@mortenhilmer

Morten Hilmer @mortenhilmer

Nature is in my heart and my mission is to protect it through my work as a nature photographer . Watch my latest behind the scenes video here 🎥⬇

https://youtu.be/4oaJBZwnDT8

The magpie is among the most intelligent birds we have in Denmark. Together with crows and ravens they are know for being able to count and to use simple tools for achieving their goals and - whish is very often food related. As I am watching this beautiful magpie walking around looking for food, I can sence this intelligence on the way it observed the surroundings. It is definitely aware of my presence and I am grateful that it chooses to stay.
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The magpie is among the most intelligent birds we have in Denmark. Together with crows and ravens they are know for being able to count and to use simple tools for achieving their goals and - whish is very often food related. As I am watching this beautiful magpie walking around looking for food, I can sence this intelligence on the way it observed the surroundings. It is definitely aware of my presence and I am grateful that it chooses to stay.

As I am watching the beautiful majestic bird of prey sitting on the ground, suddenly the characteristic mysterious sound of a buzzard fills the air. I'm can't see anything because I'm inside the blind but surely the buzzard on the ground can. It follows the other bird until it once again dissappears behind the low hills in the South.

Video from this day is online on my channel - Link to the video is in my BIO🎥

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As I am watching the beautiful majestic bird of prey sitting on the ground, suddenly the characteristic mysterious sound of a buzzard fills the air. I'm can't see anything because I'm inside the blind but surely the buzzard on the ground can. It follows the other bird until it once again dissappears behind the low hills in the South. Video from this day is online on my channel - Link to the video is in my BIO🎥 @ilcp photographers #bbcearth #natgeowild #yesbbcearth #ourplanetdaily #buzzard #nikonz6 #ilcp photographers #dansknatur #nordiskenaturfotografer #birdsofprey #bestbirdshots #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #hanherred #naturfotografie #earthonlocation

The sun is now getting close to the horizon and the landscape is changing character as the light gets warmer. Outside my small photo blind the buzzard is sitting, gazing towards the forest.
There is something calming about mornings and evenings.

Video from this day is online on my channel - Link to the video is in my BIO🎥

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@ilcp_photographers #best_birds_of_ig #awesomepix #bbcearth #natgeowild #yesbbcearth #ourplanetdaily #buzzard #nikonz6 #ilcp_photographers #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection
#featured_wildlife #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer
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The sun is now getting close to the horizon and the landscape is changing character as the light gets warmer. Outside my small photo blind the buzzard is sitting, gazing towards the forest. There is something calming about mornings and evenings. Video from this day is online on my channel - Link to the video is in my BIO🎥 @ilcp photographers #best birds of ig #awesomepix #bbcearth #natgeowild #yesbbcearth #ourplanetdaily #buzzard #nikonz6 #ilcp photographers #nature brilliance #nature perfection #featured wildlife #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer

The light is fading outside my small photo blind but I still have a few hours before it is getting too dark to photograph. Two Buzzards have landed and some crows and magpies.
To some it might sounds boring to spend a day in a small wooden box waiting but for these who have tried it will know how peaceful and relaxing it can be. Observing these birds without disturbing gives the opportunity to actually learn about their interesting behaviour.

Video from this day is online on my channel - Link to the video is in my BIO🎥

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@ilcp_photographers #best_birds_of_ig #awesomepix #bbcearth #natgeowild #yesbbcearth #ourplanetdaily #buzzard #nikonz6 #ilcp_photographers #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection
#featured_wildlife #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer
@mortenhilmer

The light is fading outside my small photo blind but I still have a few hours before it is getting too dark to photograph. Two Buzzards have landed and some crows and magpies. To some it might sounds boring to spend a day in a small wooden box waiting but for these who have tried it will know how peaceful and relaxing it can be. Observing these birds without disturbing gives the opportunity to actually learn about their interesting behaviour. Video from this day is online on my channel - Link to the video is in my BIO🎥 @ilcp photographers #best birds of ig #awesomepix #bbcearth #natgeowild #yesbbcearth #ourplanetdaily #buzzard #nikonz6 #ilcp photographers #nature brilliance #nature perfection #featured wildlife #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer

The combination of falling snowflakes and the huge spruce trees is spectacular. I don't know if it is the sharp contrast between the green and the white or the tiny small flakes in comparison to the huge, old giants. But it is beautiful.
When holding my breath and listening I could hear a repetition of high thin notes - goldcrests. These old trees are the home for so many small birds and other animals.
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The combination of falling snowflakes and the huge spruce trees is spectacular. I don't know if it is the sharp contrast between the green and the white or the tiny small flakes in comparison to the huge, old giants. But it is beautiful. When holding my breath and listening I could hear a repetition of high thin notes - goldcrests. These old trees are the home for so many small birds and other animals.

Watching these massive old snow covered mountains makes me think about time..
For millions of years these silent giants have watched the ever changing nature - huge glaciers, endless forests, naked mountain landscapes and a little period us people. These giants put my life and my time into a perspective - I love the feeling of just being a small drop of water in an endless ocean - being a part of nature.. Thanks a lot @luca.bieri for a great trip and for sharing your beautiful locations with me..
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Watching these massive old snow covered mountains makes me think about time.. For millions of years these silent giants have watched the ever changing nature - huge glaciers, endless forests, naked mountain landscapes and a little period us people. These giants put my life and my time into a perspective - I love the feeling of just being a small drop of water in an endless ocean - being a part of nature.. Thanks a lot @luca.bieri for a great trip and for sharing your beautiful locations with me..

As I walk along the narrow mountain track I notice the freshness of the cold frosty air and I feel grateful for being surrounded by this beautiful landscape. In front of me is my good friend @luca.bieri  standing with his binoculars, searching the area for wildlife.

A new year and a new season has startet and I can't wait so spend days, weeks and months in nature - patiently waiting for the small things to appear  and for the magical moments to happen.

A big thank you to my good friend @luca.bieri who has once again shown me a piece of the beautiful nature of Switzerland.
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As I walk along the narrow mountain track I notice the freshness of the cold frosty air and I feel grateful for being surrounded by this beautiful landscape. In front of me is my good friend @luca.bieri standing with his binoculars, searching the area for wildlife. A new year and a new season has startet and I can't wait so spend days, weeks and months in nature - patiently waiting for the small things to appear and for the magical moments to happen. A big thank you to my good friend @luca.bieri who has once again shown me a piece of the beautiful nature of Switzerland.

All of a sudden, the forest Buzzard's characteristic piercing, hoarse cry, reverberates between the snow-capped pine trees, and I hear a whirring sound above the tent. 
The smell of Juniper and dry frost, the simplicity of the landscape, the sounds of drifting snow and rustling leaves, the Buzzard’s cries and it’s fleeting presence like an invisible spirit of the forest.

In my new video I am telling the story behind this photo.
🐾 WATCH THE VIDEO - Link is in BIO 🐾
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All of a sudden, the forest Buzzard's characteristic piercing, hoarse cry, reverberates between the snow-capped pine trees, and I hear a whirring sound above the tent. The smell of Juniper and dry frost, the simplicity of the landscape, the sounds of drifting snow and rustling leaves, the Buzzard’s cries and it’s fleeting presence like an invisible spirit of the forest. In my new video I am telling the story behind this photo. 🐾 WATCH THE VIDEO - Link is in BIO 🐾

In my new video
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In my new video "THE STORY BEHIND THIS PHOTO" I am telling why this photo of the swans means so much to me and why I have chosen it as the cover photo for my 2019 calendar and my book Silence of the North. 🎥 LINK TO THE VIDEO IS IN MY BIO 🎥

What a weekend.. I'm still signing all the pre-ordered 2019 calendars.  Together with my mom and my good friend @simonvammen  I have almost finished packing and I am so much looking forward to sending them out to all of you tomorrow.

Link to the calendar is in BIO 😀😀👍
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What a weekend.. I'm still signing all the pre-ordered 2019 calendars. Together with my mom and my good friend @simonvammen I have almost finished packing and I am so much looking forward to sending them out to all of you tomorrow. Link to the calendar is in BIO 😀😀👍

I am sometimes asked how I find my inspiration for wildlife photography and it is hard to give a simple answer because I find my inspiration in many ways. 
But the most important for me is not inspiration. It is to stop up and be present. 
But how stop up in a world that is running so terrible fast and how to be present when the mind has to deal with way too many impressions and everyone and looking at their phone to fill out any tiny little unused moment?

By focusing on some very simple but yet very essential things in live - shelter, fire, food and water I experience how my mind starts to relax and how I become fully present. 
You might call it self realisation, meditation or something else. I simply call it reconnecting to the past and to the people we once were.

New video online - I have put the link in my bio👍
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I am sometimes asked how I find my inspiration for wildlife photography and it is hard to give a simple answer because I find my inspiration in many ways. But the most important for me is not inspiration. It is to stop up and be present. But how stop up in a world that is running so terrible fast and how to be present when the mind has to deal with way too many impressions and everyone and looking at their phone to fill out any tiny little unused moment? By focusing on some very simple but yet very essential things in live - shelter, fire, food and water I experience how my mind starts to relax and how I become fully present. You might call it self realisation, meditation or something else. I simply call it reconnecting to the past and to the people we once were. New video online - I have put the link in my bio👍

Nothing is more peaceful than being in the forest on a misty day with light rain and the sound of water drops hitting the thick layer of orange and brown leaves. 
Just sitting here, watching, listening and letting the thoughts travel.. Watch the video from this amazing day in the forest. Link in bio.
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Nothing is more peaceful than being in the forest on a misty day with light rain and the sound of water drops hitting the thick layer of orange and brown leaves. Just sitting here, watching, listening and letting the thoughts travel.. Watch the video from this amazing day in the forest. Link in bio.

🍂 NEW VIDEO IS ROLLING ON THE CHANNEL - LINK IN BIO 🍂

I find landscape photography quite challenging, but if I want to get some photos of the beautiful autumn colours in the Danish forest this year, it is probably my last chance.
I am in the local forest and since my Tamron 150-600mm is getting repaired, I am bringing my Nikon 70-300mm which turned out to be an excellent choice. 
So yeah, join me behind the scenes on some landscape photography on this wonderful day in the forest.
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🍂 NEW VIDEO IS ROLLING ON THE CHANNEL - LINK IN BIO 🍂 I find landscape photography quite challenging, but if I want to get some photos of the beautiful autumn colours in the Danish forest this year, it is probably my last chance. I am in the local forest and since my Tamron 150-600mm is getting repaired, I am bringing my Nikon 70-300mm which turned out to be an excellent choice. So yeah, join me behind the scenes on some landscape photography on this wonderful day in the forest.

The Autumn colours are almost gone here in Denmark so I am pleased to spend the entire day in the beautiful woodlands close to where I live. Here I am photographing the misty trees with the Nikon D5 and the 70-300.
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The Autumn colours are almost gone here in Denmark so I am pleased to spend the entire day in the beautiful woodlands close to where I live. Here I am photographing the misty trees with the Nikon D5 and the 70-300.

Sometimes I just need to escape to the forest. To unplug from everything related to digital communication and reconnect with nature. Just a little bit and just for a while. I then feel how my mind relaxes and how I see everything more clear. I get filled up with happiness.
I have spent quite a few days in the forest with my camera and my sleeping bag lately and even though I wasn't that lucky when trying to get close to a group of red deer, I still got a glimpse of these beautiful animals. 
My little vlogging camera does not  disturb me so it is allowed to come with me :)
Haveook behind the scenes of this photo and a few wonderful days in the forest.
🐾Link to the video is in BIO🐾
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Sometimes I just need to escape to the forest. To unplug from everything related to digital communication and reconnect with nature. Just a little bit and just for a while. I then feel how my mind relaxes and how I see everything more clear. I get filled up with happiness. I have spent quite a few days in the forest with my camera and my sleeping bag lately and even though I wasn't that lucky when trying to get close to a group of red deer, I still got a glimpse of these beautiful animals. My little vlogging camera does not disturb me so it is allowed to come with me :) Haveook behind the scenes of this photo and a few wonderful days in the forest. 🐾Link to the video is in BIO🐾

My new video is only 3 minutes long and it is not about either equipment, photo technics or behind the scenes - it's just my way of saying thank you to the wild Taiga of Finland for some unforgettable moments - you can call it a love story... 🐾WATCH VIDEO - LINK IN BIO🐾
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My new video is only 3 minutes long and it is not about either equipment, photo technics or behind the scenes - it's just my way of saying thank you to the wild Taiga of Finland for some unforgettable moments - you can call it a love story... 🐾WATCH VIDEO - LINK IN BIO🐾

How can it be so hard to describe the feeling of being so close to nature.. anyway I'm doing my best in my new video from Finland.
🐺 LINK IN BIO 🐻
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How can it be so hard to describe the feeling of being so close to nature.. anyway I'm doing my best in my new video from Finland. 🐺 LINK IN BIO 🐻 @ilcp photographers @BBCEarth @natgeo

The darkness is now almost complete and even with my eyes closed and my full concentration I hear nothing but the rhythmic sound of my own pulse. I open my eyes and feel the awe and fascination as I stare at the silhouette of a lonely wulf, standing in front of the mist as a ghost in the night. I love this animal beyond words... I wish I could capture what I feel in this fleeting moment.
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The darkness is now almost complete and even with my eyes closed and my full concentration I hear nothing but the rhythmic sound of my own pulse. I open my eyes and feel the awe and fascination as I stare at the silhouette of a lonely wulf, standing in front of the mist as a ghost in the night. I love this animal beyond words... I wish I could capture what I feel in this fleeting moment. - - - @ilcp photographers @BBCEarth @natgeo @natgeoyourshot

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