What is ExposedPlanet.com?
ExposedPlanet.com is a so-called photoblog, which is the visual variation of a blog. Normally photobloggers post one image daily with little or no comments, but as you will see, not me :)
I have started ExposedPlanet.com not only as a way to show my portfolio, but also to share the beauty of our planet. Nowadays negative press & media might make people scared of everything foreign or different: culture, religion, people and the places themselves.
This xenophobia is taking over our lives and prevents us from seeing the real world as it is: a wonderful place with beautiful people. There are no bad or evil countries, religions or people. There is bad and good people in every culture, including your own.
I hope I can share a bit of the amazement I have enjoyed while traveling the 7 continents. The more I see, the more I know I still have to see and I will.
Life is too short to focus on not-existing enemies & fears.
Comments are more than welcome, but please do not just say “great shot” or something similar, but let me know why this image (didn’t?) touch you.
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Who am I?
Harry Kikstra, a climber/expedition leader/ photographer/ filmmaker/ producer/ writer/ public speaker/ cycler and many other things that have to do with sharing the beauty of the outdoors. I have climbed the 7 continental highpoints and have traveled a lot and will not stop soon, though normally I am based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
See the links to the right to learn more about me or see
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7summits.com is focused on the mountains, ExposedPlanet will also show more of the culture and other nature that is to be found on our 7 continents.
I hope that it will sparkle your imagination, make you curious or even just educate you a bit, being maybe the 3 most important aspects of society in my view.
A picture can say more than a 1000 wars and can maybe help understand the world around us.
It’s a small place, so maybe we can make the best of it together.
Where Am I?
I am travelling most of the time, either leading Expeditions for 7summits.com or just seeing the world.
I work from the road and everywhere where friendly people are is home/office.
I have just returned from a multi-year bicycle trip through the Americas. See WorldOnaBike.com for
I am also one of the founders and very active in the Flexiway Solar project, replacing dangerous and expensive kerosene lamps with affordable and solar-powered LEDlights.
Stock and prints sale, presentations, publications, copyright & contact
To be clear: all information, texts and images are copyrighted by me and no image can be copied, published, altered, distributed or otherwise used commercially without a prior agreement.
Just ask if you are non-commercial, I am quite a nice guy :)
If given permission and only then, the image can be used, just as long as all following points are met:
As an addition to the above general license the following conditions must also be met:
- The images cannot be used to promote any single religion as no specific religion -or even any at all- is endorsed. I am a strong supporter of both freedom of as well as from religion.
- No images may be used in any hate- or other objectionable context (racism, sexism, breach of human rights, pornography, gambling, drugs, alcohol etc.)
Links back to http://ExposedPlanet.com from any website are very much appreciated, even when not using the images.
Note: All of my images on all of my and 3rd party sites are copyrighted and registered. If you are non-commercial you might get approval to use it, but even then borders/titles/watermark remain (no alteration) and a working link must be placed to ExposedPlanet.com.
No commercial use is allowed without a license, if you are interested in prints, please contact me! See below for detailed terms.
If you are interested in licensing other images, here is an overview of countries I visited and captured so far:
All images are filed in categories. Each image can be part of multiple categories, see the link on top.