The silhouette of an Icelandic horse against a low winter sun.
The silhouette of an Icelandic horse against a low winter sun.
This photograph is a good reminder of why I will never have my camera hidden too far away - even when taking a break. When I took this shot, I was having a sandwich for lunch overlooking the ice lagoon. All of a sudden a seal came floating by on a tiny block of ice. The perfect play between the thin veil of fog and the silhouette of the seals makes for an awesome photograph. The moment lasted maybe 1 minute before the seal decided to dive back into the water again.
This photograph is a good reminder of why I will never have my camera hidden too far away - even when taking a break. When I took this shot, I was having a sandwich for lunch overlooking the ice lagoon. All of a sudden a seal came floating by on a tiny block of ice. The perfect play between the thin veil of fog and the silhouette of the seals makes for an awesome photograph. The moment lasted maybe 1 minute before the seal decided to dive back into the water again.
A close-up of a brown arctic fox in the abandoned Russian mining town of Pyramiden.
A close-up of a brown arctic fox in the abandoned Russian mining town of Pyramiden.
A rust-coloured bearded seal relaxing on a floating piece of ice in Magdalenafjorden, Svalbard. They get part of their name from the unusually long whiskers, making it look like they're bearded. They use the whiskers to more easily locate food at the bottom of the water. The orange/red face is something they get over time by feeding from the sediment at the bottom. This contains a lot of iron, causing the discolouring of their faces.
A rust-coloured bearded seal relaxing on a floating piece of ice in Magdalenafjorden, Svalbard. They get part of their name from the unusually long whiskers, making it look like they're bearded. They use the whiskers to more easily locate food at the bottom of the water. The orange/red face is something they get over time by feeding from the sediment at the bottom. This contains a lot of iron, causing the discolouring of their faces.
Photographers are not the only ones trying to enjoy a little bit of the midnight sun magic. These couple of wild swans was swimming down the fjord in this beautiful light.
Photographers are not the only ones trying to enjoy a little bit of the midnight sun magic. These couple of wild swans was swimming down the fjord in this beautiful light.
I was very fortunate to photograph & experience this curious guy up close while visiting a small beach in the middle of Forlandsundet in Spitsbergen, Svalbard. This one was so interested in us that, even though we kept a safe distance, he kept coming closer and closer to us to see what we were up to.
I was very fortunate to photograph & experience this curious guy up close while visiting a small beach in the middle of Forlandsundet in Spitsbergen, Svalbard. This one was so interested in us that, even though we kept a safe distance, he kept coming closer and closer to us to see what we were up to.
A close-up of a beautifully coloured North-Atlantic puffin at the Látrabjarg cliffs in the Icelandic Westfjords.
A close-up of a beautifully coloured North-Atlantic puffin at the Látrabjarg cliffs in the Icelandic Westfjords.
he horses in Iceland are some of the toughest around. During winter they just stay outside and face even the harshest conditions the weather can throw at them. This was taken last year during one of the windiest and coldest days of the past season.
he horses in Iceland are some of the toughest around. During winter they just stay outside and face even the harshest conditions the weather can throw at them. This was taken last year during one of the windiest and coldest days of the past season.
When I captured this shot, the fox came as close as 2 metres from my lens, allowing me to make this incredible close-up. No cropping involved!
When I captured this shot, the fox came as close as 2 metres from my lens, allowing me to make this incredible close-up. No cropping involved!
I took this photograph during a great evening I had at the Látrabjarg cliffs in the Westfjords. A beautifully coloured summer night with lots of close puffin-encounters.
I took this photograph during a great evening I had at the Látrabjarg cliffs in the Westfjords. A beautifully coloured summer night with lots of close puffin-encounters.
I absolutely adore how these furry white arctic foxes blend in to the environment so well. They often remind me of a tiny version of Ghost, Jon's dire wolf in Game of Thrones.
I absolutely adore how these furry white arctic foxes blend in to the environment so well. They often remind me of a tiny version of Ghost, Jon's dire wolf in Game of Thrones.
A wall of ice of the Waggonwaybreen glacier outlet at the end of Magdalenafjorden.
A wall of ice of the Waggonwaybreen glacier outlet at the end of Magdalenafjorden.
By far one of the biggest surprises, during my adventure in Svalbard, was my encounter with some of the walrus. The behaviour of these curious giant blubber-creatures nature made for some interesting photographs, like this close-up. To my big surprise, they were also incredibly agile when in the water, something I could not suspect when witnessing their slow and lazy lifestyle on the beach.
By far one of the biggest surprises, during my adventure in Svalbard, was my encounter with some of the walrus. The behaviour of these curious giant blubber-creatures nature made for some interesting photographs, like this close-up. To my big surprise, they were also incredibly agile when in the water, something I could not suspect when witnessing their slow and lazy lifestyle on the beach.
One of our colourful friends having some light breakfast.
One of our colourful friends having some light breakfast.
Orcas are such beautiful animals. I can’t stress enough that you should always observe these amazing creatures in their natural habitat.  The best place in Iceland to spot them is Grundarfjörður.
Orcas are such beautiful animals. I can’t stress enough that you should always observe these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. The best place in Iceland to spot them is Grundarfjörður.
This little arctic fox is enjoying some quiet time - hidden away in the grass.
This little arctic fox is enjoying some quiet time - hidden away in the grass.
A little bird resting on top of a very sharp iceberg in the glacier lagoon.
A little bird resting on top of a very sharp iceberg in the glacier lagoon.
A polar bear as soon from Lilliehookfjorden. This polar bear was still a while off when we spotted out but we were able to follow it by sailing along him while he was walking out of the fjord.
A polar bear as soon from Lilliehookfjorden. This polar bear was still a while off when we spotted out but we were able to follow it by sailing along him while he was walking out of the fjord.
An amazing evening at the Látrabjarg cliffs in the Westfjords. It has always been high on my list to photograph these cute birds during the midnight sun's colourful display.
An amazing evening at the Látrabjarg cliffs in the Westfjords. It has always been high on my list to photograph these cute birds during the midnight sun's colourful display.
Réttir, the yearly rounding up of the sheep, takes place during all of September around the country. During these days all sheep farmers herd their sheep from the mountains back to the farm. Friends and family gather for the weekend to help out. It's an incredible undertaking time and time again.
Réttir, the yearly rounding up of the sheep, takes place during all of September around the country. During these days all sheep farmers herd their sheep from the mountains back to the farm. Friends and family gather for the weekend to help out. It's an incredible undertaking time and time again.
A close-up of a Svalbard reindeer. These animals tend to be shorter so they would be able to survive in the extreme climate of the High Arctic.
A close-up of a Svalbard reindeer. These animals tend to be shorter so they would be able to survive in the extreme climate of the High Arctic.
I spent about an hour sitting along the shore of the ice lagoon observing this young seal. The longer I waited the closer it came to me - eventually allowing me to take this shot.
I spent about an hour sitting along the shore of the ice lagoon observing this young seal. The longer I waited the closer it came to me - eventually allowing me to take this shot.
This little bird is the heralder of Spring in Iceland. When the first one is spotted, it always becomes a headline in the newspapers as a sign of Spring.
This little bird is the heralder of Spring in Iceland. When the first one is spotted, it always becomes a headline in the newspapers as a sign of Spring.
I encountered this beautiful white fox in the winter paradise of Þórsmörk. It's one of the best places in Iceland to spot foxes.
I encountered this beautiful white fox in the winter paradise of Þórsmörk. It's one of the best places in Iceland to spot foxes.
A close-up of a colourful puffin sitting on the edge of the Látrabjarg cliffs in the Westfjords of Iceland. This was, by far, one of the most special experiences of last summer. Spending time with these peaceful birds during the midnight sun at this remote place was beyond anything I had imagined. I highly recommend a visit there.
A close-up of a colourful puffin sitting on the edge of the Látrabjarg cliffs in the Westfjords of Iceland. This was, by far, one of the most special experiences of last summer. Spending time with these peaceful birds during the midnight sun at this remote place was beyond anything I had imagined. I highly recommend a visit there.
A mother seal and her pup relaxing in a shallow but protected part on the shore of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
A mother seal and her pup relaxing in a shallow but protected part on the shore of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
This cute little fox was, just moments before I took this shot, digging for food in the snow. These creatures tend to hide away food, when they can get it, so they can eat when it’s more difficult to catch food.
This cute little fox was, just moments before I took this shot, digging for food in the snow. These creatures tend to hide away food, when they can get it, so they can eat when it’s more difficult to catch food.
In May both the male and female will take turns in incubating one egg - the only egg that will be laid this year. When the tiny puffling is finally born, it will be fed and grow ready for the ocean life for 40 days.
In May both the male and female will take turns in incubating one egg - the only egg that will be laid this year. When the tiny puffling is finally born, it will be fed and grow ready for the ocean life for 40 days.
This cute little guy is probably only a one-year old pup. Curious little fellow that wasn't shy at all. He seemed just as interested in me as I in him.
This cute little guy is probably only a one-year old pup. Curious little fellow that wasn't shy at all. He seemed just as interested in me as I in him.
While travelling in Iceland, you have a chance to spot reindeer. They were once imported to Iceland and now roam free over the plains in the East.
While travelling in Iceland, you have a chance to spot reindeer. They were once imported to Iceland and now roam free over the plains in the East.
A colourful summer night. I spotted this beautiful Icelandic horse on a hill close to the summer house I frequent. The layers of the coloured sky, mountains and hill just give this photograph a pleasant vibe for me.
A colourful summer night. I spotted this beautiful Icelandic horse on a hill close to the summer house I frequent. The layers of the coloured sky, mountains and hill just give this photograph a pleasant vibe for me.
This is by far one of the cutest Arctic Fox shots I was able to take during my visit to Pyramiden, a Russian abandoned mining village in Spitsbergen. Even far way from home, I love to capture foxes with my camera if I encounter them. This was taken using a 100-400mm Canon lens with a 1.4x extender.
This is by far one of the cutest Arctic Fox shots I was able to take during my visit to Pyramiden, a Russian abandoned mining village in Spitsbergen. Even far way from home, I love to capture foxes with my camera if I encounter them. This was taken using a 100-400mm Canon lens with a 1.4x extender.
Deep dive! A humpback whale swimming near the town of Húsavík in North Iceland. It’s probably one of the best location in Iceland to see these gentle giants.
Deep dive! A humpback whale swimming near the town of Húsavík in North Iceland. It’s probably one of the best location in Iceland to see these gentle giants.
A reindeer, near Virgohamna, changing into a more summery fur.
A reindeer, near Virgohamna, changing into a more summery fur.
A group of walrus resting at the end of the Saarstangen sand bank. This is a vertical panorama stitched together .
A group of walrus resting at the end of the Saarstangen sand bank. This is a vertical panorama stitched together .
If you look carefully into the eye, you can see a reflection of me taking this photograph.
If you look carefully into the eye, you can see a reflection of me taking this photograph.
These black & white giants roam the seas around Iceland. You're most likely to spot them in the widest fjord of Iceland, which is called Breiðafjörður. It's truly amazing to experience these majestic creatures up close and, thanks to the crystal clear water, actually see them glide underwater.
These black & white giants roam the seas around Iceland. You're most likely to spot them in the widest fjord of Iceland, which is called Breiðafjörður. It's truly amazing to experience these majestic creatures up close and, thanks to the crystal clear water, actually see them glide underwater.
A sleeping walrus on the edge of the sand bank located at Saarstangen, near Prins-K	arl-Forland.
A sleeping walrus on the edge of the sand bank located at Saarstangen, near Prins-K arl-Forland.

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