Foxes & Deer – Wildlife photography | Behind the scenes with wildlife photographer Morten Hilmer

Wildlife Photographer Morten Hilmer takes you behind the scenes when he is looking for the Wildlife in the Danish woodlands.

This short documentary is about Wildlife photography and the great experiences nature gives. The video takes you behind the scenes and shows how a nature photographer works.

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••• ABOUT THIS EPISODE •••
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Wildlife photography – Foxes & Deer | Behind the scenes is all about how to get close to the animals and how nature can always surprise you when you are being quiet and humble.

It’s early morning and I am in the field with my camera to discover the wildlife. I am especially looking for the deer. This day the I got the best experience ever on this location…
Light is perfect for wildlife photography and everything seems to be a perfect photo trip. Nature did not know anything about my plan for the day, so a surprise was waiting for me out there!

It is my intention to make behind the scenes videos from my upcoming photo adventures, and in the winter I am planning on making a video from my photo expedition to Svalbard.

So please subscribe to my channel if you want to get notified when I upload a new video about nature and wildlife photography.

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••• WHO I AM •••
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My name is Morten Hilmer and I work as a professional nature and wildlife photographer. In a serie of short 4K videos I will share my fascination of nature with you and invite you behind the scene when I am out photographing the fascinating wildlife, the stunning landscapes and the wild nature. I work as a ILCP photographer, and nature conservation is very close to my heart.

“I have served in the Danish military special unit, the Sirius Patrol, for two years and that has given me the skills and confidence to operate alone in the arctic regions. I have spent two further years in the northern parts of Greenland meeting the local people and working on photography projects. My driving force is a sense of adventure and my fascination for nature, and my curiosity and empathy for other cultures has led me to many remote regions.”

Read more about my time in the Sirius Dogsled Patrol: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160226-photographing-greenlands-elite-dog-sled-patrol

Beside the many publications my photographs has been awarded in the Wildlife photographer of the year and European Wildlife photographer of the year photo competitions.

In spring 2017 I published my book Silence of the North: https://mortenhilmer.com/en/shop/silence-of-the-north/

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Take a look at my website at https://mortenhilmer.com

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All the best
Morten
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Comment (275)

  1. Try Sony Alpha 7 R2 to avoid shutter noise. Its full frame just like your Nikon but might not fit your beast. So you need to look for an alternate lens.

  2. I like the fox in this shilouette way, I think it is better than exposed properly. It gives the morning look in my opinion, bit blueish, bit dark, and the dew on the grass and the droplets on the tiny branches are balancing the picture I think.
    There are enough detail to see this is a fox though. Keep up the good content.

  3. Hi Morten, It seems to me that most people watching wildlife documentaries etc are totally unaware of how long it might take to capture even a few seconds of film or a photograph.
    Great stuff showing us the stalking and patience required before getting a few shots.
    Best wishes from Belfast Northern Ireland

  4. Hello what settings do you use ,Manual mode or AV mode?
    How do you deretermine what setting you use,becouse you have to be quick for wildlife they move a lot.
    Thank you,i am a beginner….

  5. Very inspiring video! You are a natural with your passion! Anyway, the D5 is a beast, but even on silent shutter the deer could hear it. I've read your reply to other comments that you'll try a FF mirrorless. The only thing I could think of is the Sony A9.

  6. Such inspiring stuff, I do a lot of BTS photos on film sets and I use a mirrorless so I can have the silent shutter, it’s an amazing help but there’s something about the DSLR look that you just can’t get with mirrorless, it could be a potential idea for you I’m sure you’ve thought of but I always love the classic DSLR! Amazing video yet again! Thanks for these they really keep me wanting to go out more and more. Happy shooting from canada!

  7. What an absolute joy to watch. Every photographer knows that feeling you expressed when we get a shot we are so happy with. Subscribed for sure.

  8. absolutely divine video Morten, the deer photos came out great and of course that Fox photo was fantastic, love what you do and it seems you do to and that's just great.

  9. I just stumbled upon your channel, and I love it. I have a love for Landscape photography and animals. I love your videos and your respect for nature.

  10. Why didn't you push the exposure of the fox afterwards? It doesn't matter much if you underexpose shots with a Nikon, I've transformed completely black shots into something that looks great.

  11. Fantastic video! I really appreciate your deliberately slow pacing with your editing – specifically the fox sequence – many people would have cut that up and edited the sequence down a lot, but the one long take (how many minutes was it?) was enthralling and really captured the emotion and atmosphere perfectly. Nicely done! Subbed and looking forward to working my through your videos 🙂

  12. Thank you so much for doing this and sharing. We felt we were right there with you.You could have gone, taken the shots and hosted. Being behind the lens with you made those shots extra special and…they are so good! Merry snowy Christmas (from grey UK).
    PS. Look forward to your next and good luck with all the commercial avenues for your top class shots.

  13. Nice shot Morten. Thank you for taking us along with you!!
    Yeah you never know what will show up. That's the best part of wildlife photography.

  14. Morten,

    Great work! I really enjoy your videos. I enjoy wildlife photography too and it's great to see someone so like minded allowing me to share the experience! Thank you! I look forward to seeing more videos in the future!

    Dan

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