(Photo was taken after shooting a two-day ski tour in the Gotthard region with a little bit too much sun.)


"I help players in the outdoor sports industry with authentic imagery to convey their ideas and show their products."

You are looking for somebody who knows different outdoor sports inside out and can also show this in pictures? That's my speciality! 

My name is Madlaina Walther and I live in the Engadine, Switzerland. I'm specialized in outdoor/action sports as well as landscape and travel photography. With my background in Sports Sciences and experience in teaching and exercising different sports (e. g. ski, backcountry ski, xc ski, mountain bike, hiking, SUP) I’m able to keep up while performing the sport myself. I therefore also have a thorough understanding of these sports which of course helps me to take photographs. My clients are renowned brands, magazines, events or tourism destinations, you can find out more here

What's my background? After having finished my Master's degree in Physical Education at the ETH Zurich, I completed the formation as Snow Sports Instructor with Swiss Federal Diploma. I'm also interested in photography since I have been a child and that’s the reason why I studied editorial photography at the MAZ Lucerne (The Swiss School of Journalism). You can find more about how I work on my blog.

"What fascinates me across the different fields I work, is the play between human movement and the four elements."

I am looking forward to your inquiries regarding my services in the field of advertising, events or editorial. Click here to see my portfolio.

As I have a special interest for women working as action sports photographers, I founded "Women in Action Sports Photography" which can be found on Facebook and Instagram.


SheXtreme Best Adventure Photograph 2019

Shoot the Frame Finalist 2017

Category "Black and White" winner Nikon I AM 100 photo contest Switzerland, 2017


Formations and experiences at one glance

  • Federal Diploma II for Teachers in Physical Education and Sports (ETH Zurich) 
  • Certificate SVEB (Level 1) adult education 
  • Snow Sports Instructor with Swiss Federal Diploma 
  • Former Member of Swiss Snow Education Pool and Swiss Snow Demo Team at Swiss Snowsports Association 
  • Mountain Bike Guide (bikepro, Austria)
  • Riding Skills Trainer II dimb (Deutsche Initiative Mountainbike)
  • Studies "Editorial Photography" MAZ (The Swiss School of Journalism)



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