Corvatsch; Swiss Alps; Zwitserland

Nature and Travel Photography

burrowing owl, holenuil, konijnenuil

Burrowing owl under the rainbow, (Athene cunicularia), Diessen, the Netherlands. Nominated in the 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.


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 EspaƱa (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, News in images - July 21, 2022 and the Daily Star Sunday UK, July 24, 2022.

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

Alp flix, Graubunden, Switzerland

Alp Flix like a painting, Graubunden, Switzerland. Multi-exposure image. Shortlisted in the prestigious photo contests Siena Creative Photo Awards 2020 and Wildart Photographer of the Year 2021 in the category "Motion".

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

puffins, papegaaiduikers, Skomer

I will never leave you, Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica), Skomer Island, United Kingdom. Nominated in "My Best 2019" photo contest of Photowalk Global. Published by National Geographic NL in the calendar 2021. 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

Grab a tasty bite in the snow, barn owl (Tyto alba), Diessen, the Netherlands. 

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/500s   *   f/5,6   *  ISO 800

Gorp en Roovert, Goirle, Oude Leij

Snow glowing golden hot and cold, Gorp en Roovert, Goirle, the Netherlands.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   17 mm   *   1/500s   *   f/9,0   *  ISO 1250

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

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

Golden frosty morning, river de Dommel, Borkel, Valkenswaard, the Netherlands. On assignment for Waterschap De Dommel, NL, December 2021.

Canon EOS R6   *   90 mm   *   1/8000s   *   f/2,8   *  ISO 200

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 voor Waterschap 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 in the prestigious photo contest Nature Photographer of the Year 2020 (NPOTY). Published as runner-up in the Photo Challenge "Lockdown Garden Wildlife" of Wild Planet Photo Magazine, UK, March 2021.


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

broken ice, ice black and white, ijs, ijsscherven

Razorblades, sharp ice crystals in a farmland ditch, Gorp en Roovert, Goirle, the Netherlands

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N   *   300 mm   *   1/200s   *   f/4   *  ISO 100

Innocent, sculpture of snow by nature, Diessen, the Netherlands.


Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   420 mm   *   1/6400s   *   f/5,6   *  ISO 800

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, NL.

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 in the 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, NL. Exhibited in the physiotherapist practice of De Leyhoeve, Tilburg 2021, NL.



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. Published in the digital magazine of Photowalk Global, Theme "Vision 2021".

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

eekhoorn, red squirrel, squirrel

Jumping league, red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. Published and story winner in the photo contest "Water" of Photowalk Global 2020. Published by CGTN China and Spain, November 14, 2020. Published in FOTOSOFIE Magazine #13, NL, Spring 2021.



Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/2000s   *   f/4   *  ISO 3200

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, NL, 2015.

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

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 voluntary guide for Delta Safari, NL, October 2, 2021.

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

Bad feather day, northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. Syndicated by Solent News & Photo Agency UK, March 2021.


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

acorn, nut, eikel, autumn, herfst

Belong, acorn with its cap, my garden, Goirle, the Netherlands.




Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   90 mm   *   1/80s   *   f/2,8   *  ISO 100

A giant leap for squirrel-kind, red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) jumping from the ice with splashing meltwater, Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. Published in the Photo Challenge "Freeze Frame" of Wild Planet Photo Magazine, UK, June 2021.

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

Running fast on meltwater, red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. Six images of the series "Squirrels on melt water" were published by People's Daily China & CGTN Spain/China, March 2021.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/1000s   *   f/7,1   *  ISO 5000

Liquid gold, red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. Selected and published as Photo of the Week in a challenge about colors, week 1, on Photowalk Global 2021.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/1000s   *   f/4,5   *  ISO 2500

Water festivity, European jay (Garrulus glandarius), Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. Syndicated by Solent News & Photo Agency UK, November 2021.


Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   300 mm   *   1/2000s   *   f/2,0   *  ISO 2500

My eyes are always watching, Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) in the golden glow of autumn, Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. Published in FOTOSOFIE Magazine #13, NL, Spring 2021. Published by CGTN Spain, December 4, 2021.

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

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

I will keep you close, frozen leaves in Autumn, Diessen, the Netherlands. Published in FOTOSOFIE Magazine #13, NL, Spring 2021. 


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

Fragile, frozen leaves and ice needles in Autumn, Diessen, the Netherlands. Photo stack of 2 photos. Published in FOTOSOFIE Magazine #13, NL, Spring 2021.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   90 mm   *   0,5s   *   f/16   *  ISO 100

sunrise, red morning, zonsopkomst, rood

Red monday, nature development area Turkaa, Diessen, the Netherlands.



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

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

zonsopkomst, sunrise, Diessen

On my way to the Sun, nature development area Turkaa, Diessen, the Netherlands. 

Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   40 mm   *   1/1600s   *   f/6,3   *  ISO 250

Dream along, sundown at the estuary of the Oder Delta, Poland.


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

beech marten, marten, steenmarter, marter, scavenger, predator, nocturnal, stone marten, house marten, white breasted marten

Out in the open, beech marten (Martes foina)  foraging for food, Drenthe, the Netherlands.



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

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 - Course about animal photography, issue June 2020.


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

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

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

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


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

Pheasant, male pheasant, bird behavior

Beauty up close, male pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), De Cocksdorp, Texel, the Netherlands. Published and story winner in the photo contest "Photography evokes Painting" on Photowalk Global 2020 (Instagram).

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

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

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

Curious little robin, robin (Erithacus rubecula) in Winter, Diessen, the Netherlands. 

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

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

great tits, koolmeesjes

Back off, great tits (Parus major), Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. 


Canon EOS 5D Mark III   *   420 mm   *   1/1328s   *   f/5,6   *  ISO 1250

Hang in there, red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. Published by Milan Geo ADO Magazine, France, Autumn 2021 (by syndication Solent News Agency).

Canon EOS R6   *   300 mm   *   1/1600s   *   f/5,6   *  ISO 6400