Category Archives: Travel Tales


American Pipit – the Alticola Edition

While visiting the Rockies last month, I noticed some Pipit-like birds walking on the snow. Immediately I started taking pictures, still not sure which Pipit I was shooting exactly. As it turned out, it’s an […]

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Mountain Marmots

To me, marmots and mountains are strongly connected. I remember, as a child, visiting the Swiss Alps and seeing and hearing these wonderful ‘Murmeltiere’ high up in the mountains. Last month, I visited the Rocky […]

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Western Meadowlark

Without doubt, the Western Meadowlark has the most beautiful song I have heard from any bird in the US so far. So, when I drove around in South Park (CO, USA) last week, I recognised […]

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Wireless Western Kingbird

Over the years, most of the Kingbirds that I have seen were perched on fences and wires. Which makes sense, since they make for excellent look-out spots. But, truth to be told, I always hoped […]

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Korean Walls

Korea has a long tradition of murals. During our cycling trip in South-Korea, last month, we encountered many different drawings. Of course, they are abundant at temples and shrines, but you can see them almost […]

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Brown-eared Bulbul

Last month, I spent some weeks cycling in South-Korea. Cycling and getting to know the country were of course the main goals, birding was driving in the back seat. That said, I saw quite some […]

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Belgian B&W’s

Last weekend we spent in the city of Ghent (Belgium). A beautiful city that gave me ample opportunity to experiment a little with black & white images, as well as with my personal preference for […]

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Hoopoe at Hole 9

Wildlife photography is mainly about timing. Being in the right place at the right time, whether it’s location, season or time of day. Another matter of timing involves personal safety. While in Portugal I visited […]

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Blue Pie

Although it wasn’t the first time for me to shoot Iberian Magpies, it was the first time I had them pretty close. How comes ? Iberian Magpies tend to move around in groups and are […]

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Billy White

As written in my previous post, I recently spent a week in Portugal. Since it was my third visit to the region, I didn’t expect too much news and decided to try and make some […]

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Last Day Light

Last week I spent in Southern Portugal. With the temperatures considerable higher than in The Netherlands, and – more important – sunny skies every day, it was no chore to venture out and look for […]

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During our stay on the island of Texel, we have seen Eurasian Curlews in high numbers. The birds however are pretty alert, and even from the car it proved not that easy to shoot. But […]

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