About - Jonas Tonboe
Me With a Friendly Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur

About Me

Welcome. And thank you for visiting my photo galleries!

My name is Jonas Tonboe Christiansen and I am a photographer taking the majority of my photos during my travels around the world. I prefer destinations "off the beaten track" because these places usually offer great adventure and unique photographic opportunities. My favourite continent is Africa. This continent is enormous and has so much to offer.

I am interested in wildlife, landscape, architecture and travel photography. I have a passion for photographing endangered or threatened animal species, and through my photos I hope to stimulate people's interest in these animals and raise awareness about conservation and the protection of species and their habitats.

To me wildlife photography is the most interesting form of photography because of the inherent unpredictability: You might only have a few seconds to take a photo, and often the conditions under which a photo is taken are very difficult.

My aim is to photograph subjects as authentically as possible and to do a minimum amount of post-processing. I do not like arranged and over-processed photos.

What keeps me interested in photography is that it is a continuous learning process. Being a great photographer requires technical proficiency but also creativity and the ability to "think outside the box". The quality of images can always be improved and there are plenty of new areas to explore.

Ever since I got my first SLR in 1988, the Canon EOS 650, I've used Canon camera equipment. In 2005 I switched to digital with the purchase of the Canon EOS 10D. Since then I have continuously upgraded to newer models to reap the benefits of better sensor quality, better AF capabilities etc. I love the ergonomics, user interface and performance of the Canon camera bodies. And in my opinion the versatility and quality of the Canon L lenses is unparalleled by any other manufacturer.

Professionally, I've been working a couple of decades in the IT industry in demanding jobs. Traveling and photography is my way of charging up my batteries.

Feel free to browse my galleries or have a look at my own personal favourites. As all my photos are keyworded, you can also search for photos or look up photos by keyword(s). And please do visit again soon - I will continuously add more photos to this site.


2016 Wildlife Photo Competition (Will Burrard-Lucas) - Habitat & Landscapes: Highly Commended Photo. Photo on display in March 2017 at Big Screen Plaza in New York City, USA.
Winner 2012 Naturetrek Photography Competition: Best Photo
Winner 2013 Naturetrek Photography Competition: Gallery of the Year
Winner Digital Photography Review Challenge: An A to Z of Subjects - Week 19, S
Winner Digital Photography Review Challenge: Small Birds
Winner Digital Photography Review Challenge: Wide Open - Shallow Depth of Field
Winner Digital Photography Review Challenge: Random Items
Winner Digital Photography Review Challenge: Surprises in Nature
Winner Digital Photography Review Challenge: Birds, Birds, Birds!
Winner Digital Photography Review Challenge: Snakes, Up Close and Deadly
Winner Digital Photography Review Challenge: Rich Vivid Colours - Painted Buildings
Runner Up, 2nd Place Digital Photography Review Challenge: Nature Photos From the Top Half of the Earth
Runner Up, 2nd Place Digital Photography Review Challenge: Couples
Runner Up, 2nd Place Digital Photography Review Challenge: Your Best Bird Photos
Runner Up, 2nd Place Digital Photography Review Challenge: Whiskers
Runner Up, 2nd Place Digital Photography Review Challenge: Layers and Layers of Mountain
Runner Up, 2nd Place Digital Photography Review Challenge: Tropical Islands (Pacific)
Runner Up, 2nd Place Digital Photography Review Challenge: Adorable Baby Animals
Runner Up, 2nd Place Digital Photography Review Challenge: View From the Top - Sea
Runner Up, 3rd Place Digital Photography Review Challenge: Minimization in Landscape Photography
Runner Up, 3rd Place Digital Photography Review Challenge: Revealing Reptiles
Runner Up, 3rd Place Digital Photography Review Challenge: Hidden

Featured Work in Blog Posts and Articles

Natural World Safaris: Discovering the Wildlife of the Congo
Flickr (Naturetrek): Gallery of the Year 2013: Winner
Flickr (Naturetrek): Madagascar Special
Flickr (Naturetrek): Western Madagascar - Baobabs, Forests and Fosas!
Flickr (Naturetrek): Madagascar's Endemic Birds
Flickr (Naturetrek): Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - Deluxe
The independent: Going Wild in the Republic of Congo: Not Your Typical African Walking Safari
Conservation Magazine: Quadruple-rich in Biodiversity
Discover Africa: 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Moremi Game Reserve
Zambia Tourism: The Best of Zambia on Instagram This Week
South Pacific Tourism Organisation: Milne Bay Province: More Than Just a Tourism Hub for Papua New Guinea
Sierra: 6 of the World's Scariest Bridges
Worldview Therapy: Dreams of Obama - the Woes of a National Hero in a Complex World

Countries Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Ethiopia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Rwanda, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vatican City, Vietnam, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Upcoming Trips

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