Every adventure starts in your own backyard.

I am a professional photographer from Latvia with a passion for nature and outdoors. For me, traveling started with my own country – Latvia, and over the years I have explored most of it.

There are still places I haven’t been and places I have been more than once. Many people in the world don’t even know where Latvia is and mistake it for Lithuania or Russia. Latvia is a Northern Europe country, one of three Baltic states, located in at the Gulf of Baltic sea. Latvia’s population is about 2 million, give or take, but statistics change every year. Latvia is relatively small – 64,589 km2, which is not much compared to other countries, but Latvia is full of beautiful beaches and rich green forests, and it is kind of a hidden gem for photographers and travelers.

One thing Latvia lacks are mountains but much of other Latvian nature’s treasures level it out. For example, Latvia has the widest waterfall in Europe – Venta Rapid, many untouched nature reservoirs like Gauja’s National park and Ķemeri National Park with its many natural sulfur springs and muds. These are one of the many things worth seeing and experiencing in Latvia.

If you are into urban exploring, Latvia’s capital Riga has one of the largest collection of Art Nouveau buildings in the world, but this story is about nature so I will leave the capital for some other time.

We are also happy to enjoy four full seasons that change nature in amazing ways each year. Latvians live in touch with nature, especially the sea, and most of the capital’s inhabitants retreat to the countryside for holidays. For the hot summer days, it’s hard to find Latvian in the capital, because most of them are somewhere by the sea or by nature.

My journey as a photographer started about 10 years ago with road trips with friends around Latvia and that is how my passion for nature was born. Here are some of the moments I gathered over the years while traveling around Latvia on many different occasions.

I highly recommend starting your own exploration of your surroundings and you will be surprised, that in order to find adventures you don’t have to go that far.

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#1 Riga Beach In Winter

Riga Beach In Winter


Maike Barroxo 6 months ago

Wow, breathtaking picture, I wanted to go over there, next stop, your Home country!

#2 Autumn Storm In Bolderaja Pier

Autumn Storm In Bolderaja Pier


mulk 6 months ago

wow! Wanna live in this lighthouse!

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#3 Zvejniekciems Beach

Zvejniekciems Beach


#4 Ruins Of Soviet Era Fort In Liepaja

Ruins Of Soviet Era Fort In Liepaja


Sarcasticow 6 months ago

Many forts were built in the end of 19th century to the beginning of 20th century. Some forts are remain of Russian Empire fortressess. Google Karosta.

#5 Aurora Borealis Riga

Aurora Borealis Riga


Maike Barroxo 6 months ago

Seeding my mind with travel ideas eh...

#6 Scenic Road Somewhere In Kurzeme

Scenic Road Somewhere In Kurzeme


Night Owl 6 months ago

Beautiful, like something out of an old movie

#7 Tree In Zaube, Latvia

Tree In Zaube, Latvia


#8 Floating House In Engure

Floating House In Engure


leloir 6 months ago

There is the place I want to live !

#9 Lielupe Beach

Lielupe Beach


#10 Bolderaja Beach In Winter

Bolderaja Beach In Winter


#11 Bolderaja, Latvia

Bolderaja, Latvia


#12 Coutryside Road In Latgale

Coutryside Road In Latgale


#13 Forest Lake In Sloka

Forest Lake In Sloka


Full Name 6 months ago

This is right up my alley.

#14 Ķemeri National Park

Ķemeri National Park


#15 Mangalsala Beach

Mangalsala Beach


Jacque Place 6 months ago


#16 Stone Pier In Ainazi

Stone Pier In Ainazi


#17 The Eastern Daugava Breakwater In Storm

The Eastern Daugava Breakwater In Storm


#18 Valley In Sigulda

Valley In Sigulda


#19 Old Rock Pier In Engure

Old Rock Pier In Engure


#20 Zvejniekciems Beach , Winter

Zvejniekciems Beach , Winter


#21 Castle Ruins In Sigulda

Castle Ruins In Sigulda


#22 Forest In Imanta

Forest In Imanta


#23 Ruins Of Salgale Church

Ruins Of Salgale Church


#24 Kaniera Lake Footpath

Kaniera Lake Footpath


Cathy 6 months ago

Beautiful picture... Is it just a long shutter time or do you 'double expose/put 2 photos together'?

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#25 Forest Lake In Rezekne

Forest Lake In Rezekne


#26 Summer 2018

Summer 2018


#27 Forest Bike Road In Babite

Forest Bike Road In Babite


#28 Snowy Meadow Near Salcgriva

Snowy Meadow Near Salcgriva


#29 Jurmala Beach

Jurmala Beach


#30 Saulkrasti Seaside

Saulkrasti Seaside


#31 The Staburags Cliff Of Rauna

The Staburags Cliff Of Rauna


#32 Forest Road In Durbe

Forest Road In Durbe


#33 Pier In Mangalsala

Pier In Mangalsala


#34 Vakarbulli Beach In Winter

Vakarbulli Beach In Winter


#35 Foggy Forest In Krimulda

Foggy Forest In Krimulda


#36 Deer Herd Near Forest In Tukums

Deer Herd Near Forest In Tukums


#37 Farming Field In Cesis

Farming Field In Cesis


#38 Green Meadow Near Kuldiga

Green Meadow Near Kuldiga


Crizelle Alvarez 6 months ago

This reminded me of Windows' wallpaper.