I have always had a big passion for being in the outdoors, and with my educational background in Outdoor Education from Norway and Sports Science and Health from Denmark, I often work with people in the nature. During the last couple of years I have started to work as a photographer, and this makes me able to combine my passion for being in the outdoors with my creative work through photography.
Why do you love the outdoors?
I both use the nature as a setting for recreation and tranquility as well as exploration and creating new adventures.
I love how nature reminds me of putting things (and life) into perspective. Being in the outdoors both calms, encourages and challenges me - depending on the setting, activity and weather conditions. In that way the outdoors is a place for reflection, recreation and personal development - aspects I also work with when bringing people out in the nature.
What do you want to achieve from your adventures?
I personally love the wanderlust feeling of exploring new places, either in Denmark or around the world, and meet new people. I enjoy the simple living where the core values of being warm, dry, and full are the most essential needs. In this way I get reminded of being thankful for the life and goods I have at home - things we often take for granted in our busy everyday lives. For me the value is found in the contrasts.
I also love to share the beauties and adventures of the world with other people through my photography, from which I hope to inspire others to go out and explore. You can see some of my outdoor adventures on Instagram: @danielvilladsenphotography.
What is your current adventure or do you have any exciting planned?
My next adventure is a multi-day sea kayaking trip in the south Funen archipelago in the end of April. Here I am gonna do some island hopping with a good friend with hopefully some nice sunset- and sunrise paddling and exploration of the local areas.
What are the highs of your trip?
The highs can come in many forms: It can be when you get out of your comfort zone and develop new skills, when you overcome the unknown factors of the trip (such as weather conditions) and everything comes together, or when the trip creates a certain setting for deep conversations with your travel buddies.