A fresh start?

It has been unusually calm on this blog for the past months. Over the past years, there was a steady stream of posts mostly about my experiences in the Polar regions and the things I encountered there. With the ships being in port and I’m sitting at home due to the COVID-pandemic, this stream has dried up. Of course, I still have a large archive with ton’s of pictures that I’ve never shown here, but somehow I don’t get too enthusiastic telling stories with those… And as I wasn’t taking a lot of pictures at home, there weren’t enough new stories to fill the gap.

Marsh Harrier in the Onlanden

Now I hope to make a fresh start. No, unfortunately still no trip anywhere, so no new Polar images and stories. But at least spring is here! Which means singing and displaying birds and the return of the dragonflies! I’ve got some projects in mind for the next seasons, so I hope to generate enough pictures to post something here regularly.

Reed Bunting feeding on seeds

Another reason for the fresh start is that I got a new camera! Super excited with it and the first results are promising (as can be seen on the pictures on this post). I left the dSLR-world behind and entered one without mirrors and got myself a Canon R5. Really looking forward to testing this beast and finding out what it’s capable of. More on that undoubtedly in a later post.

Oh, and hopefully we’ll get to travel again soon. Then I’d very happily pick up with the Polar experiences of course.

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

  • Welcome back Arjen, it’s great to see you happily snapping away, getting accustomed to your new camera. Both photos here are stunning. Lovely to see the marsh harrier in the marsh, and the reed bunting on the reeds.


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