The desert fox.

Michael Martin and the lure of the void.
Michael Martin has crossed the desert about one hundred times. He's ridden his motorcycle on sand, snow and ice. He has become a world-renowned desert photographer thanks to the spectacular photographs he's captured. Martin crossed polar and arid deserts on an R 1200 GS for five years for his latest project, "Planet Desert".
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I want my projects to motivate people to see the world.
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Michael Martin

Multitalented

Photographer.

Photographer.

Michael Martin doesn't see much difference between hunting and taking photographs. Every shot has to be a bullseye. Even if he has to wait hours or days. "Sometimes we had to wait in the car for up to five hours until my father finally had that ONE shot", says Michael Martin's son, who accompanies his dad on some of his expeditions.

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Geographer.

Geographer.

Martin has a degree in geography. The Munich native has unparalleled knowledge of the world's desert regions thanks to his travel. He shares this knowledge in his books and presentations and is also a popular speaker at global climate change conferences.

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Adventurer.

Adventurer.

When you seek out adventure in the desert like Michael Martin does, you have to be prepared for frostbite on your nose, bitter cold and raging sand storms. "I've been in many dangerous situations on my trips; only afterwards did I realise how lucky I had been", he says.

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Motorcyclist.

Motorcyclist.

Riding through the desert on a motorcycle doesn't sound easy, and it's definitely not. "I've taken many spills", admits Michael Martin. But he always climbed right back on and kept riding. That's what's made him a pro.

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Lecturer.

Lecturer.

Michael Martin has given over 2,000 presentations. He's often called the "King of the Slideshow". His experiences come to life as soon as he starts telling his desert stories to captivated listeners, who are transported to the most inhospitable regions of the earth.

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Michael Martin's works have received numerous awards, including a medal from the Royal Geographic Society. Most recently, he won the Gregor International Calendar Award and the ITB Book Award for his life's work.
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