Today, Thorsten is recognised as one of the leading wildlife and nature photographers in the world. He has a particular interest in conservation and has worked on countless projects capturing the unusual, the rare and the fascinating.
Thorsten has photographed big cats across the globe, kangaroos and koalas in Australia and the unique wildlife of the Arctic and Antarctic. He has also collaborated with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on various projects, including tiger protection, snow leopard conservation and WWF's Arctic Programme. At the same time as pursuing his photography, Thorsten also works on 4K film productions, which have seen him document the Amazon rainforest and the coastline of South America.
His work has been published in over 25 countries and won numerous awards, including a prize in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2005 and the Grand Prize in Nature's Best Photo competition in the same year. He has exhibited worldwide, including at the Smithsonian in Washington, Moscow's GUM on Red Square, various French and German photography festivals and in eight German cities with the Polar World exhibition. In 2014, Thorsten, in collaboration with WWF, took over central Hamburg for an open-air exhibition called Facing The Storm, highlighting the threat of global warming.