NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY  in DENMARK | Behind the scenes

I’m back in Denmark… after some nice trips to Norway… and this is Denmark in the winter. Actually the same forest where I recorded
the video with the fox and the fallow deer, that was a little over there. I got the picture of the fox running over the road. I brought the… the camera and I brought my tripod and some wide-angle stuff, and I brought my little drone. Hopefully to make just… just some nice shots. My plan is just to be here and relax. And, of course I have my coffee. And just see what shows up. Hopefully… I hope I get
some nice patterns with all this white. It’s almost black and white
with a few colours from the trees, and yeah… It’s going to be quite great I think. ♪♪ I just like these patterns, see… I’m just on the little road here and… the thing I really like
about being out photographing when the weather’s like this, it’s cloudy and
there’s this ice fog in the air, and I think in the spring
or in the summer, we have so many colours, and as a photographer, I get a little confused
about all these colours – so much to photograph. It’s like, where do I put my focus,
where to put my concentration but then suddenly everything changes
to black and white. And suddenly I feel like,
in the snow, in this whiteness, it’s like my eyes get more sensitive
to shapes and patterns. And it’s just what I’m about to do today. After photographing in here I decided to fly a little in the forest with the little Mavic Pro and to be honest, I haven’t practiced so much.
So after doing the b-roll I thought, ah, maybe I should try the
follow-me mode for the first time… and yeah, of course, why not do it
in the middle of all the trees so… that’s just not something to be proud of. But I thought it could be great to try it down this little road with the trees on both sides. So I… got it up and started the
follow-me mode or active track, I can’t even remember what it’s named.
And the result is… this.
Some very, very broken propellers. So, now I just have some useless pieces of plastic
that I can put in my photo bag as a good memory and a warning for me next time – I should probably read the manual. I had the remote control and my binoculars
and my camera, and suddenly the… camera strap and the strap from the
binoculars got stuck in the remote control and I just heard a strange noise behind me
and that was the sound of a Phantom that no Mavic, that just went
mental into some trees. I think he just tried to correct for the course,
so it just sounded like 10,000 bees that just went crazy. And I couldn’t do… I didn’t know what to do in such a situation
so I basically just waited and then at the end, I think, he fell down on the ground and
he gave up, and he was just like a smashed bug down there. But I think he’s still fine, now he’s here, and he’ll have a good treat
when we come home. But his wings are definitely broken. It’s getting too dark. I think it’s time to go. Now I definitely, definitely need a cup of coffee
after this little fight with the Mavic Pro, so yeah… The temperature has been around zero all day, but now it’s definitely frost. It’s really good. If you look down there,
these trees have a nice pattern with… with snow resting on the branches and
with the telephoto lens I hope to get… Yeah it is nice. Oh do you hear the birds? [birds chirping in the distance] Come here… I wonder what they’re doing. [birds chirping in the distance] Where are they? [birds chirping in the distance] That’s weird.
I can hear them, but I can’t see them. I think they are flying
in the fog further up. After being here a little while,
when I settle down I start to focus on something, and that’s really, really nice. Sometimes when I’m in this mindset where I just can’t decide, I give myself an exercise and I say,
okay, now you have this area 2 meters on each side and you can only be there with one lens,
that could be my macro lens, and then I have to stay there for 30 minutes. And that’s really interesting,
because in the beginning it’s like… oh, I should have chosen another place I should have taken a better place.
I should have taken another lens. Oh I could go over there instead,
but then after a while… I start to focus and then I see something –
a little straw with some snow or ice crystals on it… and then I start to photograph that and I think
Okay, I can just spend some time with this one. But suddenly I just get
sucked into that universe of beauty and then I start to
experiment and be more creative and actually my brain is focusing on the subject. And I think for me that’s a wonderful exercise,
because it forces me to concentrate on one thing one little thing in the forest
instead of the entire forest. I’m not going to do that today because I just want to go around and enjoy and photograph things that don’t really make sense. It’s just to be outside
and make something beautiful. But I like that technique – it’s really helpful sometimes. ♪♪ For me not all photo trips
have to end up with really, really nice photos and it doesn’t have to be… action-packed with lots of animals
and stuff every time. There’s something special about a day like this,
where it’s just quiet and beautiful and
frost and, yeah… just landscapes. Here we go. Oi oi oi… It’s getting late now and the light is getting weaker very fast. It has started to snow a lot, and it just looks amazing.
Try to have a look in here. It has just been a great day out here with a lot of good pictures of the trees and the shapes and all this snow.
It’s rare in Denmark that we have such a day, so yeah,… I’m just looking forward to get home and to see what I’ve actually got. ♪♪

100 thoughts on “NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY in DENMARK | Behind the scenes”

  1. Martin Tanaka says:

    Hopefully you got some awesome images Morten !! And I hope your mavic pro will be okay !!

  2. Codex Gigas says:

    Great work! You just inspired me to take my macro lens out with me today.

  3. MY ADVENTURE says:

    you make us live with you magical moments. I wish you a lot of success. thank you

  4. Priyajit pk Kundu says:

    Awesome video man and feeling sad for Ur drone's wings

  5. zarkas says:

    Dear Morten,
    They agree with the Drones, they have happened to almost everyone in the beginning.
    After all wildlife photography is even the macro shots.
    Keep going ! ,all the best in your adventure!

  6. Old400 says:

    I always enjoy seeing your excitement and happiness at just being afield, regardless of the weather. Keep taking us with you.

  7. QNetX says:

    Beautiful location and imagery. I feel bad for laughing so hard at your narration of the drone misfortune. The way you personified the drone made me laugh to tears as you described how he went mental. Thank you, I needed that.

  8. Adam Gibbs says:

    Gorgeous conditions, Morten! Just love it when the landscape is covered in frost.

  9. Naeem Khan says:

    In wet (or snowy) conditions, how do you keep the lens dry especially the front glass element? What do you use, micro fibre cloth?

  10. frank roden says:

    Beautiful Morten, love the peaceful walks in the forest. Keep up the nice work !!

  11. BUC 71x2 says:

    Peace AND Quiet! Very nice.

  12. Vitus Larsen says:

    Hvor i Danmark er det? hilsen Vitus

  13. Unai Garcia says:

    Really beautifull job, I enjoy soo much your videos and I love what you do, congratulations!!!!

  14. Michael Funk says:

    Love your videos, keep them coming.  Keep up the drone work too, it is a wonderful perspective.

  15. Gaith Shalan says:

    Amazing keep going . you got a really nice shots 😉

  16. Sam and Hannah Bose Photography says:

    Really enjoy watching your vlogs Morten, your enthusiasm really comes through! And the drone footage was great, I hope you get it fixed soon! Keep it up! Sam.

  17. Nandor Zsiros says:

    LoL, Morten! 🙂 Thumbs up for the drone scene!
    You've just made my day again! 😀
    Anyway, I hope more videos like this will come, we all like your special wildlife / forest vlog style! Amazing camera work, dedication and patience! Well done! Cheers, N.

  18. Cedric Huyghe says:

    Hi Hilmer, very nice channel! I was wondering where this was in Denmark? I recently moved to Lund, Sweden across the channel. Do you know some good locations in southern Sweden/Denmark for these kind of outings?

  19. venkatesh crysis says:

    Saw my dream as 10mins video. Fantastic

  20. Makbet666 says:

    Another great video …..i really enjoyed …!!!!
    waiting for more ….! keep going Morten

  21. Leon Kiss says:

    Hi Morten! Your my hero! 😀 You are the one who inspired me to start a YouTube channel. I love your videos, your passion for nature, your eyes that catches the beauty of nature… when I'm looking at your videos, I have a weird feeling like I'm looking myself there, it maybe sounds weird but I can't explain otherwise. Those drone shots are great, sorry for the propeller, change it, make it fly. Love your work, keep doing it!

  22. 5AMM0608 says:

    So basically today [or earlier actually] you finally did a landscape photo session 🙂

  23. Brian Smith says:

    Hi Morten,  thanks for the great videos.  I appreciate all the work that goes into making them.  I love your passion.  I'm looking forward to your future videos.

  24. TheChuckism1 says:

    Outstanding video/stills. Keep doing what you are doing. Great channel. Love your zest for the outdoors.

  25. Morten Hilmer says:

    I have got quite a few questions about my equipment. Thinking about making a "WHAT'S IN MY BAG" Video. Any suggestions or questions ?

  26. steven gordon says:

    Excellent video!!!!

  27. andy willett says:

    Top video, as usual.

    A what’s in my bag video, always goes down well..!

    All the best,

  28. quicktastic says:

    lol with the drone. Freaking birds. I go on a hike in the woods without my camera and I seem to see birds all over that would be great to photograph, I go out with a camera and it's like every bird on the planet has suddenly become extinct.

  29. Peter Lavender says:

    Thanks for once again taking us along with you Morten. Great scenery, great storytelling, fantastic images 👍👍👍

  30. Jan Baranovski says:

    really like your videos. they are so positive and calm.

  31. Pinetree Line Outdoors says:

    Great video Morten! I love the macro shots of nature, simple beauty. Thanks my friend!

  32. Errol Putigna says:

    Magnificent images and video… Nice work!

  33. San Juan Mountain Bob says:

    Enjoyed that. It's proof that beauty is everywhere if we just look for it. Some natural beauty is obvious and astounds the senses. Other times and places it is subtle and only for those with vision and childlike wonder. You obviously have what it takes to find beauty everywhere. Well done! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and photos.

  34. KPT 13 says:

    great vlog, nice Forest ! I was looking for Lens for my Panasonic camera, I saw you using this 12mm Leica- very impressive Quality but damn# this Price…I Need to sell my car to buy it 😀

  35. Ariel alejandro Giesler says:

    amazing , really really good morten.

  36. haigh152 says:

    I love your jumper

  37. Maria Teresa Daniels says:


  38. Glen Domulevicz says:

    You had such good time in this video, even the accidental crash of the drone. A bit of sad humor in a way. I enjoyed this video. What’s in your bag sounds interesting. For me that would include your clothing. It seems like light clothing for a snowy day and just light cover for your head. Tell us about your camera strap, it looks like something I have seen in videos but have no idea how well they work. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Landscapes By Zalman Wainhaus says:

    Awesome, awesome video, Morten! Loved the pace of it, and the location was stunning. Thanks for sharing!

  40. James Brew says:

    Beautiful video Morten – a very enjoyable watch and I'll be sure to take some of your professional approach to my own videos

  41. Lothar Tjipueja says:

    Which camera do you use to record your videos.

    Once again. Very cool video.
    You always inpress🙌

  42. Martin Eiselt says:

    Morten, we all love your videos. It´s so inspiring. Keep it up. We looking forward to your next video…

  43. Andreas Dalsaa says:

    this is a very nice video, would lave to see more of your work here on youtube. it would be amazing if you could make a weekly video. and maybe a whats in my bag is not a bad idea, but also some ideas, like the exercise you presented in the video would be nice. as a beginner photographer in Denmark, i find it quite hard watching most photographers here on youtube, simply because they often use the big mountains and epic landscapes in the world. I really like to see how you shoot photos here in Denmark, and it gave me a lot of inspiration. thank you, you for more videos soon.

  44. Francis Rega says:

    Great pictures, good movie

  45. Orange says:

    Hvilken skov er det? 🙂
    Which forest is that?

  46. Handsome Nature says:

    Really great video. Very peaceful and a nice reminder to slow things down when photographing, just see what happens. Thank you

  47. Yizhar Amir says:

    Please make post processing videos!

  48. Aishwary M Patil says:

    Sir can you tell us what's inside your backpack which and how many camera do you use and one last which is best camera for beginners of wildlife photography make video on it with details for beginners thank you sir

  49. Creative Praveen says:

    You are so so connected with nature, it's apparent in all your videos, plus it's very soothing and relaxing. Love your style of content. Thanks for inspiring

  50. Photography says:

    new morten vid = instant happiness. Thank you!

  51. Anne Marie Meyer says:

    Beautiful landscape. Thank you!

  52. Pat Paxton says:

    Morten My name is Pat Paxton. I am a physician and professional photographer as well. My big lens is my Nikon 400mm f2.8 with 1.4 teleconverter. This lens is too heavy to carry around on aircraft. Are you totally happy with the Sigma lens you are using or should I go for a 500mm f4? And I guess it would depend on what I’m shooting. I love to do wildlife and landscape work for myself. I pay for my gear as a wedding and studio photographer. I seems to me the Sigma or Nikon 200-500mm might be more versatile since I already have essentially a 560mm f4. Please let me know what you think.

  53. Evan Sidman says:

    You have more and more cinematics VLOGs. Nice job! I have Mavic Pro too, and once, I almost lost it – was ~0 celcia degrees and Mavic was over water when I lose control. But fortunally Mavic have 'Return to home' mode. And now I wait spring for new flyings 🙂

  54. Mihai-Radu says:

    Hmm, are you sure you are in Denmark? I didn’t seen snow this winter. You are lucky.
    Nice video.

  55. בן ברייב says:

    are there wild boars in denmark?

  56. Nonato Costa says:

    Muito bom!

  57. Ramon Cui says:

    hahaha…awesome. thank you for sharing

  58. Skman22 says:

    Again, fantastic. Thank you.

  59. J E Barnsley says:

    Awesome stuff Morten! How do you decide where you go for your photo outings? Do you try for unknown territory or do you have prime spots that you love to bits? Perhaps it's a bit of both. Cheers Jono

  60. luifalcon says:

    Beautiful Morten, beautiful!! Please keep us inspired. Lou

  61. Joseph Cullen says:

    "And of course I have my coffee" – classic Morten 🤣🤣

  62. Viking of the Sea says:

    I want to say that I really like your videos… keep it uop "video jeg kan lide" /Lasse

  63. Viking of the Sea says:

    Jeg og min kæreste skal til Jylland i april. Hun elsker grønne skove, er der nogle gode steder, du kan anbefale, vi fotograferer begge dele. Love you videos!! Lasse

  64. The Eco Heroes says:

    The world really needs more Eco Heroes 🌍❤️

  65. Andy Ackerman says:

    OK, all your subscribers, need to fund a Starbucks Coffee account for you. And is that your muskox sweater? Very nicely done!!

  66. Wimbi963 says:

    great Video ❤❤❤

  67. Pradosh Thapa says:

    You should come to Nepal👍👍👍😊😊😊

  68. JC Mendez says:

    Hey Morten, I would have to agree with Tara Tanaka's comments, as with most things in life, it's not what you have but how you use it and your candid and thought provoking approach to sharing your passion for photography is inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

  69. Zohan Lone says:

    OMG! you never miss your best friend(coffee) 😉

  70. MichaelduS7 says:

    Thank you for sharing your passion for nature and being in nature. Great tip you share about being mindful and absorbed in the immediate world around one versus being lost with a wandering mind but recognising that that’s ok as well. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to your future uploads

  71. Jb 672 says:

    From Tunisia 🇹🇳
    You are perfuct 👌

  72. Hriday Narzary says:

    It's a beautiful day, beautiful place and beautiful photo!!!!

  73. Henry Brening says:

    I would really like to know whats in your bag. Thats a great idea!! Please do Morten. Thanks again for another cool video.

  74. Prasanth iGriv says:

    what can i say about this video except "woooooooooooowwwww". love from India. waiting for your next video..

  75. ZTSurvival says:

    Fed video

  76. Martin Berry says:

    very enjoyable

  77. A. Mills says:

    My only complaint about your videos is that I always end up wanting a cup of coffee…

  78. Grzegorz Rachwał says:

    Another great video, you realy cheer me up this Mavic accident 🙂

  79. George Coleman says:

    Video description says Tamron lens but I can see the gold Nikon label on the lens? So what lens is it?

  80. Andrew Henning says:

    Love your style of story telling, very relaxed and natural. Great photography too. Thanks

  81. Rameh Rekha says:

    sir please come in Nepal 😐😐
    i want meet with
    because my big dreem photographer like you and I want meet me at Nepal please sir

    my address: Nepal, kailali

  82. Sim 250 says:

    Good work Morten, you're really inspiring people to go out and photograph whatever the weather.

  83. Mike Santis says:

    Hej Morten. Which camera are you using for the footage. I mean filming your self and the b-rolls?

  84. Lars-Göran Abrahamsson says:

    Ännu en härlig video, det finns en lugn och avslappnad känsla i dina filmer. Och naturligtvis vackra bilder också. Mvh Lars-Göran Abrahamsson.

  85. Noel Smoljkic says:


  86. T.M.Adithya Shravan says:

    I am a greatest fan of u

  87. Hari Krishnan says:


  88. DIY 5-MINIT CRAFT says:

    Sir please guide me please which lens is good Nikon 200-500 mm or Tamron 150-600 g2 for bird photography now I have nikon d850 I m Little confuse… please guide me ..sir I m waiting

  89. Ptasia Strefa says:

    These birds sound like crossbills, maybe even Parrot crossbills. I'm not sure because this species is very rare in Poland. Great channel. Best regards.

  90. Sanjay seth says:

    Man I am from India
    I want to work with you
    I just loved photography
    But less equipment I didn't succeed
    I saw all your videos of photography and swa that how you really you make it in dificullties and shapes more beautiful pictures of Nature, wild, birds.
    Man I just love it.

  91. afrizal ari bowo says:

    I am wondering

    Are you not afraid, go alone in the middle of the forest..??

  92. Leopold Croato says:


  93. Arvid Storli says:

    Det er to typer dronepiloter, de som har krasjet, og de som kommer til å gjøre det 🙂 Jeg – jeg har krasjet 🙂 Been there, done that 😀

  94. william vega says:


  95. Yomli Mayi says:

    Morten I really interest in photography but i can't effort a camera😓😪

  96. Max Chillingworth says:

    Fantasic video Morten. Cant get enough of your videos! All the best mate 🙂

  97. علي القشيري says:


  98. Pharaoh 28 says:

    anyone knows the title of soundtracks at 7:57? thanks… lovely videos sir morten….

  99. Al_xz says:

    Ive made a video of Danish Nature, you can see it if you wont

    (Not an advertisement I just wanna see what you Think about it!) 👍😀

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