Benjamin van der Spek

@BenjaminvanderSpek

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Waterlines. The Skógafoss is such an impressive waterfall. I wonder how many people notice the birds flying around. (Nikon D810 70-200 mm f/2.8 ƒ/8.0 200mm 1/320" iso 100) 16x9 Abstract Balck And White Beauty In Nature Birds Animals White Close Up Day Golden Circle Nature Nature No People Outdoors Power In Nature Skandinavia Skogafoss Travel Water Waterfall Waterfront
Glacier lagoon. Such an experience to stand there in the night. Guided by the green, purple and whites of the aurora. Sounds of cracking and screeching ice around you. Jökulsárlón is alive. And we are in the mouth of the greatest glacier of Europe, Vatnajökull, as she spits her ice into the ocean. Even the massive Vatnajökull is melting faster and faster every year. Just like every glacier on our planet is disappearing, we are are letting the existence of our species slip through our hands. (Nikon D810 14-24mm f/2.8 ƒ/2.8 24mm 10" iso 1600) Astronomy Aurora Polaris Beauty In Nature Copy Space Ecology Glacier Ice Iceland Jökulsárlón Landscape Landscape_Collection Long Exposure Natgeo Natgeotravel Nature Night No People Outdoors Photographer Reflection Scandinavia Sky Space Vatnajökull Water
Hallgrímskirkja. The famous Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavik, has a sober interior. But the architecture and the natural light create such an amazing atmosphere that most visitors are in awe as they walk in. (Nikon D810 14.0-24.0 mm f/2.8 ƒ/18 14mm 1/160" iso 1600) Architecture Building Built Structure Christianity Church Guðjón Samúelsson Hallgrìmskirkja Iceland Indoors  Interior Light Looking Up Modern No People Religion Shape
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The calm before the storm Four of Icelands major volcanoes are on the verge of erupting. Katla, Hekla, Grímsvötn and Bárðarbunga are all showing signs of increased activity. The quiet scenery of snow and ice, might soon erupt into a blaze of fire and gas. (Nikon D810 70-200mm f/2.8 ƒ/16 70mm 1/160" iso 100) Beauty In Nature Calm Cold Temperature Copy Space Day Environment Freshness Iceland Landscape Layers Mountain Nature No People Outdoors Polar Climate Reflection Scenics Snow Volcano Water Winter
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Conversation in green. The rough Icelandic landscape has a mythical aura around itself. And when you mix in a sky full of stars, lit green by the dancing aurora, mountains become gods. (Nikon D810 14.0-24.0 mm f/2.8 ƒ/2.8 14mm 5" iso 1600) Astronomy St Patrick's Day Aurora Borealis Cold Temperature Copy Space Frozen Green Ice Iceland Individuality Landscape Mountain Night One Man Only One Person Outdoors Polar Climate Self Portrait Sky Snow Standing Tourism Travel Travel Destinations Winter
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Ice bear. Iceland is truly a land of fire and ice. But also a land of myths and legends. A land of Vikings and trolls. Nature here is rough and merciless. It is easy to see animal shapes in the landscape, rocks and chunks of glacier ice. To me, this block of ice, laying on Diamond Beach during sunrise, resembled a head of a bear with it's open mouth, calling for the ocean. (Nikon D810 24-70mm f/2.8 ƒ/4.0 62mm 1/250" iso 100) Animal Beach Bear Copy Space Day Diamond Beach Ice Iceland Landscape Low Angle Morning No People Ocean Outdoors Sea Shape Sunrise Water Wave
Don't make the mistake to think Iceland is small. Petrol stations are far apart, and this is not a place you can take chances with. Especially during winter. Car Cold Temperature Copy Space Day Driving Drone  Flying Flying High Ice Iceland Land Vehicle Mode Of Transport Nature Outdoors Person Road Scandinavia Snow Transportation Water Weather Winter
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Being the land of fire and ice, you can expect a lot of water in Iceland. We loved the way these natural mirrors gave us a different view of the countryside around us. We were constantly on the lookout for puddles, streams, and creeks. Any water that was still enough to reflect and was not frozen. (Nikon D810 14-24mm f/2.8 ƒ/8.0 14mm 1/160" iso 100) Adults Only Beauty In Nature Copy Space Iceland Lake Landscape Mirror Mountain Nature One Man Only One Person Only Men Outdoors People Photographer Reflection Reflection Lake Scandinavia Scenics Standing Water Travel Destinations Vacations Water Winter
Skógafoss rainbow One of Iceland's most famous waterfalls; Skógafoss is an impressive 60 meters high and 25 meters wide. She lies on the 'Golden Circle' which means it's always busy with tourists. We got there just in time to see the last light of the day breaking through the fine mist of water, and shining upon a single visitor in blue. (Nikon D810 24-70mm f/2.8 ƒ/13 36mm 1/5" iso 64) Adult Adults Only Beauty In Nature Copy Space Day Golden Circle Iceland Landscape Mountain Nature One Person Outdoors People Power In Nature Rainbow Scandinavia Scenics Skogafoss Sun Tourism Tourist Travel Unrecognizable Person Vacations Waterfall
"So, where are the lights?" In the south west of Iceland, you can find the Gardur lighthouse. With a bit of luck you will be able to experience the aurora here, as I did on the first night of my latest Icelandic journey. This location can be hard to photograph after the coaches with Chinese and American tourist arrive. One friendly American lady came up to me and asked me: "The guide took us here on an aurora tour. So where are the lights? Do you know where we should go to see it?" "Erm... yes, I do." Astronomy Aurora Aurora Polaris Beach Copy Space Gardur Garður Horizon Over Water Iceland Illuminated Journey Landscape Lighthouse Long Exposure Nature Night No People Northern Lights Outdoors Scandinavia Scenics Sea Space Space And Astronomy Travel
Running through the deep snow, together. Animal Copy Space Horses Iceland Mammal Nature No People Orange Outdoors Running Scandinavia Snow Sunset Winter Yellow
Crashed. I felt as if I had crash landed on another world. The polar winds howled through the wreckage of the craft, hurling up the pitch black sand rattling against the fuselage. The aurora created flashes of light high above. It's streaks of green and purple added to the eery atmosphere. It was the dead of night. I was tired and alone. Trusting on my equipment to keep me safe, I carefully explored my surroundings. Follow me on my adventures around the world(s). (Nikon D810 24-70mm f/2.8 ƒ/2.8 24mm 5" iso 1600) Airplane Astronomy Aurora Aurora Polaris Copy Space Crash DC3 Dramatic Sky Eery EyeEm Best Shots Galaxy Iceland Illuminated Landscape Nature Night Outdoors Plane Wreckage Scandinavia Scenics Self Portrait Silhouette Sky Space Wreck
Winter reindeer During the winter, herds of wild Icelandic reindeer migrate down to lower lands to forage for food. We spotted these reindeer at the end of the day, near the Vatnajökull glacier. (Nikon D810 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 ƒ/5.0 340.0 mm 1/200" iso 31) Animal Animal Themes Animals In The Wild Beauty In Nature Cold Temperature Day EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm Nature Lover Iceland Landscape Landscapes Mammal Mountain Mountain Range Nature No People Outdoors Reindeer Scandinavia Scenics Snow Vatnajökull Weather Winter Winter
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Vatnajökull glacier ice cave. Vatnajökull is one of the biggest glaciers of Europe. Every summer, as the ice melts, water forms streams and rivers, cutting tunnels through the glacier ice. These tunnels can be visited in winter if the conditions are right. The rate at which the glaciers in Iceland are melting, is alarming. Just like all the glaciers around the world... (Nikon D810 24-70mm f/2.8 ƒ/11.0 24mm 1/10" iso 31) Adult Cold Temperature Day Environment Glacier Ice Iceland Icewatch Landscape Mountain Nature One Man Only One Person Only Men Outdoors People Scandinavia Social Issues Vatnajökull Water