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Paul Fencaros

Melbourne | Australia
• Environmentalist
• Photographer
📍Zagreb, Croatia

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  • Icy formations carved by the movement of flowing water from summer glacial melt.
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    Falljökull

    Icy formations carved by the movement of flowing water from summer glacial melt.

  •  277  0  16 October, 2019
  • You think you know it all, until you uncover the chamber of secrets.

This waterfall is hidden near the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, but far fewer people know of its existence. Either that or they don’t want to get completely soaked by delving into the depths of this chasm.

Taken during a day of exploration with @hiddeniceland.
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    Iceland

    You think you know it all, until you uncover the chamber of secrets.

    This waterfall is hidden near the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, but far fewer people know of its existence. Either that or they don’t want to get completely soaked by delving into the depths of this chasm.

    Taken during a day of exploration with @hiddeniceland.

  •  241  0  6 October, 2019
  • What you see is just the tip of the iceberg.

What you’re really seeing are the remnants of a quickly disappearing glacier.

What you’re seeing is the negative impacts of human activity on the biosphere fuelled by mass production and consumption.

What you are seeing is the result of political inaction worldwide which fails to respond to rapid climate change and biodiversity loss due to corporate greed and invested interests.

Don’t be deceived by what you initially see, much more remains hidden deep beneath the surface.
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    Iceland, Somewhere Cold

    What you see is just the tip of the iceberg.

    What you’re really seeing are the remnants of a quickly disappearing glacier.

    What you’re seeing is the negative impacts of human activity on the biosphere fuelled by mass production and consumption.

    What you are seeing is the result of political inaction worldwide which fails to respond to rapid climate change and biodiversity loss due to corporate greed and invested interests.

    Don’t be deceived by what you initially see, much more remains hidden deep beneath the surface.

  •  251  0  30 September, 2019
  • Are you able to recall the single most amazing sight that you’ve ever seen? I’ve been able to see some pretty incredible places over the last few years, but this view right here in the highlands of Iceland is one of the absolute standouts for me. What made it particularly amazing was that I had only seen one or two photos of this place before. I had no idea where it was, I just knew it existed somewhere in Iceland. When I was hiking on my own one day, I saw that there was a valley hidden behind a hill, off the main trekking route. I was curious and decided I’d walk up to the crest of the hill, and this is the sight I saw when I reached the top of it. To say the least, I was absolutely flabbergasted and thought to myself “oh damn, this is some mindblowing sh*t right here!” If it looks like a painting to you, that’s exactly what it looked like to me as I was trying to comprehend the visual information being processed by my brain. A few days later, I brought @davidgodi here during a second visit to the highlands because even though he’s Icelandic, the poor fella didn’t even know it existed, so I’m glad I got to show him some things in his own backyard.
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    Iceland

    Are you able to recall the single most amazing sight that you’ve ever seen? I’ve been able to see some pretty incredible places over the last few years, but this view right here in the highlands of Iceland is one of the absolute standouts for me. What made it particularly amazing was that I had only seen one or two photos of this place before. I had no idea where it was, I just knew it existed somewhere in Iceland. When I was hiking on my own one day, I saw that there was a valley hidden behind a hill, off the main trekking route. I was curious and decided I’d walk up to the crest of the hill, and this is the sight I saw when I reached the top of it. To say the least, I was absolutely flabbergasted and thought to myself “oh damn, this is some mindblowing sh*t right here!” If it looks like a painting to you, that’s exactly what it looked like to me as I was trying to comprehend the visual information being processed by my brain. A few days later, I brought @davidgodi here during a second visit to the highlands because even though he’s Icelandic, the poor fella didn’t even know it existed, so I’m glad I got to show him some things in his own backyard.

  •  698  0  9 September, 2019
  • Sometimes the wildest weather is the best time to go out exploring.
It also dramatically increases your chances of being swept out to the North Atlantic Ocean by powerful sneaker waves.
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    Reynisfjara

    Sometimes the wildest weather is the best time to go out exploring.
    It also dramatically increases your chances of being swept out to the North Atlantic Ocean by powerful sneaker waves.

  •  330  0  3 September, 2019
  • This place was one of the first locations in Iceland that I’d ever seen a photo of. After that, this image always came to mind when Iceland was mentioned. Since seeing the photo of this place many years ago, I’ve wanted to visit it for myself. Recently I had that opportunity. It was perfect light when I was there as the sun was setting, and the place was just as amazing as I had imagined it to be. Even though it’s been photographed many times before, the experience of finally photographing it for myself was something pretty amazing.
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    Kirkjufell

    This place was one of the first locations in Iceland that I’d ever seen a photo of. After that, this image always came to mind when Iceland was mentioned. Since seeing the photo of this place many years ago, I’ve wanted to visit it for myself. Recently I had that opportunity. It was perfect light when I was there as the sun was setting, and the place was just as amazing as I had imagined it to be. Even though it’s been photographed many times before, the experience of finally photographing it for myself was something pretty amazing.

  •  377  0  28 August, 2019
  • These volcanic crater lakes in the highlands of Iceland are like something from another world.
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    Ljótipollur

    These volcanic crater lakes in the highlands of Iceland are like something from another world.

  •  329  0  25 August, 2019
  • The coastline of Iceland is something so insanely impressive that it’s hard to capture an image that even does it any justice. Hidden behind pretty much every corner is some kind of jaw dropping feature. When @papetz_91 and @machalechat took me to a lighthouse on the south coast, I couldn’t believe it when I looked down below and saw this epic cliff arch and black sand beach.
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    Dyrhólaey

    The coastline of Iceland is something so insanely impressive that it’s hard to capture an image that even does it any justice. Hidden behind pretty much every corner is some kind of jaw dropping feature. When @papetz_91 and @machalechat took me to a lighthouse on the south coast, I couldn’t believe it when I looked down below and saw this epic cliff arch and black sand beach.

  •  319  0  7 August, 2019
  • Sólheimajökull glacier.
A beautiful but quickly disappearing landmark. Due to the effects of climate change caused by increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, this glacier has been rapidly retreating at an annual rate of nearly 100 metres over the last 20 years. Unfortunately this is not an isolated case. Like many other glaciers in Iceland and elsewhere around the world, this glacier will completely disappear within a couple more decades.
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    Sólheimajökull Glacier, Iceland

    Sólheimajökull glacier.
    A beautiful but quickly disappearing landmark. Due to the effects of climate change caused by increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, this glacier has been rapidly retreating at an annual rate of nearly 100 metres over the last 20 years. Unfortunately this is not an isolated case. Like many other glaciers in Iceland and elsewhere around the world, this glacier will completely disappear within a couple more decades.

  •  578  0  4 August, 2019
  • Picture perfect.
There’s always a sense of satisfaction in printing your own photos to create a piece of wall art.
Swipe left 👈🏼
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    Huayna Picchu, Peru

    Picture perfect.
    There’s always a sense of satisfaction in printing your own photos to create a piece of wall art.
    Swipe left 👈🏼

  •  242  0  28 July, 2019
  • Dramatic skies and perfect reflections.

I took this photo one year ago, but didn’t think much of it at the time. After digging into my files more recently, I decided to do the post-processing of the image, which turned out better than what I expected.

Also I’m super pumped for this time next week because I finally got around to thoroughly planning (for about 12 minutes) a month-long trip to somewhere that I’ve been wanting to visit since the beginning of time. Very keen to get outside and shoot again.
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    Lake Te Anau

    Dramatic skies and perfect reflections.

    I took this photo one year ago, but didn’t think much of it at the time. After digging into my files more recently, I decided to do the post-processing of the image, which turned out better than what I expected.

    Also I’m super pumped for this time next week because I finally got around to thoroughly planning (for about 12 minutes) a month-long trip to somewhere that I’ve been wanting to visit since the beginning of time. Very keen to get outside and shoot again.

  •  288  0  21 July, 2019
  • I called out to Rapunzel to let down her hair, and waited patiently for a few moments, but heard nothing, just silence. I started to try for a second time, ‘Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down...’ but was rudely interrupted by a blunt ‘F**k off!’
Couldn’t believe it. Turned the other way and left. Guess I’ll have to settle for Cinderella.
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    Burg Eltz

    I called out to Rapunzel to let down her hair, and waited patiently for a few moments, but heard nothing, just silence. I started to try for a second time, ‘Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down...’ but was rudely interrupted by a blunt ‘F**k off!’
    Couldn’t believe it. Turned the other way and left. Guess I’ll have to settle for Cinderella.

  •  353  0  10 July, 2019
  • In my opinion, the single most important thing that someone can learn to appreciate is the value of time. Pursue the things you enjoy because you can never really know exactly how much time there is left on the clock for you - sometimes it ends up being less than what you might have expected.
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    Planet Earth

    In my opinion, the single most important thing that someone can learn to appreciate is the value of time. Pursue the things you enjoy because you can never really know exactly how much time there is left on the clock for you - sometimes it ends up being less than what you might have expected.

  •  280  0  16 June, 2019