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Iceland On Fire

Iceland On Fire

Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

As the rain hammered relentlessly on the windscreen and the headlights barely penetrated the gloom, the sense of trepidation and dare I say it, helplessness, was palpable. After a long day of trains, planes and automobiles, this was not the Icelandic welcome our guests had in mind. I made an inadequate attempt to lift the mood but only as the lights of our hotel came into view with safety and sustenance assured, could I sense a collective sigh of relief.

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Winter Iceland: Phew!

Winter Iceland: Phew!

Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016

Phew. I’ve said it before but Iceland is a Phew kind of place. Our recent winter landscape tour to the island had a few Phews along the way. Relief Phews (the weather was generally benign), surprise Phews (there had been a lot of snow in the south), desperate Phews (where the hell have all the beached icebergs gone?) and Phews of admiration for what is a landscape beyond comparison.

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The 10 commandments of wildlife photography.

The 10 commandments of wildlife photography.

Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016

What makes a great wildlife image? There are a hundred different answers to that question but we've narrowed it down just a tad. Feel free to digest and agree with our 10 'commandments' or feel equally free to dismiss them and insert your own.

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Into the Wilds.

Into the Wilds.

Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017

Last month myself and fellow guide Mark Hamblin set off on the arduous journey from Inverness to London to Salt Lake City to Bozeman. Three flights, four airports, two body scanners and several questionable airplane meals later, we were on the fringes of the world’s first National Park.

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Arctic Fox Bootcamp '17

Arctic Fox Bootcamp '17

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thetta reddast is a well known saying in Iceland. Roughly translated it means don’t worry, everything thing will work out OK in the end. It’s more than a phrase, it’s an attitude or even a philosophy, and one I had to keep reminding myself of when setting up the Northshots Arctic Fox Bootcamp.

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