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Wild cats

A lot of my trips abroad focus around finding wild cats. I think they look very cool and on top of that they often live in areas that contain many more cool mammals and birds

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Birds

It all started with one blackcap that I didn't know the name of... They are still the animals I look at the most in the Netherlands. Abroad I try to ID as many as possible, but are cats my main target. Of course some birds are just irresistible...

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Mammals

When I saw my first polar bears, I realized that some mammals are much cooler than birds! Although I like wild cats the most, sometimes I will also put considerable effort in photographing other mammals.

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Landscapes

When I'm traveling abroad looking for wildlife, I often come across many beautiful landscapes. I especially like photographing stars because with a camera you can see so much more of them than with your own eyes.

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15 January 2019 No Comments

The night is dark and (sometimes) full of animals!

We’re in the Western Sahara searching for a Sand Cat. You can read more about that here. The way to see it is to drive the road between Dakhla and Aousserd up and down at night and then spotlight in the desert hoping to encounter a Sand Cat or another nocturnal animal.

15 January 2019 No Comments

Birds of the Western Sahara

A little while ago I was in the Western Sahara looking for a new cat species: Sand Cat! Although searching for the cat mostly means going out at night, naturally we also went out during the day. Birding is namely mostly done during the day and less during the night. There aren’t a lot of […]

15 January 2019 No Comments

A visit to the Western Sahara

I was in the Western Sahara for a week in order to search for a sand cat. You can read about that search here. The best place at the moment to find a sand cat is the piece of Western Sahara between the city of Dakhla and the small town of Aousserd. That’s why we […]