Awards

2015 Lowland Photographer of the Year
Cat. Wild Nature - Highly Commended

Wildfowl in the blizzard
While normal people stayed indoor sipping on a hot chocolat, I drove, or glided, on the ice covered roads to find geese in the snow. Luckely I found a mixed group of Barnacle- and Greater White-fronted Geese trying to find grass under the snow. I stayed with this group for a long time while the wheather got worse. I was lucky that a group of Wigeons flew over and completed the image.

2015 Lowland Photographer of the Year - Cat. Wild Nature - Highly Commended

2015 Lowland Photographer of the Year - Cat. Wild Nature - Highly Commended

2015 Lowland Nature Photographer of the Year
Cat Men & Nature - Highly Commended

Common Terns on Fish Pot
The Dutch name for Commen Tern is Visdief (Fish Thief). This pair is perched on a pod to catch Eels. Eels are nog highly threatend but still many of them are caught on their way to the sea were they lay their egs. The question is who the real Fish Thief is on this image.

2015 Lowland Photographer of the Year - Cat. Men & Nature - Highly Commended

2015 Lowland Photographer of the Year - Cat. Men & Nature - Highly Commended

2015 GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Cat. Men & Nature - Highly Commended

Tristan da Cunha oil spill
In 2011 I undertook a 6 week ocean voyage from Antarctica to the Cape Verde Islands. We passed the remotest inhabited islands of the world, Tristan da Cunha. A month before a ship loaded with soya beans ran ashore and broke in half. The cargo started to rotten in the water destroying all local aquatic wildlife and the leaking oil covered the shores including these Northern Rockhoppers.

2015 GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Cat. Men & Nature - Highly Commended

2015 GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Cat. Men & Nature - Highly Commended

2014 National Geographic Frans Lanting Award
3rd price - Were land and ocean meet

Tristan da Cunha oil spill
In honour of world's best Nature Photographer Frans Lanting, National Geographic and the World Wildlife Fund Netherlands organised a anual photo competition. 2014 theme was were Land and Ocean meet. The image of the oil covered Northern Rockhoppers at Tristan da Cunha was awarded with the third price, presented on Dutch National television at the Humberto Tan's Late Night show.

2015 National Geographic - Frans Lanting Award

2008 Grasduinen/Roots
2nd Price - Owls

Little Owl Rumba
A good friend invited me to photograph Little Owls at a local farm which I gladly accepted. I spend a couple of summer evenings in a (very hot) hide to photograph the owls. They regulary perched on front of the hide. They where so relaxed that they oftend doze off in the summer sun. Here the birds shaked his feathers after a preening session what looked like he was dancing the rumba.

2008 - Grasduinen

2008 Grasduinen/Roots
3rd Price - Owls

Pygmy Owl in Boreal forest
With two friends we drove to south Poland in my camping van. We camped in the forest to photograph Pygmy- and Ural Owls. We where lucky to find both owls with a very cooperative Pygmy Owl. This bird was actively hunting and perched at eye-level on wonderfull moss-covered branches.

2008 - Grasduinen