Pigeon Win

02/04/2012By MarijnAwards, Birds

  Yesterday, the winners of the German 2012 Glanzlichter nature photo competition were announced on their website. I am happy to announce that my image of two Wood Pigeons was awarded a Highly Commended in the ‘Animal Pairs’ Category. Congratulations to all other winners, amongst them of course a few fellow Dutchmen. This is one … Read More

Mención de Honor

20/02/2012By MarijnAwards, Birds

I am happy to announce that my image ‘ Foggy Grebes’  was awarded Highly Commended at the 2011 Memorial Maria Luisa nature photography competition in Spain. Almost 17,000 photographs were entered by 1,600 photographers from 54 countries. I am proud to be among the winners for the second year in a row. As usual, there was … Read More

Highly Commended: Inky Vik

31/10/2011By MarijnAwards, Landscapes

Last weekend, I visited the GDT International Nature Photography Festival in Lünen, Germany. The lecture programme on Saturday and Sunday features presentations by several of the biggest names in nature photography. I try to visit the festival every year, as it is very inspirational to see the work of other photographers and have a chat … Read More

Grasduinen/Roots Runner-up

06/09/2011By MarijnAwards, Birds

I am both happy and proud to announce that for the third time in four years, I have been chosen among the winners of the annual Grasduinen (now Roots) nature photo competition. My image of a singing male Bluethroat in a pinkish haze of heather was awarded the runner-up position in the Bird category. As … Read More


30/05/2011By MarijnAwards, Birds

Some time ago, I mentioned that an image of mine had been disqualified at a major contest because of the unallowed use of Photoshop. Now let me state that I am not angry, disappointed or anything like that about it. I just did (and still do) not agree and am curious to your opinion. To … Read More

Finally: appreciation

13/04/2011By MarijnAbstract & Macro, Awards, Plants & Fungi

— Extra Newsflash — I am proud to announce that my abstract image of a dewy spiderweb in front of a Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria, Vliegenzwam) has been awarded a Highly Commended at the 2011 Glanzlichter awards in Germany in the ‘Nature as Art’ category. This image from 2009 has long been one of my own … Read More