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Best photography exhibition I have seen in a very long time!!!

Actually, I did not want to report about an exhibition so soon again… but I can´t hold back with my enthusiasm about what I saw! 😉

Last Sunday, I just passed by the “Museon” on my way to the supermarket when I saw a huge poster, advertising the “Wild Life Photographer of The Year” – an exhibition with many stunning photos of flora and fauna from photographers from all over the world. The exhibition also presents the winner picture from the “Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013“, this year Greg du Toit (Zuid-Afrika), Essence of Elephants (

I was a bit hesitant to show actual pictures of the exhibition in this post, as they lie under to strict copy right. So please go onto this website if you would like a preview on the amazing exhibition.

As I am a huge fan of wild life photography, I felt that I had to postpone my grocery shopping, to have a brief (yes, that was my initial plan) look at some of the pictures. 2.5 hours later, I was still in the exhibition admiring all these wonderful and breathtaking pictures of fighting vultures, fishing bears, loving bird, enraged apes, hunting leopards and scared elephants.

Besides, I was reading every single (!) information board of every (!) picture, as I think that they are very entertaining and informative. The first paragraph told about the origin of the picture and (often dangerous or adventurous) origins of the picture – often also very funny. The second paragraph then informed about the photographed animal species, their habitat, special characteristics…

In this exhibition I lost absolutely any track on time and when I realized how late it was I really had to hurry, to go shopping before all the grocery stores would close on that Sunday!

My enthusiasm about this presentation also convinced some friends of mine visit the exhibition as well, which gave me the chance to go a few more times into this exhibition. However, I am still fascinated by the perfection and the timing of the photographers to capture such unique moments of nature on camera.

I would really, really recommend visiting this exhibition soon, as it will close on February 23, 2014.

For further information on the exhibition you can go to the website:

And on the Wild Life Photographer 2013:

Here you can also see some of the exhibited photos. I was a bit scared to show actual photos from the exhibition in this post, as they are under strict copy right, so I will better just reference to these links! 🙂

The Museon is located at Stadhouderslaan 37, 2517 HV Den Haag, and can be reaced by tram and busses quite easily. The entry was free for me, as I own the Museumkaart, without this card the entry is 11€ for adults.

Have fun!!! 🙂




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