I've just come home after yet another safari trip to Kenya Masai Mara. Below is a couple of shoots from the trip.
I’ve just spent 2 fantastic weeks in Artic Svalbard. 8 days on ship M/S Freya with our guides from Artic Adventures. I can’t say enough good things about our guides Jens and Audun, expect that they are the best guides you can ask for. I also have to send a special thank you to the crew on M/S Freya who did an amazing job.
Our trip took us on a south bound direction from Longyearbyen towards Sørkapp, Edgeøya, Nordaustlandet, Sjuøyane and then back on the west side to Longyearbyen. Some of the highlight on the trip where polar bears, blue whale, walrus, artic fox and the fantastic landscape.
This is the complete art list from our trip between august 17-24
Common ringed plover
Atlantic white-sided dolphin
Arctic fox (3 sigthings)
Polar bear (12 sigthings)
There’s nothing that holds more appeal than the classic road trip. Norway has some of the most beautiful views a country can offer. In 2017, I drove across Østlandet, Vestlandet and part of mid Norway. The journey started in mid May and lasted 2 weeks, in total I drove 460 km. I wanted to get to know as much as I could before leaving Sweden. There are plenty of sources I used and here are some, Google (Google map)
Norgekart (very detailed map of Norway)
Nasjonale Turistveger (Information about must see roads)
Vegvesen (Current information about the roads)
Visitnorway (Great source of information)
Further down you can find a map of my route.
Nikon D4s, Nikkor 600 mm f/4
f/4, ISO 12800 at 1/30 sec
Nikon D4s, Nikkor 600 mm f/4
f/4, ISO 5000 at 1/5 sec
It’s not easy to pack when going to Iceland in June due to rapid weather changes. So I decided to buy an extra check-in bag on the flight just so I could bring all types of clothes. This is a huge plus not worrying about the 23kg limit of one bag. I paid about $40 for extra baggage space. Now I just have to fit everything in one hard case bag and one duffel bag for our 2 weeks stay.
Here are some tips for planning a photographic trip to Iceland. Google is your friend. You can create your own map with markers for things you’d like to see and add comments. Go to https://www.google.com/maps/ and click on “Create A New Map”. There are a lot of apps both for iPhone and Android that can be useful. Here are some examples.
- The Photographer's Ephemeris
- Explore Iceland
- Iceland Road Guide
- Vedur (Weather app for Iceland)
- 112 Iceland (This is the official app for emergency service in Iceland)
Photo gear I will bring:
- Nikon D4
- Nikon D500
- Nikon 600mm lens
- Nikon 14-24mm lens
- Nikon 24-120mm lens
- Nikon 70-200mm lens
- Lee Filters
- Gitzo tripod
- LensCoat Raincover
- Battery, Charger & Memory cards
- ThinkTank Shapeshifter
- GuraGear Backpack
We are all alone when we arrive at Skógafoss Waterfall. The waterfall is at least 50 meters high. Further downstream we see our first Harlequin duck's resting on some rocks.
From the top of Dyrhólaey, view over the beach.
Góðafoss Waterfall is one of my favorite waterfalls in Iceland. You can spend many hours here just walking around and discover new photo angles.