Piet van den Bemd
During my childhood I developed a strong fascination for nature and wildlife. By the hand of my parents I travelled to many different continents and countries, experienced different cultures and more wildlife than there was left in the Netherlands. When I got my first camera at the age of 16, I became passionate about photography and found a new way to look at nature. When I visited the arctic regions of northern Norway at the age of 17 I lost my heart to the beauty of the North right away. The diversity of wildlife, landscapes and culture made my heart beat faster. With a background study of ecology I realised soon how rapidly those places are changing and the treats they face.
After a few seasons working in the North as a whale watching guide I made the decision to move there and currently working in Ringstad Sjøhus (Northern Norway) as a skipper and freelance photographer.
Inspired by the beauty and freedom of our oceans and pure wilderness of the North. Seeing things rapidly changing and disappearing makes me sad every day. Sharing the remained beauty by photography, creating awareness and interest to this fragile environment and the ocean inhabitants is the daily motive for me to keep moving and photographing. To secure and conserve the future of those last “untouched’’ places in the world.
With a camera in my hand, a new adventure ahead of me but most of all a lot of motivation I just want to keep going and sharing my enormous passion with all of you!
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Industry: Lifestyle, Landscapes, Nature, Ocean, Travel & Tourism, Wildlife.
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