I presume you may know that I also run workshops to amazing locations all around the world. You can find these workshops at Rockhopper Workshops. One of the places we visit is the Arctic and what an amazing place it is. These two polar bears were photographed on one of my Svalbard workshops a few years ago. On these workshops, we sometimes drive our small ship deep into the arctic ice and search for polar bears. We get real close and shut the engines down and drift and if we are lucky polar bears come to us. This polar bear was photographed from about fifty feet off of the ship. The bear was jumping from ice flow to ice flow and sometimes even swimming. These are magnificent animal.s
I still have room on my August 2020 workshop and info can be found at Rockhopper Workshops. Maybe you’d consider joining us.
I am now back in the office and in catch up mode. The Luminous-Landscape workshop I just finished running in Iceland was a success. I did this workshop with my long time friend Daniel Bergmann who is one of the premier guides for Iceland. He is also a great photographer and wildlife expert.
Iceland has gotten quite crowded with tourists over the last several years. While this is good for the country economically it is a burden on many visitors as there are now so many people. On our trips, we won’t even go near the tourist spots. Too many buses and crazy people. Instead, we travel to the remote and more picturesque areas of Iceland that tourists don’t visit. This year we visited some places I haven’t visited before. The bottom line if I came home with a ton of nice images. Some of which I share below.
I used a Fuji XT2 with a wide variety of lenses to capture these photos.
Day One of the Luminous-Landscape Iceland workshop. Perfect weather. Perfect light. We shot a waterfall, icebergs on the beach, icebergs in the lagoon, and absolutely wild Northern Lights. A great start for sure.