservationists. There will be a day when all will admire the rhino, practice conservation and inhale the wilderness.

Embrace the beauty of our planet, our earth and believe in hope.

I hope you'll enjoy my photographs and don’t forget to visit this website from time to time because it will be updated on a regular basis. Thank you for taking this journey with me today.

Karin van Couwenberg