My name is Carsten Krieger, a (self taught) photographer, (self taught) naturalist, environmentalist, author and dabbling film maker...
In 2002 I moved to Ireland to start a new life as a landscape and nature photographer. Since my childhood I had been interested in the natural world and when I wasn't out chasing bugs or looking for wildflowers I was in my room reading about them.
After I had settled into my new existence in County Clare on Ireland's west coast I became involved in the unfortunately short lived environmental magazine Rocky Road and was working with the Irish Peatland Conservation Council while they established the Bog of Allen Nature Center in Lullymore. At the same time I was working on what would become my first book The Fertile Rock - Seasons in the Burren. After the book was published in 2006 things fell into place and I was given the opportunity to photograph and write my own books and to contribute to other publications. These include The Wildflowers of Ireland, Heritage Trees of Ireland, This is the Burren and more commercial titles like Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland's Ancient East. The latter lead to numerous assignments for Tourism Ireland and other organizations in the travel industry which kept me busy for a number of years.
In 2018 travel fatigue kicked in and I felt I had to go back to my roots and work on projects I really care about and out of this Ireland's Nature Stories was born. Since then the way I work has changed considerably and I spend more time at home and equally split my time between writing and photography.
This new way of life eventually lead to a completely new line of work. In 2020 I started working as a project manager for Loop Head Together for Nature which resulted in the ongoing Wild Loop Head project and a year later I got assigned as network manager by the Crossbill Guides Foundation.