This image (above) is possibly one my favourite images that I've captured whilst hiking through the forests . . . not because it is of something spectacular (like one of the many waterfalls or another gargantuan precipice) but rather because I feel it really captures the beauty of the landscapes you encounter most whilst travelling through Norway or Sweden.
This is the sort of view nearly anyone could discover with just a spare hour or two to travel outside of the village, town or city that they’re staying in.
I captured this shot quite early in the morning – I had been in the forest since before dawn to photograph the beavers that were busy in their lodge a few miles back in a more swampy area of the forest, and having captured the shots I wanted I set about finding somewhere a little less mosquito-ridden to have breakfast!
I walked through the forest until this lake came into sight - the perfect resting place to set a fire, cook some breakfast and shoot this image!