Highlight Glanzlichter

I know, it has been a while since I left you a message. No worries though, I am still alive! But genuinely I have to admit that this winter has taken a very very long time. Early spring with its related photo subjects such as the Orange Tip did not really attract me. Most probably because I spent so much time and effort in this tiny and beautiful butterfly last year. With a lack of new ideas and still very cold temperatures outside I decided to stay home instead and prolong my cocooning time in my comfortable warm nest called home.. 

And then there was this great news from the German Glanzlichter Photo Contest: I won an award this year! Yeah, so happy! So I am delighted to inform you that my below picture of a laurel forest, taken back in the summer of 2013 on the high plains ‘Fanal’ on the Portuguese island Madeira, has won a highlight in the category Magnificent Wilderness. Although it is not a macro shot, this picture has a special place in my heart. Words can not describe this magical place. You definitely have to visit this place at least once in your life. That is… if you like silence in nature, if you like serenity and very old moist trees and mosses. Edwin  has described  Fanal in one of his books, check it out! (‘Handboek natuurfotografie op reis‘, in Dutch language, to be bought here or with Edwin himself)

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Christmas

It’s that time of the year again, Christmas… After the darkest and shortest day of the year Christmas is here to lighten up our minds. Forward we go, hopefully for all of us in a positive way. My Christmas card is showing a hummingbird near a Royal poinciana tree in Costa Rica, made in 2014. Thinking back to Costa Rica makes me happy. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy NewYear!

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Calendar

So very happy and proud to share with you some really good news. This year an American calendar for 2017 has been created with featuring only my pictures! The calendar is called ‘A return to love’ and is created by the internationally known American Marianne Williamson, who is a spiritual author and lecturer. The calendar accompanies her New York Times bestseller ‘A return to love’. The chosen pictures are paired with encouraging words of Marianne and show various themes such as birds, toadstools, flowers and insects.

Unfolded the calendar measures 30×60 cm. The images themselves are 30×30 cm. Might you be interested to buy one, my photo agency Buiten-Beeld is offering the calendar here.

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Horniman museum

It is now a little while ago, but you might reminder I received an award for my picture ‘Looking for shelter’ in the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest in 2015. Now this European Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition of 2015 is running in the Horniman Museum and Gardens (in London). And so the museum has dedicated one of their blogs to me and my photography. What an honour! Read more about the making of my winning picture and others on their blog.

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Instagram

Yep, finally I am on the Instagram!… It took me some while to start with, but hey… better late than never… So if you want to stay tuned, please don’t hesitate and take a closer look at my page. Once you’re there I am sure you’ll have a great time anyway encountering all kinds of inspiring photographers. Enjoy and hope to see you!

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