Welcome to my web gallery. It gives a flavour of my nature photography work in a diary format. This blog will be updated regularly with new pictures. All photos are taken 'in the wild', with love and respect for nature.
Saturday, 2 February 2013
Amazing moments on the beach of Terschelling. This 2nd winter ♀ Feregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus/Slechtvalk), the fastest species on Earth, was not shy and very approachable by car (you must have a special permit to drive on the beach!). She specializes on Common Gulls (Larus canus/Stormmeeuw). We witnessed 3 attacks, the last one was successful. After the catch, we were invited at her dinner table, on the condition that we would scare off the Carrion Crows (Corvus corone/Zwarte Kraai) and Great Black-backed Gulls (Larus marinus/Grote Mantelmeeuw). It turned out to be a kind of mix between vulgar binge and an anatomy lesson.
Arie Ouwerkerk many thanks for your hospitality, Jaap Vink many thanks for the driving!
* Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 500mm/f4.0; ISO-400, f6.3, 1/400s; +0.3 stop; beanbag.
Nature photography is my passion! The diversity of nature keeps inspiring me. I always look for opportunities to capture the beauty of the world we live in.
I am 52 years old, happily married to Judith.
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