Category Archives : rare


34. The Night Heron or Backpack Quack (untranslatable Dutch pun*) 1

Herons aren’t familiar for their refinement. Too often, I watched them fly the streets like a drunk, leaving a trail of nearly beheaded cyclists, due to a literally heavy meal. Or worse: they catch a fish, so big that –oops, silly detail- it just doesn’t fit through their throat. Oh well, some animals are simply […]

black-crowned night heron,Nycticorax nycticorax,night heron,portrait

pink erythrism grasshopper insect rare

31. Mr. Pink: The Pink Grasshopper 6

Not so long ago, one of my photo-pals found a pink grasshopper. I have to admit: his special find made me a little bit jealous. 😉 After all it is just about the closest thing to a pink elephant! At the same time, I realised how rare such a phenomenon actually is and how pointless […]


25. The Great Green Yawn

I bet most fellow nature photographers assumed – just like I did- tree frogs to be hugely enterprising, energetic and cheerful creatures. Skilfully hopping from blackberry to blackberry, climbing in trees like professional circus artists, swinging on stalks, as if they were climbing frames and sliding along thick blades like skilled pole dancers. So I […]

Yawning Tree frog

23. Don’t Bite The Plant that Eats you… 1

Nature works in mysterious ways. Not so long ago, I assumed there were just two options: 1. Eaten or 2. Being eaten Predator or prey…that’s the question. Recently I found out that it can be mutual as well. You eat, while being eaten: fair cross. All right, I might exaggerate a bit, but this roughly […]


12. It’s a Frogs Life 3

Frogs are programmed quite simplistically: as soon as there’s any potential danger: dive! Logical enough, but a bit sad for the photographer the happy party ends as soon as (s)he enters… The enthusiastic quacking abruptly dies and the ditch looks as if there have never been any frogs and never will be again. Good show, […]

Meerkikker Pelophylax ridibundus Pool frog marsh frog