Here you find the latest news and updates.

  • 27.11.14 : New Photo Calendar 2015.
    The 11th edition of my photo calendar is just finished. This year it includes 13 images of my recent trip to Hawaii (Maui and Kauai), Utah and Nevada For orders or any questions please sent me an email.
  • 08.06.14 : Updating my References.
    Added some photo contests, which I won.
  • 20.07.13 : New Photo Gallery India.
    A collection of 100 images from my recent visit to India (Andaman Islands, Agra & Rajasthan) in February 2013. Sights include gorgeous Havelock and Neil Island, world famous Taj Mahal in Agra, mysterious Fatehpur Sikri and the colourful cities of Jaipur and Jodhpur (Rajasthan).
  • 22.10.12 : New Photo Calendar 2013.
    The annual edition of my photo calendar is just finished. This year it includes my 13 favorite images of my recent trips to Laos, Borneo (Malaysia), Vietnam, Hong Kong and Dubai (U.A.E). For orders or any questions please sent me an email.
  • 15.06.12 : 24 new photos from my 3rd visit to Hong Kong (and Macau) in February 2012.
    During my 3rd visit to spectacular Hong Kong & Macau in February, I had the opportunity for some new shots, especially from the "Million Dollar Viewpoint" Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island.
  • 20.03.12 : New Photo Gallery Vietnam.
    A collection of 45 images from my recent visit to Northern Vietnam in February 2012. Sights include spectacular Halong and Lan Ha Bay with the Hang Sung Sot cave, Cat Ba Island and the capital Hanoi. Check it out!
  • 11.03.12 : New Photo Gallery Laos.
    A collection of 60 images from my recent visit to beautiful Laos in January 2012. Although the main purpose of this trip was rock climbing, I still had enough time for at least some shots. ;-) Sights include the karst cliffs of Vang Vieng, the nearby Tham Chang cave, the World Heritage city of Luang Prabang with the Kuang Si waterfalls and the capital Vientiane.
  • 10.10.11 : New Photo Calendar 2012.
    The 2012 edition of my annual photo calendar is just finished. This year it includes my 13 favorite images of my recent trip to beautiful Myanmar (Burma). For orders or any questions please sent me an email.
  • 05.08.11 : New Photo Gallery Malaysia & Borneo.
    A collection of 60 images from my recent visit to Malaysian Borneo and Kuala Lumpur in February/March 2011. Sights include Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkeys, Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Kuching (Sarawak), Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur, beautiful Fairy Cave near Kuching, Mount Kinabalu and National Park, and many more...
  • 05.04.11 : New Photo Gallery Myanmar.
    An extensive photo collection from my recent visit to gorgeous Myanmar in February 2011. Chapters are: Favorites, Yangon, Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyo), Mandalay with Amarapura, Inle Lake with Indein, Bagan and "Faces of Myanmar". Enjoy!
  • 26.12.10 : New Photo Gallery Seychelles.
    A selection of 17 pictures, I made during my Seychelles trip in October 2001 (Islands of Praslin and La Digue). All photos were made on negative film and were scanned with my Nikon Super Coolscan 5000ED @ 4000dpi.
  • 11.09.10 : Updating my References.
    Participation in the huge Lonely Planet 100 Millionth Guide Book Photo Competition. My picture "Returno a Cachoeira da Fumacinha" was selected one of the 199 runners up (out of 130,000 images).
  • 09.06.10 : New Photo Gallery Peru.
    A selection of 48 images from my Peru trip in 2000. All photos were taken on color negative film and were scanned with my Nikon Super Coolscan 5000ED film scanner @ 4000dpi, which is good for 20 MP.
  • 15.05.10 : Updating my References.
    Participation in the 4-Seasons.de Photo contest "Best Outdoor picture". My picture "Cachoeira dos Cristais" finished in 2nd Place.
  • 05.05.10 : Updating my References.
    A design bureau ordered two photos from Chile for a packaging design for animal feed.
  • 12.04.10 : New Photo Gallery Kingdom of Tonga.
    A small selection of 30 pictures from the Kingdom of Tonga, including the gorgeous island of 'Eua with it's rainforest and steep coastline, Tongatapu with it's pretty rough surf (caused by Hurricane Tomas), and the impressive trilithon monoliths (similar to Stonehenge).
  • 03.04.10 : New Photo Gallery Fiji.
    Selection of 80 pictures from Fiji, where I spent several weeks in March 2010.
  • 28.03.10 : New Photo Gallery Vanuatu.
    Just returned from my South Pacific trip, where I spent 5 weeks on the islands of Fiji, Vanuatu and Tonga. Starting with Vanuatu, here are 50+ pictures from the gorgeous islands of Tanna and Efate. In the next weeks I will also upload many photos of Fiji and Tonga. Stay tuned!
  • 18.02.10 : New Photo Gallery Bolivia.
    40 images from one of my favorite countries in South America, Bolivia. Locations include El Camino de la Muerte (Death Road), Salar de Uyuni & Altiplano, Ascent of Huayna Potosi (6.088m), La Paz with Plaza Murillo and the Yungas with Coroico.
  • 31.01.10 : Added 25 new photos to my USA section.
    Last week I scanned a few dozens slides from my USA trips in 2000 and 2002. The photos were taken mainly at the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, the Colorado Plateau and the Zion National Park.
  • 24.01.10 : Country section Argentina
    Editing and uploading of 40 images from my Argentina trip in 2004, where I stayed for several days in the Los Glaciares National Park around El Calafate and El Chalten.
    Highlights include the Fitzroy Area with Laguna de los Tres, Lago Viedma, Cerro Torre & Monte Fitzroy, and the Calafate Area with the Perito Moreno, Speggazini and Upsala Glaciers including "Mini Trekking" (Glacier Tour).
  • 18.01.10 : Country section Qatar
    Uploading the Qatar section with 48 pictures. The photos were taken during my stay in Doha between April and July 2006, where I joined the construction team of the Sports City Tower (later renamed to Aspire Tower) as a surveying engineer for Midmac Sixco. The 300+ meters high Aspire Tower is still the highest building in Qatar. Other locations include the Inland Sea (Khor Al Udaid), Umm Salal Fort, Al Khor, Al Wakrah, Sealine Resort, Red Bull Air Show, Power Boat World Cup Race, Corniche, Mercedes SLR Mclaren, Hummer, Sand Dunes Riding with Quads, and many more...
  • 10.01.10 : Completion of the Chile section
    Adding the Chile chapters Lauca National Park & Salar de Surire (24 pics), Lake District (19 pics) with the Villarica and Llanquihue Lakes, and Patagonia (53 pics).
    Preview: In the next weeks I will add the country sections Qatar and Argentina.
  • 19.12.09 : Uploading the first part of my Chile photo category: The Atacama Desert
    55 completely new edited images from my two trips to the Atacama Desert in 2004 and 2005, including the spectacular landscapes of the Moon Valley (Valle de la Luna) and the Chilean Altiplano, as well as the picturesque lagunas Miscanti, Miniques, Talar and Tara. Over the next weeks I will complete the Chile section by adding the Norte Grande-, Patagonia- and Lake District- chapters. Stay tuned!
  • 13.12.09 : Uploading photo category Thailand
    A selection of about 30 images from South Thailand, mainly from my 8 days stopover in Railay, Krabi 2009. The locations include beautiful Phra Nang Beach, the thrilling "Deep Water Soloing" and some secret spots.
  • 09.12.09 : Updating my References.
    In addition to a 2nd Place in the GEO.de Photo Contest "Best Travel Picture 2009", I've got an order from a Swiss concept bureau regarding one of my photos of the "Inland Sea" in Qatar. The bureau was engaged by the Qatar Football Association to develop the so called "Bid Book", the official candidature of Qatar for the FIFA Soccer World Cup 2022.
  • 30.11.09 : Updating my References.
    My picture "Once upon a time in Democratic Kampuchea" received an "Honorable Mention" Award during the "World Wide Photography Gala Awards 2009" contest.
  • 24.11.09 : Upload of photo category Cambodia
    A selection of about 90 images from Cambodia, including both the Siem Reap region with the Angkor Temples, and the capital Phnom Penh with the infamous Tuol Sleng and the Killing Fields.
  • 14.11.09 : Launch of www.karsten-rau-photography.com
    The first galleries are online! Until now Brazil, Rapa Nui and Hong Kong were completed, as well as the categories Personal Favorites, People & Nature, Architecture & man-made, Men at work and Sports & Action.
    Preview: Presently I'm working on the photo galleries from Chile, Cambodia and the States.