This past weekend saw photographers from the Netherlands and beyond gather in Arnhem for the NVN nature photography festival. It was, as these gatherings normally are an inspiring event. Highlights included a spell bounding audio visual show by Sandra Bartocha, Jonathan and Angie Scott entertained with tales from Africa while Vincent Munier’s story of an expedition to the high Arctic to photograph wolves was extraordinary. Andre Kuipers a famous Dutch astronaut spoke on photographing from the Space Station and these pictures were perhaps the most remarkable of the weekend. My two presentations seemed to go down well too.
Typically I returned home wanting to grab my camera and get straight out into the field and so when the sun came out this afternoon I headed down to the coast to a harrier roost. Not much happening but a couple of birds came within range as the sun sunk.