Photos from our fascinating and fun trip to Scotland. We stayed in the Glencoe region for 5 days and explored the beautiful Glencoe valley, the viaduct in Glenfinnan, Urquhart Castle at Loch Ness, the beautiful castle of Inveraray and some castle ruins such as Castle Stalker and Kilchurn Castle. Then we went to the Cairngorms National Park where I was able to photograph an osprey, we visited the herd of semi-wild reindeer and we went dolphin spotting in Moray Firth. Finally, we stayed on the coast with the beautiful nature reserve of St Abbs and the wonderful Farne Islands with tens of thousands of seabirds.
Hageland by night
After my first photoseries in 2018 this is a second series of photos of well-known and lesser-known monuments in the Hageland region (Scherpenheuvel-Zichem, Diest, Holsbeek, Tielt-Winge, Aarschot, ...) that I have photographed in recent years during the blue hour or at night. Often there was a beautiful starry sky, a full moon or the comet NEOWISE passed by. I usually use multiple lights and flashes to illuminate the subject and create some atmosphere.
Nocturnal animals in our garden
The wildcam in our garden often registers all kinds of mammals at night, such as stone martens, hedgehogs and various types of mice. It seemed to me an exciting challenge to make some beautiful images of these nocturnal animals with my Nikon cameras. Not an easy task, however. With a laser trigger and a few flashes, with all kinds of setups and after many attempts, I managed to make a few but varied images of the stone marten and hedgehog.
Sunrise at the heathlands
The end of August is always a good time for landscape photographers. In the morning there is often atmospheric fog and the heather is in full bloom in our regions. This is a small selection of photos of sunrises on the flowering heathlands. A few photos are made this year in the beautiful nature reserve the Teut in Zonhoven. The other images are from past years in Gerhagen (Tessenderlo), Veerle heide(Veerle-Laakdal), Averbode heide (Scherpenheuvel), 's Hertogenheide (Aarschot) and Blekerheide (Lommel).
Photos of our journey through the fascinating Madagascar. Very special on the ‘Red Island’ are the unique endemic animals such as lemurs, sifakas, chameleons, geckos, lizards, frogs, birds, ... Moreover there are varied landscapes such as dense rainforests, dry forests, savanna, huge baobab trees, tropical beaches with palm trees, rice terraces, unique rock formations and canyons ... The country has many colorful people and everywhere you can still see traditional ox carts, old cycle and pulled rickshaws, dugout canoes, ...