I was raised in Holland during the 80’s, the last years of the so called cold war period. We lived close to Camp New Amsterdam, an American Airbase in the centre of the country. I used to go there on my bicycle, rain or shine, to take pictures of passing airplanes. My passion for photography started in those days.
Due to my interest in aviation, I became a civil aircraft maintenance engineer. And my photography subjects changed. Instead of photographing aircrafts, I started to take pictures of birds.
Over the years I became more and more interested in nature and wildlife photography. Through my job as an aircraft engineer I traveled to many places on the globe. In my free time I took pictures from the nature around me.
In my home country, The Netherlands, it is easy to look at birds. When you drive around, you see them everywhere. Photographing them however, can be a bit more challenging.
Joining a group on a photography trip is great but I like to make trips on my own as well. Organizing a trip by myself is almost doubling the pleasure. When traveling abroad, I often use the service of professional guides. The places I have been photographing the last few years are for example: Borneo, Svalbard, India, Alaska, South Georgia, Falklands, Tanzania, Rwanda, Costa Rica, Canada, Suriname, China and Sweden to mention a few.
Hope you enjoy my “New Ode to Nature” and do not hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org!