Magical Places.
Fascinating Nature.
Wild Animals.



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My name is Christian Beier, and I have for many years been involved with travel and nature photography. Through my work as a media designer, and working in publishing houses and advertising agencies, I quickly became aware of the needs and requirements of commercial photography. Using this background I travel and photograph magical places, wild animals and plants, and document both natural and urban habitats.

In my archives you can find photographs from the remotest corners of the world, as well as many rare and endangered species. Regardless of whether I’m photographing a toucan in the Brazilian rain forest, or how the last rays of light fall over the Sydney skyline, I always bring my designer’s vision to the layout and composition of the photographs.

»As a travel and nature photographer, my studio is located right outside my front door, and the only things I need are my camera and the willingness to look for new perspectives. The light is always different: sometimes sunshine, then cloudy sky, artificial or neon lighting – travel photographers use everything. There are no limits to themes nor any one location, just the commitment to depict the world as we see it – with honesty and passion. There is more to travel and nature photography than just visiting exotic places or experiencing adventure in the wild, it is seeing our surroundings with different eyes and a childlike curiosity.«

My picture archive – the CBpictures stock photo archives – currently includes several thousand photographs, some of which can already be found in the online archive. Although CBpictures is still a small archive, I nonetheless believe that I can inspire you with a personalised service and some unique images. And almost every day new photos are being added to it. All the photos which are already available in the archive, can be directly downloaded in their original resolution, and are ready for immediate use! If there is a theme that you are looking for that you cannot find in the online archive, please contact me.

The website is simple to use and fully functional for your commercial photography needs:

  • Online instant price calculator for Rights-Managed images
  • LightBox function to save your photo selection and share with your client or friends
  • Advanced Search Features with support for german, common or scientific names of plants and animals
  • FREE Custom Research, contact me
  • Image download immediately available. Images are high res and ready for your job, now
  • Pay for images using Credit Card or Bank transfer with PayPal, a PayPal account is not required.

Please feel free to search in my archive or contact me for image requests or future assignments:


For those of you with an interest in equipment, this is a brief breakdown of what I use:

  • Nikon D300
  • Nikkor 10,5 1:2,8G ED Fisheye
  • Nikkor 35 1:1,8G
  • Nikkor 17-55 1:2,8 G ED
  • Nikkor 70-200 1:2,8 G VR
  • Sigma 150-500 F5,0-6,3 DG OS HSM
  • Sigma Macro 105 1:2,8 EX DG
  • Tokina ATX 12-24 1:4,0 Pro DX
  • Tripod & other stuff