Corvatsch; Swiss Alps; Zwitserland

Nature and Travel Photography

Suffocating, Turkaa, Diessen, the Netherlands. Multi-exposure image. Exhibited in the Music Exhibition 'Sound for Colors' of the pianist and composer Margin Alexander, New York City - Manhattan on March 15 and April 12, 2024. From the story 'Balanced beauty'.


Canon EOS R6   *   90 mm   *   1/125s   *   f/13   *  ISO 800

Heron symmetry, a grey heron (Ardea cinerea) reflection, Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. 'Commended' WildArt Photographer of the Year 2022: Abstracts. Finalist Nature Conservancy's 2023 Global Photo Contest: Birds.


Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/400s   *   f/5.6   *  ISO 2000

I will be with you, northern gannets (Morus bassanus), RSPB Bempton cliffs, United Kingdom. Shortlisted WildArt Photographer of the Year 2023: Colour.

Canon EOS R6   *   600 mm   *   1/1328s   *   f/8,0   *  ISO 500

Alp flix, Graubunden, Switzerland

Alp Flix like a painting, Graubunden, Switzerland. Multi-exposure image. Shortlisted Siena Creative Photo Awards 2020 and WildArt Photographer of the Year 2021: Motion.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   27 mm   *   0,8s   *   f/22   *  ISO 100

Imagine Scotland, St. Abb's Head National Nature Reserve, Scottish borders, Scotland. Published with four other images on the website of travel agency Delta Safari, the Netherlands: Farne Islands and its surroundings, March 2023.


Canon EOS R6   *   21 mm   *   1/200s   *   f/20   *  ISO 640

Pheasant, male pheasant, bird behavior

Beauty up close, male pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), De Cocksdorp, Texel, the Netherlands. Exhibited in the Billboard Art Show of Expo Metro at Passeig de Gràcia, one of Barcelona's most iconic metro stations, Spain, June 15 - 28, 2023.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/640s   *   f/8,0   *  ISO 1250

burrowing owl, holenuil, konijnenuil

Burrowing owl under the rainbow, (Athene cunicularia), Diessen, the Netherlands. Nominated Photo contest of National Geographic NL 2018. Published globally by National Geographic USA 'Best of 2018', chosen out of 1.2 million uploads from all over the world. Published in the Photo Challenge 'Colour' of Wild Planet Photo Magazine UK, April 2021. Published on Social Media by National Geographic Australia & National Geographic Traveler (2018 - 2022).


Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   420 mm   *   1/1250s   *   f/5,6   *  ISO 160

Cute love, burrowing owl couple (Athene cunicularia) kissing and cuddling, Diessen, the Netherlands. Published by National Geographic España (Spain) as 'Photo of the Day', December 16, 2021.





Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/1328s   *   f/10   *  ISO 640

Morning fitness, a wild little owl (Athene noctua) stretches its wing, Den Bosch area, the Netherlands. Published by The Times UK in 'News in images', July 21, 2022. Published by the Daily Star Sunday UK, July 24, 2022. Published by Daily's People China, July 28, 2022.

Canon EOS R6    *   600 mm   *   1/2000s   *   f/8   *  ISO 2500

Lurking underneath, flower crab spider (Misumena vatia) hunting on a bee, Diessen, the Netherlands. Published 'Global awareness: Garden Wildlife Week' by Wild Planet Photo Magazine, June 5-9th, 2021.



Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   90 mm   *   1/80s   *   f/14   *  ISO 800

puffins, papegaaiduikers, Skomer

I will never leave you, Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica), Skomer Island, United Kingdom. Published by National Geographic NL Calendar 2021, Mediakit 2021 and as the lead header of the natgeoshop.nl 2023. Published in the Photo Challenge 'Spring Visions' of Wild Planet Photo Magazine UK, May 2021.


Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/400s   *   f/7,1   *  ISO 800

puffins, papegaaiduikers, Skomer

Into the golden light, Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica), Skomer Island, United Kingdom. Published globally by National Geographic Your Shot in the 'Daily Dozen', June 17, 2019.



Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/400s   *   f/7,1   *  ISO 800

Black and white beauty, a juvenile mute swan takes a closer look at me on the river de Dommel, de Bokt, Nuenen, the Netherlands. On assignment for the Dutch Waterboard De Dommel, NL, September 2021.




Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   27 mm   *   1/8s   *   f/22   *  ISO 100

fire bugs, vuurwantsen, bloedwantsen

Mesmerizing, adult and juvenile fire bugs (Pyrrhocoris apterus), Diessen, the Netherlands. Shortlisted Nature Photographer of the Year 2020 : Black and White. Runner-up Photo Challenge 'Lockdown Garden Wildlife' of Wild Planet Photo Magazine UK, March 2021. Shortlisted WildArt Photographer of the Year 2023: Tiny. Finalist Nature Conservancy's 2023 Global Photo Contest: Insects and Arachnids.


Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   90 mm   *   1/100s   *   f/13   *  ISO 1250

ice, glacier ice, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, gletsjer

Into the blue glacier, Hindelopestretet, Spitsbergen (Svalbard), Norway. Exhibited in the entrance hall of water laboratory AQUON Breda & Tiel 2015-2019, the Netherlands.

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N   *   378 mm   *   1/1000s   *   f/6,3   *  ISO 400

trollfjord, Lofoten, snow, mountain, pink mountain

Pink mountain, Trollfjord, Lofoten, Norway.



Canon EOS-1D Mark II N   *   176 mm   *   1/640s   *   f/5,6   *  ISO 1000

polar bears, ijsberen, spitsbergen, svalbard

Stick your nose out, polar bear mother with 1 year old cub (Ursus maritimus), Liefdefjorden, Spitsbergen (Svalbard), Norway. Published Photo Challenge 'Wildlife parenting' of Wild Planet Photo Magazine UK, June 2020.


Canon EOS-1D Mark II N   *   500 mm   *   1/4000s   *   f/8   *  ISO 400

polar bears, ijsberen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard

Yawning, polar bear mother with 1 year old cub (Ursus maritimus), Liefdefjorden, Spitsbergen (Svalbard), Norway. Exhibited in the entrance hall of the water laboratory AQUON Breda & Tiel 2015-2019, the Netherlands. Exhibited in the physiotherapist practice of De Leyhoeve, Tilburg 2021, the Netherlands.


Canon EOS-1D Mark II N   *   630 mm   *   1/4000   *   f/8   *  ISO 400

I love my beard, a bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus) surfaces close to the ice edge, Spitsbergen (Svalbard), Norway. 

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N   *   420 mm   *   1/640   *   f/8   *  ISO 250

Snow patrol, a polar bear (Ursus maritimus), Liefdefjorden, Spitsbergen (Svalbard), Norway. 

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N   *   500 mm   *   1/1600   *   f/8   *  ISO 400

brown bears, bruine beren, Vartius, Finland

Comfort, brown bear mother with cub (Ursus arctos), Vartius, Kuusamo, Finland.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/500s   *   f/7,1   *  ISO 2500

European white-tailed eagles, Europese zeearenden, Polen

Kick-boxing, juvenile European white-tailed eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla), Central Poland. 

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   560 mm   *   1/1000s   *   f/8,0   *  ISO 1000

How will it be high up in the sky? A juvenile red kite (Milvus milvus) in Spring, Diessen, the Netherlands. 

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/800s   *   f/4   *  ISO 3200

Into the storm, European white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Oderdelta, Poland. 

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N   *   300 mm   *   1/3200s   *   f/5,6   *  ISO 320

Chocolate brown with white dots, a juvenile gannet (Morus bassanus), North Sea, the Netherlands. On assignment as a guide at Delta Safari, the Netherlands, October, 2021.


Canon EOS 5D Mark III *   300 mm   *   1/800s   *   f/7,1   *  ISO 500

Never alone, lots and lots of common guillemots (Uria aalge) at Inner Farne, UK. Published with four other images on the website of travel agency Delta Safari, the Netherlands: Farne Islands and its surroundings, March 2023.

Canon EOS R6  *   300 mm   *   1/800s   *   f/6,3   *  ISO 1250

Transforming, water mirroring a hunting grey heron (Ardea cinerea), Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/400s   *   f/5,0   *  ISO 2500

Dream along, sundown at the estuary of the Oder Delta where a lot of water birds live and thrive, Poland.

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N   *   420 mm   *   1/1000s   *   f/5,6   *  ISO 200

Glorious wings, artistic impression of a gull, North Sea, the Netherlands. On assignment as a guide at Delta Safari, the Netherlands, November, 2022. Finalist Nature Conservancy's 2023 Global Photo Contest: Birds. From the story 'Out of the blue'.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   420 mm   *   1/16s   *   f/32   *  ISO 100

On cosmic wings, artistic impression of a gull, North Sea, the Netherlands. On assignment as a guide at Delta Safari, the Netherlands, November, 2022. From the story 'Out of the blue'.


Canon EOS 5D Mark III  *   420 mm   *   1/4000s   *   f/6,3   *  ISO 1250

The explorer, a common eider  hatchling (Somateria mollissima) on the beach at Seahouses, UK. On assignment as a guide at Delta Safari, the Netherlands, June 2022.

Canon EOS R6   *   300 mm   *   1/4000s   *   f/6,3   *  ISO 1250

Close to you, female common eider portrait (Somateria mollissima), Seahouses, UK. On assignment as a guide at Delta Safari, the Netherlands, June 2022.

Canon EOS R6   *   300 mm   *   1/2000s   *   f/7,1   *  ISO 1000

Out of the shadows, a common chaffinch male portrait (Fringilla coelebs) in my garden, Diessen, the Netherlands. From the story 'Turkaa: intertwined life'.

Canon EOS R6   *   90 mm   *   1/80s   *   f/6,3   *  ISO 2000

Into the blindness, snowscape at the nature development area of Turkaa, Diessen, the Netherlands. Shortlisted Siena Creative Photo Awards 2021.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   27 mm   *   1/8s   *   f/22   *  ISO 100

sunrise, red morning, zonsopkomst, rood

Red monday, nature development area Turkaa, Diessen, the Netherlands. From the story'Turkaa: intertwined life'.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   29 mm   *   1/8s   *   f/22   *  ISO 250

Waking up, sunrise at the Malpie, Valkenswaard, the Netherlands. On assignment for the Dutch Waterboard De Dommel, NL, December 2021.

Canon EOS R6  *   23 mm   *   1/64s   *   f/22   *  ISO 2000

Curious little robin, robin (Erithacus rubecula) in Winter, Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. 

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/2000s   *   f/5   *  ISO 4000

Being there, scenery on our way between Kristiansand and Sveindal, Norway, May 2022.

Canon EOS R6   *   420 mm   *   1/125s   *   f/9,0   *  ISO 250

When the light kicks in, a lonely wooden fence close to the river Dommel, Borkel, Valkenswaard, the Netherlands. On assignment for the Dutch Waterboard De Dommel, NL, December 2021.

Canon EOS R6  *   300 mm   *   1/200s   *   f/22   *  ISO 640

Walking on a cold morning, river de Dommel, Borkel, Valkenswaard, the Netherlands. On assignment for the Dutch Waterboard De Dommel, NL, December 2021.

Canon EOS R6   *   40 mm   *   1/12s   *   f/22   *  ISO 640

Water dipping, red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. Many of my squirrel images were published by Wild Planet Photo Magazine UK 2021, by People's Daily China & CGTN Spain/China 2020-2021 and by Milan Geo ADO Magazine France 2021.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/2000s   *   f/5,6   *  ISO 4000

My eyes are always watching, Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) in the golden glow of autumn, Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. Published by CGTN Spain, December 4, 2021.


Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/800s   *   f/4   *  ISO 3200

European badger, das, scavenger, nocturnal

Mirror mirror, European badger (Meles meles) in the middle of the night, Drenthe, the Netherlands. Published by Zoom.NL Magazine - Coursebook Animal Photography, June 2020.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/125s   *   f/4   *  ISO 4000

long-eared owl, owl, owlet, ransuil, owl chick, bird of prey

A bright fluffy world, long-eared owl chick (Asio otus), Diessen, the Netherlands. 


Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/100s   *   f/10   *  ISO 1600

sundew, oblong-leaved sundew, vegetation, kleine zonnedauw

Sticky red, oblong-leaved sundew (Drosera intermedia), naturereserve Regte Heide, Goirle/Riel, the Netherlands.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/1328s   *   f/5,6   *  ISO 6400

Sphagnum capillifolium, red peatmoss, peatmoss, vegetation

It's all RED, seed caps of red peatmoss (Sphagnum capillifolium), Julma Olkky, Kuusamo area, Finland.

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N   *   113 mm   *   1/25s   *   f/5,6   *  ISO 400

An eye on everything, a Northern gannet (Morus bassanus) peeks through the grass and flowers, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, United Kingdom. Notice the black eye which seems to be an indication of avian flu survival. Published by Sony World Photography Awards 2024, Entries of the Week, September 27, 2023.

Canon EOS R6   *   600 mm   *   1/500s   *   f/10   *  ISO 400

Butterfly Monet, an Alpine butterfly rests on a flower bud, Savognin, Graubunden, Switzerland. 




Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   90 mm   *   1/100s   *   f/8   *  ISO 250

oystercatchers, scholeksters, wad, wadden, Ameland

Oystercatchers on wing, (Haematopus ostralegus), Ameland, De Wadden, the Netherlands. Published in the biology book 'Koekoek! Een delta vol Leven' by Edo van Uchelen, 2015.

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N   *   420 mm   *   1/1600s   *   f/8   *  ISO 200