Born in Melbourne, Australia, I was introduced to my first camera at the age of twelve – a 35mm Pentax Asahi K1000, which I still proudly own. With its manual settings and interchangeable screw lenses, it was a great camera to learn the art of photography. I went on to study photography in secondary college, where I spent several years shooting black and white images and mastering the development of 35mm film and prints in the darkroom.


After combining my passion for travel and my unconditional love for the animal kingdom.  I discovered my true calling as a wildlife photographer. I have spent many years photographing wildlife in their natural habitat, focusing on endangered species to preserve images of them for future generations. 


My passion for photographing wildlife has led me to some of the most incredible territories and extraordinarily remote places on earth – from tracking mountain gorillas in Uganda, to photographing snow leopards in the Himalayas. It has been a remarkable honour to witness so many wild animals along with capturing breathtaking landscapes and wonderful people within their communities. Photography is about patience and I respectfully take my time to emotionally connect with my subject, capturing a moment my audience can embrace. 


Regarding prints, image licensing, and photographic assignments, please contact me via;



Phone (U.S): +1 206 372 4166

Phone (Aust.): +61 467 197 956






The Wall Street Journal

Tracking Mountain Gorillas in Uganda


Bokeh Magazine

Inspired by Nature



Photographing wild Snow Leopards






















Copyright and Image Use

All images, content and functionality on this website are owned by Katrina Martlew and protected under the International Copyright Law. Any unauthorized usage in any form is copyright infringement and will be dealt with, with prompt legal action. 


All photographs are available for print and image licensing. If you require any images for use in publications whether digital or print, you can request permission via;


Phone (U.S): +1 206 372 4166

Phone (Aust.): +61 467 197 956



Please note I strictly do not provide images for commercial use free of charge. I will only consider not-for-profit organizations to use my photographs free of charge.











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