Alex Williamsalexx_jw photo, pictures, screen, images

-Adventures, People and Landscapes 🏔 -📍Currently: Ecuador 🇪🇨 -Photo tours at @andeanphotoexpeditions -Happiest when living like a dirtbag

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Alex Williams

Diamond Beach; one of those classic spots for photographers in Iceland - The basic premise of this place is, you arrive as early as possible to scour the beach for the coolest looking chunk of ice, once you have found it you must vehemently defend it with your life to prevent any other photographer present from capturing the same composition. This particular chunklet was mine; I named her Valerie. Now I found Valerie washed somewhat further away from the waterline than was ideal so I picked her up and made sure I threw her well and truly into the path of the tide, I then proceeded to spend the next couple of hours photographing her whilst she was battered by the oceanic onslaught - Sony A7Riii | 22mm | f20 | 0.4 sec | 2 shots focus blended . . . #iceland #guidetoiceland #wheniniceland #earthofficial #wonderful_location #wekeepmoments #sonyalpha #wanderlust #travelgram #earthoutdoors #wildernessculture #earthescope #beautifuldestinations #bealpha #exploretocreate #sonyimages #tourtheplanet #stayandwander #earth_shotz #allaboutadventures #roamtheplanet #lensbible #roam247 #earthfocus #speechlessplaces #discoverearth #discovernature #lensbible #voyaged #mystopover


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A little throwback to adventures last month where I saw my first ever cloud inversion at sunrise after slogging it up the side of a moraine ridge from 3:30am. It was probably the most beautiful, unreal sunrise that I have ever seen . . . #peru #southamerica #visitperu #cusco #sonyalpha #wanderlust #igersperu #travelgram #earthoutdoors #exploreperu #wildernessculture #discoversouthamerica #earthescope #beautifuldestinations #igerscusco #bealpha #tourtheplanet #exploretocreate #sonyimages #exploremore #stayandwander #earth_shotz #allaboutadventures #roamtheplanet #lensbible #roam247 #earthfocus #speechlessplaces #discoverearth #voyaged


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Northern Skies - Ever since I learned of the existence of the northern lights as a kid I have been so desperate to see them. I lived in Canada for two years but never once witnessed the lights, finally it was in Iceland recently that I saw them. We spotted the lights exploding in the sky after pulling into our accommodation for the night. I have a habit of blacking out a little bit when I’m racing like crazy to take a photo that I know I have a very small window of opportunity, so the memories I have are of grabbing my gear and running to the nearest open spot I could find, when I eventually came to I was in the middle of a field with my camera set up and pointing to the sky. Watching them dance sent me into the most awesome state of childlike wonder - Composite: foreground taken at Hallgrimskirkja cathedral in Reykjavík, lights shot somewhere in a field in Iceland . . . #iceland #guidetoiceland #wheniniceland #earthofficial #wonderful_location #wekeepmoments #sonyalpha #wanderlust #travelgram #earthoutdoors #wildernessculture #earthescope #beautifuldestinations #bealpha #exploretocreate #sonyimages #tourtheplanet #stayandwander #earth_shotz #allaboutadventures #roamtheplanet #lensbible #roam247 #earthfocus #speechlessplaces #discoverearth #discovernature #lensbible #voyaged #mystopover


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One of the main things to know about Iceland? SO MANY WATERFALLS. Not that that’s a bad thing by any means, I mean, would ya just look at this place?! Anyway, I still have far too many photos to go through from the trip but I am super stoked to start sharing them with you guys . . . #iceland #guidetoiceland #wheniniceland #earthofficial #wonderful_location #wekeepmoments #sonyalpha #wanderlust #travelgram #earthoutdoors #wildernessculture #earthescope #beautifuldestinations #bealpha #exploretocreate #sonyimages #tourtheplanet #stayandwander #earth_shotz #allaboutadventures #roamtheplanet #lensbible #roam247 #earthfocus #speechlessplaces #discoverearth #discovernature #lensbible #voyaged #mystopover


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Anyone else get post-travel blues? I got it as blue as these glacial lagoons right now after the most incredible week in Iceland. Anyway I have a ton of pictures to go through and edit, be prepared for an Icelandic series coming! Here is a quick drone snap from the otherworldly Icelandic highlands; one of the most unreal places I have ever seen . . . #iceland #guidetoiceland #wheniniceland #earthofficial #wonderful_location #wekeepmoments #drone #droneofficial #dji_official #wanderlust #travelgram #earthoutdoors #wildernessculture #earthescope #beautifuldestinations #exploretocreate #tourtheplanet #stayandwander #earth_shotz #allaboutadventures #roamtheplanet #lensbible #roam247 #earthfocus #speechlessplaces #discoverearth #discovernature #lensbible #voyaged #mystopover


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A lake above the clouds; if it were easy it wouldn’t be worth doing - In continuation of my last post; after making the first lagoon thinking we had reached our goal we realised that we had still not made it to the lake we wanted. At that point we had already set up camp and were satisfied enough with the location to not try to move. The other lagoon looked easy enough to get to, from what we could tell just over the other side of a (seemingly climbable) ridge. Oh how map apps do deceive!! - 3:30am the following morning we crawl from our tent to begin the ascent. The ridge that looked so simple from the other side of the river loomed steeply above us, instilling instantaneous uncertainty, but at this point we were committed and neither of us would back down easily. There is no path, we start walking up and hope for the best. Halfway up to the ridge we look to our right to see a huge cloud coming in low over the valley, a regular occurrence in this location due to the jungle that lies just below, it’s moving fast and we know before long it will be around us. We make a mad scramble for some larger boulders that would be more secure to stand on than the loose mud we were navigating at the time, at least there we could get our bearings and wait for some better visibility. The cloud finally catches up with us and by some miracle we had made it just high enough to be out of reach, it fills the valley below instead leaving us marooned on a rocky island surrounded by an ethereal ocean. We keep pushing up - After more scrambling we finally summited the ridge to be met with the most incredible vista. The lake sat above the clouds like some strange floating island; a rocky bowl of glacial blue seemingly detached from the land below . . . #peru #southamerica #visitperu #cusco #sonyalpha #wanderlust #igersperu #travelgram #earthoutdoors #exploreperu #wildernessculture #discoversouthamerica #earthescope #beautifuldestinations #igerscusco #bealpha #experienceperu #exploretocreate #sonyimages #exploremore #stayandwander #earth_shotz #allaboutadventures #roamtheplanet #lensbible #roam247 #earthfocus #speechlessplaces #discoverearth #visitsouthamerica


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Real adventure is in the unknown, paid experiences don’t count. Sure, we can book to be taken places and know exactly what we are in for, beautiful scenery, history etc. and have a great time, but nothing will ever beat the reward of finding that place after stumbling forward into the unknown with nothing but a vague direction and idea of what you are looking for - The road to this lake led us from high Andes down to high jungle and then back up again, ending up with us trying to navigate though thick fog in a totally unknown valley. Hanging on to the back of my buddy’s motorcycle we kept pushing forward unsure of how close we could possibly make it until there was no more road to ride, when we were out of road we took our things and walked. I’m not sure anything can beat the stoke of arriving at a location like this, after the uncertainty of if you would ever get there. The twist? This wasn’t even the lagoon we were searching for, the real one was even more magnificent when we eventually found it, but stay tuned to see that in a later post . . . #peru #southamerica #visitperu #cusco #travel #wanderlust #igersperu #travelgram #earthoutdoors #wildernessculture #discoversouthamerica #earthescope #wildernesstones #igerscusco #dji_official #experienceperu #exploretocreate #roam247 #artofvisuals #agameoftones #earth_shotz #allaboutadventures #roamtheplanet #stayandwander #staywild #earthfocus #drone #discoverearth #visitsouthamerica #droneofficial


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