The beauty of photography in my mind is the fact that it forces you to search for and see the beauty around you. On my website gudmann.is I present some of my favorite images.
I consider myself to be one of the very few in Iceland seriously dedicated to wildlife photography and it is my passion. My photographs have been published in magazines and books in many countries and have been awarded in a number of photo competitions. The biggest reward of photography is getting the opportunity to experience the nature of the Arctic up close and personal.
Photographing from a hide is a challenging photography. Many of my best photos are taken during hours and days of waiting for the right moment. Using a hide is the best way to capture the behavior of some of Iceland´s most rare or difficult species like the sea-eagle, gyrfalcon and the arctic fox. It is also my belief that using a hide is a good way to keep disturbance to the minimum.
After years of watching these species I have nothing but respect for them and they have helped me to gain deeper understanding of the true meaning of unspoiled nature in the arctic.
As a editor and writer and author of two books, photography has been a important part of my work most of my life. Most of the work I have done in the past has involved photography in some way.
I was born in Akureyri, Iceland in 1966. Akureyri is located in the northern part of Iceland and nearby we have many of the most inspiring photo-locations in the country.