Janine Krayer

I am originally from Germany and have been with Pangolin Photo Safaris since 2013 when I decided to leave the world of high finance for a life of adventure and beautiful imagery in Botswana.

Being a wildlife addict and having been fascinated with photography since school, the decision was an easy one!

My passion for wildlife as well as my intention to observe and regard the finer details in life transforms my subject in front of the camera. While I spend most of my time teaching photography to nature enthusiasts and photographers in the Chobe National Park, I am also leading several expeditions to other iconic photo destinations further afield throughout the year along with my partner Guts.

I want to believe that my passion for photography is evident in my teaching style, which takes my clients on a creative journey, finding the perfect shooting methods that suit their technical and creative attributes.


My Gear

My first analog camera was a "loan" from my mom when I joined the camera club in school and learned to develop black and white images in the makeshift dark room of our school basement. Digital only became accessible to me when deciding to do an internship with a local still-life photographer. Using any and every camera I could get my hands on allowed me to learn and understand different brands and models. Since my passion for wildlife photography became a reality, I have been a firm believer in Canon, who have guided me through my journey.


I am currently working with

Canon 1Dx mkII, Canon 5DmkIII

Canon100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 mkII, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 mkII, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 mkII

Canon 1.4x mkIII