Pedro Bento was born in Lisbon, Portugal and is passionate about nature photography. He loves to take photographs in the extremes of the day, at dawn and dusk, when the ‘golden light’ appears for brief moments and shows the true beauty of a place. Pedro uses professional equipment by the likes of Canon and Manfrotto but always has in mind that cameras and lenses are simple tools and it isn’t the top gear equipment that captures the spirit of a place, but your knowledge and dedication.
Pedro says “I have been in love with nature since I was a kid, and I started taking photographs simply as records of my outdoor adventures. However, when a friend introduced me to some books of American Landscape Photographers I felt awed by the way they played with light in their images. After that day I decided, my images would never be just registers of places rather than registers of those places souls.” The way he captures these unique moments has been widely recognized and his work has been highlighted both nationally and internationally. He teaches workshops on landscape and travel photography by FotoNature and also specializes in Wedding Photography.
A stunning photograph of the moon rising over the sand cliffs of Alentejo in Portugal, which have been naturally sculpted
The last colours of the evening paint the sky as night approaches and brings these rocks to life like creatures
Big waves brought to the beach some jellyfish during this winter's afternoon photo shoot at the Sintra Cascais Natural Park
Few dare the hard trail down to this secluded beach, but when you're there nothing else matters. The beauty and
This surreal photograph shows a twilight tide pool reflecting the moon at the Alentejano e Costa Vicentina Natural Park, Portugal.
Like in the Lord of the Rings, this wood could be inhabited by elves… if you look closely you may
The last colours of the day paint this scene which was photographed with a long exposure giving a soft effect
Sunset was disappointing, but ten minutes later a vibrant pink glow formed in the sky to add a nice touch
A wonderfully serene seascape photograph taken just after the sun has set and provided a pink and blue hue to
Another perfect beach scene shot by Pedro Bento along the Algarve coast in Portugal. The vivid colours and starfish collectively
This long exposed photograph shows the breaking waves during a tranquil summer twilight evening in the Alentejano e Costa Vicentina
Big waves brought this heavy stone ashore during a dramatic storm over the beach in Alentejo, Portugal. This photograph shows
In some situations photography can show us what our eyes cannot see: here the shutter was left open for several
This fine-art monochrome picture shows a beautiful capture of a cascading waterfall. The long exposure and tripod use helps create
Taken during a winter storm, big waves invade the beach at the Sintra Cascais Natural Park, Portugal. A dramatic sky