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Mika-Pekka Markkanen

I am a nature lover, wilderness guide and a passionate landscape photographer from Finland, here to share my view of the world. I truly enjoy spending time outdoors, preferably far from civilization, and connecting with myself and the rest of the natural world. I find it extremely empowering as well as humbling. 

Through photography I aim to capture special moments and show the awe-inspiring sights and places I have been grateful enough to experience.
For me my camera is a valuable tool that has allowed me to see and experience so much more. I get out of my comfort zone more often, I try harder, I have learnt to be more patient and humble, I pay more attention, I simply go out more and experience more.
The combination of my curious nature, my thirst for adventure, my love for nature, photography and my desire to explore, create and share, takes me to places and makes me end up in situations where I most likely would not go or end up without a camera.

By showcasing the wonders and beauty of our planet, I wish to inspire folks to go out there and experience these kind of moments on their own. I feel that we certainly need more appreciation and respect towards this amazing planet we are living in. It is key to protecting nature. For me photography, as well as guiding, are ways to spread some awe and love.

I am open for collaborations, and if you are interested in photo tours/workshops, have questions about  prints or rights to use my photos, or whatever it may be, please don't hesitate to contact me!

I hope you will enjoy my work!


National Geographic
GMC Publications: Outdoor Photographer of the Year-book
National Science Foundation
Photography Vibes - Best of Edition
Lavigne: NatGeo -calendar 2020
Kameralehti -magazine
Revontulibongarin Opas (Aurora borealis guidebook)
Lumo -magazine
AirBaltic: Baltic Outlook -magazine
Daily Mirror
The Sun
Daily Mail
KEPA: Maailmankuvalehti -magazine
A-lehdet: APU -magazine
Voima -magazine
Ubik -magazine
Vagabungo -magazine
Maaseudun Tulevaisuus
Ahlstrom Oy
Paper Impact Oy
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