My local patch

Looking at my blog for the past years, one might think that I’m in either of the Polar regions all year round. While I spent a lot of time there, I do still spent a fair amount of time at home in the Netherlands. However I rarely go out taking pictures at home, so there is less to show (and somehow Polar Bears and penguins get more attention anyway). I do take my bike for a ride every now and then, often to a marsh area just next to my home. This area serves as a water storage area, in case the water level gets too high in the city. Important, but it has also developed into a beautiful nature reserve with good scenery and birds.

Close to my hometown

Until now, I never took my camera with me, but this week I bought some bicycle packs, so I can bring my camera with me and take a few pictures when I encounter something nice. Yesterday we had a beautiful evening, with gorgeous warm light from the sun and no wind at all, resulting in beautiful reflections. Maybe not as spectacular as a Polar Bear of a glacier, but I hope you can still appreciate this.


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.

One comment

  • Arjan mag dan niet zo spectaculair zijn als een ijsbeer of een pinguïn.
    Maar wat is Nederland ook mooi en zeker de foto welke je gemaakt hebt.
    Wat een subtiel kleurverloop en ik zou het ook zo in Zuid Holland hebben kunnen fotograferen.
    Wens je een fijne tijd dat je in Nederland bent.

    Groetjes Erica


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