Natural History Photographs

The best of   Natural History Photographs

Me in action in the Ardèche
Since I started with digital photography in 2007, year in, year out I have been taking photos of all aspects of Nature. This has resulted in a large collection of photos many of which are on display at Natural History Photographs. Its primary aim is documentary, to present photos of insects and other aspects of Nature that draw my attention. Its secondary aim is aesthetic, to show the beauty of Nature.

The documentary and aesthetic aims do not always go hand in hand, since aesthetic photography asks for something beyond documentary photography. Hence, the aesthetically pleasing photos tend to drown in an ocean of documentary photos. To embody the secondary aim too, the page The best of Natural History Photographs presents photos that I appreciate especially because of their aesthetic qualities.

Let me briefly explain what I'm looking for - admitting fully that you may appreciate different qualities! I like photos that isolate the object from its environment without abolishing that environment; that have a reduced color palette; that have a balanced composition. Such photos invite me time and again to let my eyes wander over them - without habituation kicking in too soon.

I hope you share some of my sense of beauty - enough to enjoy the pictures shown here! And if you happen to be interested in the documentary qualities as well, you can always click the photo, which will bring you to the relevant page.