Exploring the Dutch waddenisland Texel

Exploring the Dutch waddenisland Texel

Exploring the Dutch waddenisland Texel November 29, 2019 Texel is the largest of the Dutch waddenislands. For me it has less of an island character then the other islands due to the size and the presence of cars and roads. Still I like to come to Texel. The island has vast beaches, many beautiful nature
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Wildlife adventures: meeting the elusive wolverine in Finland

Wildlife adventures: meeting the elusive wolverine in Finland

Wildlife adventures: meeting the elusive wolverine in Finland October 29, 2019 Mid september I was in Finland hoping to photograph brown bears in their natural habitat. I never expected to encounter wolverines too. The first time I saw a wolverine emerge from the forest at last light, I actually didn’t know what I saw. When
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Exploring the Netherlands: Expedition Rottumeroog

Exploring the Netherlands: Expedition Rottumeroog

Exploring the Netherlands: Expedition Rottumeroog October 24, 2019 I went on a real expedition in my own country. I love the Dutch Wadden Islands. Every year I visit a few of them. But one island, I had never been to before: the uninhabited island of Rottumeroog. This island belongs to the birds and the seals.
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A close encounter in Finland, the White Spirit Bear

A close encounter in Finland, the White Spirit Bear

A close encounter in Finland, the White Spirit Bear October 18, 2019 Last september I was in Finland in search of the majestic brown bear. Most memorable was a close encounter with a young female who is nicknamed the White Spirit Bear. She is known to frequent this remote area of Finland near the Russian
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In search of the brown bear: an expedition on the taiga in Finland

In search of the brown bear: an expedition on the taiga in Finland

In search of the majestic brown bear: an expedition in Finland September 20, 2019 With some 2,000 brown bears freely roaming the country, Finland offers some of the best opportunities in the world to encounter wild brown bears. Still, bears are shy and avoid meetings with people, so encounters are rare. I traveled to Finland’s
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The Punt van Reide in the Netherlands, nature on the border of land and sea

The Punt van Reide in the Netherlands, nature on the border of land and sea

The Punt van Reide in the Netherlands, nature on the border of land and sea August 27, 2019 The Punt van Reide is a peninsula, located at the tip of Groningen in the very north of the Netherlands. It is a narrow cape outside the dike. Once upon a time here was the Reiderland, which
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Visiting the Marker Wadden, the newest part of the Netherlands

Visiting the Marker Wadden, the newest part of the Netherlands

Visiting the Marker Wadden, the newest part of the Netherlands August 3, 2019 I’m on a boat, on my way to an uninhabited island. And I didn’t even leave my own country. The Marker Wadden are the newest part of the Netherlands. Five islands are created with sand, clay and sludge from the Markermeer. A
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Exploring the Dachstein massif in Austria

Exploring the Dachstein massif in Austria

Exploring the Dachstein massif in Austria June 29, 2019 If it’s your dream to hike on a glacier surrounded by impressive mountains in a winter wonder land, you have to visit the Dachstein massif in Austria. A small cable car brings you up to 2100 meters altitude and suddenly you enter a white fairytale world.
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Visiting Vaduz in the Fürstentum Liechtenstein

Visiting Vaduz in the Fürstentum Liechtenstein

Visiting Vaduz in the Fürstentum Liechtenstein June 12, 2019 On the right bank of the Rhine sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria, lies an old principality called the Fürstentum Liechtenstein. It is a dwarf state that measures only 160 square kilometers. Liechtenstein has high mountains and a surprising amount of culture and that makes it a
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Driving the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse in Austria

Driving the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse in Austria

Driving the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse in Austria June 5, 2019 The Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse or the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a road that you must have driven at least once in your life. It is an adventure, an exciting road, comprised of 36 curves and extremely sharp U-turns. The curves are breathtaking and so are the
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