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Wow! Out of more than 19.500 entries from 95 countries my picture ‘Apocalypse’ came out as winner in the category Low Lands of the Nature Talks Photographer of the Year Contest. This short movie tells the story behind the picture.
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Congratulations to all other winners and especially to Franka Slothouber and Paulien Bunskoek who were the only Dutch finalists in the international categories. And to the fellow Dutchies in my category: David Pattyn, Bert Kok, Andius Teijgeler and Andrew George.
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A big thanks to the jury and to Lesley de Beer and Henkjan Kievit for organizing this wonderful contest, which rapidly gained global significance  over the past few years. Special thanks to Rob Blanken for inviting me over to the starling spot.

The entire award ceremony is available on Youtube