Born and raised in Bratislava Slovakia, and currently living in Vancouver, Canada; Martin is an internationally awarded wildlife photographer, cinematographer, drone pilot and guide with over 19 years experience. Martin’s passion for photography started when he was 8 years old when he moved to Canada with his family. From the first moment, he was captivated by the endless Canadian nature and the people around him; his camera became his closest friend and constant companion.
Over the years the breathtaking beauty of Martin's photographs has attracted the attention of world-renowned magazines like National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, GEO, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Washington Post and many others, while his story “33 days among the bears” has become an international sensation, winning the Rising Star Portfolio Award at the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition—the most prestigious wildlife photography competition in the world. This wasn’t the first win for Martin, since 2008 he has taken home various other prizes and nominations across Europe and the United States.
Today, Martin is a full member of the ICG 699 where he works as a DOP and drone pilot, operating drones and working as a researcher on various landmark natural history films in some truly remote and spectacular places across the Arctic, Antarctic, Europe and the South Pacific.
Adventure awaits when you’re willing to jump for it.