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    Spring in Viroinval – Kristien Van Acker

    Mar 21, 2024 | 0 Comments

    In the southern Belgian province of Namur, near the French border, lies the beautiful municipality of Viroinval. Largely covered by the Viroin-Hermeton reserve, this area is a paradise for nature lovers. Kristien Van Acker has lived here with her husband, Bert, for almost 15 years. She shows us what spring looks like around her hometown. […]

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    Floating the hide in South Africa

    Mar 3, 2024 | 0 Comments

    It’s always great to receive news from happy customers! Like the message sent to us by Arno Ellmer, a South African nature photographer who has been visiting the African national parks for over 20 years. He recently bought one of our floating hides and sent us the results of his first shoot. We’re happy to […]

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    Lukáš Holásek – Into the Carpathian Mountains

    Dec 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

    Slovakian photographer Lukáš Holásek prefers spending time in nature over the comfort of his home. Being in the wild with his camera appeals to his instinct to hunt, see beautiful aesthetics, and create. Together with his friend Jakub, he now takes his work to the next level with the production of a film about the […]

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    Marco Ronconi – Stories for the soul

    Nov 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

    For Marco Ronconi, photography is not about capturing the perfect moment. It’s an instrument to share stories, express vision, create art. Fuelled by a passion for simplicity and oriental culture, his latest book ‘Hueco Mundo’ brings us work that seems painted or drawn, even calligraphic at times. With it, Marco shares a narrative of calm […]

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    Biodiversity and nature conservation – Òscar Domínguez

    Aug 25, 2023 | 0 Comments

    To document the beauty of the mountains: that was the goal of Catalan mountaineer Òscar Domínguez when he first picked up the camera. Working in the outdoor gear industry in Andorra, Òscar discovered his passion for the mountains early on, making ascents in the Pyrenees, the Alps, and the Andes. In the past few years, […]

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    Build your own floating hide – Philippe Garcia and Nicolas Périaut

    Aug 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

    The floating blind technique is a wildlife photography classic. It allows you to float while supporting the weight of your camera while you stay camouflaged inside. You will never get closer to aquatic fauna or have a better low-angle perspective of the water, resulting in beautiful reflections and intimate portraits. If you have time to […]

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    The Scandinavian woodlands – Morten Hilmer

    Jul 30, 2023 | 2 Comments

    How often do you spend time in the forest? For Danish photographer Morten Hilmer, it’s like a second home. On his YouTube Channel, he invites us on his journey and shares what he knows about bushcraft and wildlife photography, inspiring us to do the same. “There’s a piece in our DNA that just relaxes in […]

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    Spring bird photography – Mia Surakka

    Apr 3, 2023 | 0 Comments

    Just one year ago, Finnish photographer Mia Surakka was still running a company that designs and manufactures dance and gymnastics competition wear. Her business was increasingly demanding, leaving little opportunity to photograph her beloved birds. ‘More and more, I felt that photography – especially bird photography – was what I wanted to do full-time. So […]

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    Yves Adams – Photography in sub-zero conditions

    Feb 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

    Born in the Belgian Valley of the Leie, Yves Adams always had a passion for wildlife, landscapes and photography. As a child, you’d see him bike along his hometown river with a camera, looking for rare birds and beautiful scenery. After studying landscape architecture, he worked for different nature associations, where he did research and guided […]

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    Wading the waters with John Gerlach

    Nov 16, 2022 | 3 Comments

    Are you a bird photographer and not yet into floating hides? Then you are missing out on all the fun, says waterfowl biologist and renowned photographer John Gerlach. As soon as the winter ice melts, you can find him in the Idaho lakes near Yellowstone Park. Getting more nature photographers into the water is a […]

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    Amar Guillen – Mastering the art of black & white

    Nov 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

    Born and raised in Arras, a small village in northern France, Amar Guillen spent his childhood in the nearby woods, grasslands and meadows looking for animals. Holidays were for fishing in the marshes, and getting up early to watch the birds, muskrats and insects before sunrise quickly became a pleasure he associated with freedom. He bought his […]

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    Elizjum – Capturing life in Paradise

    Sep 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

    In ancient Greece, the Elysian Fields represented the closest thing to heaven. It was a paradise where the most heroic and virtuous souls would reside after they died. But you don’t have to die to experience paradise, say Polish nature photographers Lukasz Boch and Marcin Baranowski. In fact, it’s often right around the corner. That’s […]

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    Nature at water level – Julien Herremans

    Jul 9, 2022 | 1 Comment

    Julien Herremans is an outstanding nature photographer who lives in the north of Flanders. He has been fascinated by nature, especially birds, since he was a teen. He and his wife Linda enjoy birdwatching and photography together and have travelled to many beautiful spots, often guided by professional photographer Yves Adams. Floating hide photography has become […]

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    Floating hide photography in Slovenia

    Sep 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

    Trip Report by Yves Adams I had never been to Slovenia, and Jure was working on some really cool species that I needed on film for an assignment, so I jumped in my car during one of the lockdowns and headed to Slovenia, the car loaded with floating hides, tent hides, lots of beers for […]

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  • Travels with Boris

    Jun 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

    For many nature and wildlife photographers, travelling is part of the deal. Admittedly, great shots can be taken close to home – but changing scenery for new ideas and inspiration can be fruitful as well. And, to be honest, I can’t wait to go someplace abroad any time soon again. As I have often stated, […]

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  • Adder’s mating season

    Apr 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

    As winter still lingers in Norway’s central and northern parts, spring is warming up southern coastal areas … and with April comes adder’s mating season. As the snakes come out of hibernation, they will bask in the sun, awaiting their first skin shedding… and then immediately after the shedding, they go into “mating mode”. In […]

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  • Lens protection

    Aug 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

    There is no bad weather. Even in long forgotten times, photographers did not stay home because they disliked the weather. Keeping yourself warm and healthy is one thing, protecting your gear is another. If you cannot use your camera when it is raining, you are just a wet person, not a wet photographer.

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    The Nemunas delta – Lithuania

    Nov 18, 2019 | 1 Comment

    After crossing Belarus and Lithuania and before flowing into the Baltic Sea, the Nemunas River forms an extensive delta characterised by a mosaic of wetlands, meadows and forests where numerous species of waterfowl and birds of prey breed. We were heading to the Nemunas Delta Regional Park for an exciting week full of floating hide photography.

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