I stayed in Pune, India for work and did not want to miss the opportunity to go out on a trek to see some of the incredible nature. Lohagad fort is one of those awe inspiring places you’d normally see on the cover of a travel magazine.
Meijendel nature reserve is one of those places I keep coming back to. It is a remarkable combination of forests, dunes and beach to explore.
The Mastbos forest is the oldest forest in The Netherlands. It is next to the city of Breda and a wonderful area for a hike. Here we went around autumn and found some of the most perfect mushrooms you can find.
On the way back from a short weekend in Eindhoven, we stopped at Oisterwijk to explore the forest there. Natuurmonumenten has created and preserved some wonderful areas there, with trees and small ponds that are popular fishing spots.
When we wandered through the marvelous forest, we spotted whole swarms of colorful dragonflies. I had to try to photograph some of them, which was not easy because
The Kaapse Bossen are one of the most beautiful forests in The Netherlands. Famous for its autumn colors. This year I made a long walk through the forest, capturing as much of the colorful beauty as I could.
The Noord-AA lake near my home town Zoetermeer (Sweet Lake City) is one of my favorite spots. A very simple composition, but combined with a long exposure effect I managed to achieve a soothing image.
I wanted to take some long exposure shots with reflection in the water. There are a couple of options near Zoetermeer. This time I chose the Vlietlanden, an area close to Voorschoten just a few minutes drive.
My second excursion to the dunes of Meijendel. Early december it is cold and the trees have lost their leaves. Sunset starts early and can be very beautiful. It gives the area a whole new look.
I usually don’t photograph in the morning, but this time I made an exception. We drove to the Rottemeren, which is only 15 minutes from my home. It was a nice foggy morning.
If you’re looking for a unique nature reserve near the city of The Hague in The Netherlands, you don’t have to go far. Meijendel Nature Reserve offers a beautiful combination of dunes, forests and beach right around the corner.