Benjamin van der Spek

@BenjaminvanderSpek

www.benjaminvanderspek.com
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The magic of spring The flower fields, around Lisse in The Netherlands, are famous for their beauty. Although the flowers here are not for show, their colours are splendid and the scent of this field of hyacinths was enchanting. (Nikon D810 24-70mm f/2.8 ƒ/16 62mm 1/400" iso 100) Close-up Copy Space Female Flora Flowers Focus On Foreground Fragility Freshness Holding Holland Human Body Part Human Hand Hyacinth Life Magic Nature Netherlands No People Outdoors People Real People Shine Spring Sun Sunlight
Reykjanes lighthouse. View of Reykjanes lighthouse and steam. We are all living on a thin shell of a massive ball of energy. In Iceland the energy of the globe is being taped to create electricity and heating. Harvesting this energy does not pollute and is available as long as there is water and as long as the world keeps spinning. (Nikon D810 70-200mm f/2.8 ƒ/14 200mm 1/200" iso 64) 16x8 Architecture Blue Built Structure Copy Space Day Energy Environment Hill Iceland Landscape Lighthouse Nature No People Nordic Outdoors Reykjanes Scandinavia Scenics Sky Snow Steam Water Winter
And the water flows... The seemingly timeless landscape of Iceland is constantly changing. With all the volcanic activity, the island is both young and old. A bit like us. The water flows... (Nikon D810 24-70mm f/2.8 ƒ/3.2 24mm 0.5" 100) Adult Blue Cold Cold Temperature Copy Space Hiking Ice Iceland Landscape Long Exposure Nature One Person Outdoors People Photographer Scandinavia Scenics Snow Tourism Travel Destinations Vacations Water Winter
White tulips, getting ready to bloom together with the fields of red. Close-up Day Field Flora Flower Flower Head Fragility Freshness Growth Landscape Nature No People Outdoors Petal Plant Single Tulip White Resist
Fire, ice and diamonds. Some of the chunks of ice, some big, some smaller, floating into the ocean from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, wash back up onto Diamond Beach. Here I greeted the sunrise with fire and steel. (Nikon D810 24-70mm f/2.8 ƒ/11 48mm 2.5" iso 31) Beach Cold Dawn Fire Glacier Glacier Lagoon Ice Iceland Jökulsárlón Landscape Long Exposure Outdoors Scandinavia Sea Sunrise Unrecognizable Person Volcanic Landscape Water Winter
Portrait of a candy man. On the streets of old Pondi, it is common to see young men trying to sell cotton candy displayed on their bikes. They will try to sweet talk you into buying their sugar while cycling from street to street. (Nikon D810 24-70mm f/2.8 ƒ/3.2 50mm 1/160" iso 200) Black And White Candy Cycling Editorial  India Journey Man Portrait Streetphotography Travel
Alien world. As my journey through Iceland drew to a close, we chose to return to Geysir. The winds had picked up and clouds flew across the sky. The icy 'geyser landscape' and green heavens created a fitting stage for a farewell. I'm not sure when, but I know for sure, I will visit this alien world again. (Nikon D810 24-70mm f/2.8 ƒ/2.8 24mm 5" iso 1600) Alien Aurora Aurora Borealis Copy Space Dark Geyser Green Landscape Long Exposure Mysterious Nature Night One Person Self Portrait Sky Strokkur Winter World Resist Long Goodbye
View from Kirkjufjara Iceland is blessed with spectacular sunrises and amazing sunsets. It was busy on Kirkjufjara that afternoon. Tourists and photographers were competing for the best spot to see the sun setting behind the stunning landscape. (Nikon D810 24-70mm f/2.8 ƒ/5.6 24mm 1/160" iso 100) Beach Copy Space Day Horizon Over Water Iceland Nature Nature No People Outdoors Panorama Scandinavia Scenics Sea Sky Sunset View Water Winter
Geysir and the curtains of light. This is not just 'a geyser', this is Geysir; the geyser that gives all geysers their name. I stood there, curtains of nordic lights overhead, volcanic steam underneath, a spectator in between natures wonders. (Nikon D810 14-24mm f/2.8 ƒ/3.2 15mm 10" iso 1600) Adults Only Adventure Astronomy Aurora Polaris Full Length Galaxy Geyser Geysir Green Color Iceland Illuminated Long Goodbye Nature Night Northern Lights One Person Only Men Outdoors People Scandinavia Scenics Self Portrait Sky Space Space Exploration
Flower fields, here in Zeeland, as seen from a drone. Argriculture Backgrounds Beautiful Colors Day Drone  Flora Flowers Full Frame Holland Looking Down Multi Colored Netherlands No People Outdoors Pattern Plant Spring Striped Textured  Tulips Zeeland  EyeEm Diversity Art Is Everywhere
Thousands of tulips and one Lilly Above Agriculture Backgrounds Colors Day Design Drone  Field Flying Freshness Full Frame Holland In A Row Landscape Multi Colored Nature No People Outdoors Parallel Pattern Red Rural Scene Striped Tulips
Flying over the Vatnajökull glacier shows the deep lines and cracks in the ancient ice. Never hike a glacier without a experienced guide, or it might be your last hike... Aerial View Beauty In Nature Bluu Cold Copy Space Day Environment Frozen Full Frame Glacier High Angle View Ice Iceland Landscape Mountain Nature Nature No People Outdoors Polar Climate Scenics Snow Vatnajökull White Color Winter
Seljalandsfoss under a green sky. Installed lights make Seljalandsfoss clearly visible from the main road. The massive waterfall looked small under the green heavens, dancing overhead. (Nikon D810 24-70mm f/2.8 ƒ/4 24mm 5" iso 1600) Aurora Polaris Copy Space Green Color Iceland Illuminated Landscape Landscape_Collection Long Exposure Mountain Nature Night No People Outdoors Scandinavia Scenics Sky Tranquility Water Waterfall
Together against the wind On top of Dyrhólaey, the cold wind reigns. We had to be very careful not to be blown of the 120 meter high cliff on this sunny, but very windy day. This hill was an island when the first people arrived on Iceland, but as the ice receded, the land was lifted up and separate parts were connected. Today it is a popular destination for tourists and day trippers looking a good view and a fresh nose. (Nikon D810 70-200mm f/2.8 ƒ/8.0 180.0 mm 1/250" iso 100) 16x9 Adult Adults Only Adventure Coast Cold Copy Space Couple Day Dyrhólaey Editorial  Full Length Iceland Mountain Nature Outdoors People Scenic Scenics Tourist View Warm Clothing Winter
Flower fields, here in Zeeland. Argriculture Backgrounds Beautiful Colors Day Drone  Farm Field Flora Flower Flowers Freshness Growth Holland Multi Colored Nature Netherlands No People Outdoors Plant Red Rural Scene Spring Tulips Zeeland
Flower of dreams. Tulips and Holland go hand in hand. Even though the tulip has it's origins in Asia Minor, the Dutch have been crazy about this flower for so many years. At the hight of the 'tulip mania' in 1637, the record price for just one of these precious flowers was higher than ten times the average annual wages of a skilled labourer. A true flower of dreams. (Nikon D810 105mm f/2.8 ƒ/4.5 105mm 1/400" iso 200) Beauty In Nature Blooming Close Up Close-up Copy Space Day Flower Flower Head Fragility Freshness Growth Holland Nature Nature No People Outdoors Petal Plant Red Tulip
View from above the Krýsuvík hot springs. Close-up Cold Temperature Copy Space Day Drone  Energy From Above  High Angle View Hot Spring Krysuvik Landscape Natural Nature No People Outdoors Scenics Snow Steam Volcanic Landscape Water Winter Winter
Black and white. Two black Icelandic horses stood out against the snowy background. The cold doesn't seem to bother them much. Small, tough and ever so friendly, these horses are a bit like the island they live on. (Nikon D810 70-200mm f/2.8 ƒ/4 135mm 1/200" iso 64) Animal Themes Animals Black Color Close-up Cold Copy Space Day Domestic Animals Focus On Foreground Horse Horses Iceland Livestock Looking At Camera Mammal Nature No People Outdoors Portrait Winter
Ready for take-off. On November 22 in 1973, Douglas R4D-8 17171, a US Navy DC-3, made a forced landing on this remote volcanic beach in southern Iceland. She was abandoned, but is hardly ever alone. In the dead of a cold night in March I fired up her engine against the magic light of the aurora on the horizon. (Nikon D810 24-70mm f/2.8 ƒ/2.8 24mm 5" iso 1600) 16x9 Astronomy Aurora Borealis Crash DC3 Dramatic Sky Fire Fire Spinners Iceland Illuminated Landscape Long Exposure Nature Night No People Northern Lights Outdoors Plane Wreckage Scandinavia Sky Steel Wool US Navy
Close up of red tulips 16x9 Argriculture Beautiful Close Up Colors Flora Flowers Holland Netherlands No People Plant Red Spring Tulips Zeeland