photographer - Explorer - jungle guide

Michael A. Maurus


" Life. . .de-complicated "

My birth country was Germany, but as the saying goes: One only can pick one's nose but not the country where one is born in.

So the country of my choice, my home and my love for the last twenty years is Mexico. 

Who I am

I live off the grid, about 3 miles into the jungle on the Ruta de los Cenotes, between Puerto Morelos and Leona Vicario.
I built my home in the style of an original Maya hut with a thatched roof and I don't have nor need electricity or internet there.

To support myself and my "girls" I continue to do commercial photography for befriended clients who came along with me over the years and I do trips to the Maya Hinterland with visitors to give back to the community

What i do

my origins