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Yves Adams

About Yves Adams

Photography Guide


A celebrated wildlife and landscape photographer from Belgium, Yves is passionate about the Arctic. He picked up his first camera at a very young age, mainly to show his parents why he loved spending so much time in the forest. He was also an early and very keen birdwatcher, always looking for a new adventure.

In his 20s, Yves worked with several nature-protection organizations, meeting many like-minded people. He learned how to show the beauty of nature to others and became an inspired nature guide and photography teacher. Guiding international photo tours was the next step and has brought him to all corners of the planet, from Alaska and Japan to Galapagos and Greenland and just about every country in Europe.

Besides being passionate about nature, Yves has a big heart for people. He teaches with great patience and enthusiasm and is happy to help at any time, whatever the question. He also delights in seeing what happens when he pushes his students’ creative limits. Whether at sea or on land, you can count on Yves to bring you to the most photogenic spots and to point out unique photo opportunities. He considers the Arctic the most stunning place on Earth for nature and landscape photography. That’s why he has been exploring the region intensively for over 10 years, leading expeditions by boat, snow scooter and skis. You’ll find him in Svalbard and Greenland every year, both places he considers his second home.

When in Belgium, Yves works as a freelance photographer for governments and NGOs, documenting the local fauna, flora and environment with great care. Having won several prizes for his images, he is more than happy to share what he knows, so you can lift your photography to the next level.

Other positions you may see Yves working in include: Expedition Guide