Category Archives: man & nature

If only nature had a security guard…

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Yesterday I had to be in Limburg for a rugby game. I used this opportunity to go for a walk with my camera, as in this province relatively large patches of nature can still be found. Many of these are part of the Natura 2000 network. This is the world largest network of protected areas, covering 18% of the European Union’s land area and 6% of its marine territory. Continue reading »

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Autumn

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Autumn has returned. Temperatures have dropped and days are getting shorter. I spent last weekend in the Netherlands with some other nature photographers. Continue reading »

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“Proud to be a fox”

“Red beast in trouble” is what you read in the logo on top. And they are in trouble indeed. Despite scientific reports proving that hunting does not Continue reading »

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Darwin’s Frog

From Bell, T. and Darwin, C.R. (1843) Reptiles Part 5 No. 2 of The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle. Smith Elder and Co, London: Continue reading »

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Mocha Island

About 40 km off the coast at the height of Tirua, the forest covered hills of Mocha Island rise up from the Pacific. When arriving by plane, one can easily see how only the centre of the island remains intact, while the coastal areas are heavily impacted by cattle grazing. Luckily the centre is now a protected area. Life on the island is Continue reading »

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Fire Salamander

Autumn has arrived and forest floors are covered with thousands of leaves in a wide variety of colors. Most amphibians in Western Europe are now searching for a place to hibernate and the Fire Salamander (Salamandra salamandra) is one of the

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Cane toad

The Cane toad (Rhinella marina, previously Bufo marinus) is a large toad species native to Central and South America. It is however best known as one of the most destructive invasive species in Australia. In 2010 there was even made a movie about it. Continue reading »

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Award

About a month ago, I got to know that one of my pictures was voted as the runner-up in the category “nature under pressure” in the Argus Photo Competition. The picture shows a Georgian man catching a Sparrowhawk using a traditional method. It was Continue reading »