Low angle

Black Guillemots

I don’t think it can be repeated too often: try to get at eye-level with your subjects when making a picture. This makes you (and the viewer) part of the animals world and less of a outside observer. And it also creates a nice clean background that you otherwise wouldn’t get.

For this picture I was the only one completely laying down on the beach with my camera just a little above the water. The low clouds and water nearly had the same colour, creating a bit an atmospheric image.

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.


  • Awesome picture! But a really dedicated photographer would swim with them 😉


    • Haha, don’t think that would have gotten me a lower angle, this was on the beach with the camera just above the water.

      And do you know the temperature of the water over there?? 😉

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