Skating in spring

Today I guided two nature photography workshops in the Fochteloerveen. Great weather, over 20°C, bright sunshine (too much even for good photography) and hardly any wind. Despite the hard light everybody had a great day. As one of the leaders of the workshop I didn’t have much time to take pictures myself. But I was enjoying myself anyhow. The first two species of dragonfly of the new season (several Northern White-faced Darters and Large Red Damselflies) and several different butterflies. Unfortunately no time to take pictures of them. In the end of the day, when most people had left I had some time with these Common Pond Skaters. I tried to keep all distracting objects out of the picture to get all focus on the skaters.

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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