From our hut on top of a dune on Terschelling, we had a great view all around. So we were looking westwards to enjoy another nice sunset when Leon asked “When is moonrise actually?” A quick look at the photographer’s ephemeris learned that it was right at this moment. As it was a full moon, moonrise and sunset fall almost at the same time.

Moonrise over the Boschplaat, Terschelling

So we quickly turned around and had a look over the salt marsh of the Boschplaat in the other direction. And indeed, there she was: the big red ball of the moon was slowly rising over the horizon, changing colour every minute.

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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