Brisbane City Wildlife – Australia 2018 Part#1

A couple of weeks ago I went to Brisbane for a week (yes I am not sane) to shoot some wildlife. The first few days I stayed in Brisbane to see what wildlife was hiding in the parks and botanic gardens. These are the results of the first 3 days, visiting the Botanical Gardens, Mt. Coo-tha Botanic Gardens and Roma Street Parkland Park. Of course there are also a couple of photos of very ordinary species (for Australians), but photographed (hopefully) in an interesting way…. Enjoy!

Bulgaria Bulgaria

As some people have probably noticed (mostly social media followers/likers), I have been away on a phototrip to Bulgaria last week.

Bulgaria is not densily populated, hence it is quite wild. Nature has not been affected by people on a scale like we have in Holland. That is why it is a great country to photograph or enjoy nature. And so I did.

Iliyan Valchanov was our guide. And although his English was not very good, we could surely rely on his many years of experience in Bulgarian wilderness. One thing he had no problem with was knowing every English bird’s name by heart.

One of the big surprises was that the rarely seen visitor in Holland: the Bee-eater, was probably one of the most common birds in Bulgaria. Besides these, there were loads of other species not to be found or hard to be found in Holland. Definitely one  of the high lights of the trip for me was using a floating hide. I had an absolute blast!

Here are some pictures of the trip. I will post more the following days on my social media and website.


A bunch of Whatevers

I am not particularly a birdphotographer. But birds are just easier to see (read: Not approach). I am a wildlife photographer. Insects happen to be also part of the wildlife. And I love moths or how we call them in Dutch: Nightbutterflies.

My ranger friend lend me a moth trap. Which is nothing more than a box with a big light on it. And this is the result of three nights and 3 days work. Determination is not key for me, a pretty picture is! And because I gave up on naming these fellows, these are just the pretty pictures with no names…..(sorry about that)


Oh all pictures are taken with the Canon MP-E 65mm supermacro (I love this lens)