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I ‘ve been asked (just like thousands others social media participants) to participate in a 7 day nature photography challenge. I needed to post one picture a day for seven days and nominate one person each day to pass this along so we could flood Facebook with great pictures of nature! I hate this kind of challenges, but something went wrong. This was my contribution to the flood;-)

1. Jellyfish; Mauve stinger (Pelagia noctiluca) parelkwal (of lichtende kwal) Formentera; Spain
The quality of the Formentera waters, unique for their transparency and turquoise colour, is due to the presence of the largest underwater meadows of Posidonia Oceanica in the Mediterranean Sea, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999.


2. Welwitschia mirabilis, Namib Desert
The Welwitschia is a unique plant that grows in the Namib desert. The plant pictured here is about 1000 years old (their lifepsan is between 400-1500 years).
The plant is only found naturally in the Northern coastal belt of the Namib Desert and the largest specimens are found about 70km inland from Swakopmund.


3. De Hors, Texel, the Netherlands
Slow down wonderfully in a fantastic environment. The beach on Texel is more than 30 kilometres long and can be found on the west side of the island. It starts with vast sand dunes at the southern tip of the island: De Hors.

4. A cute little frog – at Little Vumbura, Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Partner in business, Untamed Traveling gave me some unforgettable opportunities. For example the opportunity to do a beautiful Mokoro Excursions in the Okavango delta.
There is no better way of viewing game and capturing the essence of the Okavango than by traditional mokoro! The Okavango-born guide and poler will reveal the wiles and secrets of living in the Delta while you spot tiny frogs and colourful waterbirds. 

5. Alps, Val Thorens, France In this picture you’ll find at least 10 common smartphone photography mistakes. I’m not a photographer, I’m an amateur who likes to take pictures with a smartphone. I love traveling, I love to share my experiences. 


6. Flamingo’s, Flamingo Beach, Aruba Be a Flamingo (in a Flock of Pigeons!) Aruba is not so much known for its flamingos as much as its beaches and aloe. Flamingo beach is a private beach from the Renaissance Hotel in Aruba. Yep, private, but if you stay in Renaissence hotel it’s for free,  and you can buy a day pass at the hotel. They will bring you to the island by speedboat.


7. Bergiep (Ulmus glabra ‘Lutescens’) Reijnier Vinkeleskade. Amsterdam 

I love passing by this tree, nearly every day at my bike on my way to and from work – Vakantiexperts Beethovenstraat 21 Amsterdam. This tree shows me the beauty of the seasons. 

Look to the seasons when choosing your cures. ~Hippocrates

Future Islands song for you 😘: Seasons


 

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