Canon EOS 350D, 55mm, 1/800 sec, F/5.6, ISO-100
Location: Aekingerzand, Appelscha, Netherlands, Europe
Date: March 23/2011

Seasons Change April 20/2011
Colourists April 16/2011

Stand Alone

The Aekingerzand, or Kale Duinen, is a very special area of natural beauty. Weather and wind can do what they like, here. The area has been restored in the last few years by the Dutch Forestry Commission.Trees and scrubs prevented the sand from shifting.This caused a characteristic landscape with several special animals, like the sand lizard and the comma butterfly, to slowly disappear.Now that many trees have been cut, the sand can shift again.The Aekingerzand lies in a beautifully varied area.The Grenspoel, a fen at the edge of the shifting sands area Aekingerzand, is a little gem. Nearby is the brook valley of the Vledder Aa. Here, nature is also developing. Cultivation ditches have been filled in, contaminated soil has been taken away and the water finds its own route, once again. Slowly, plants and animals for whom brook valleys are their natural habitat, return.
Source: National Park Drents-Friese Wold


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Hey, my name is Jo and you are
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My Artist Name Jokus means, that my Art is signed with a Kiss (kus) from Me (Jo)
I live & work in The Netherlands and my passion is to go for long photo shoots in nature, the beauty on Mother Earth is so very wonderful and its a great pleasure to share it with you all.
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  • foppe47
    foppe47over 3 years ago

    WOW prachtig Jokus
    een FAV van mij
    Groetjes Foppe

  • Dankjewel Foppe voor je prachtige berichtje en Fav, blij dat je geniet.
    Groetjes, Joke ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Dankjewel Sylvia voor je mooie berichtje.
    Groetjes, Joke ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

    Superb, fantastic colors and framing

  • Thanks brother for the fantastic comment.
    Hugs, Jo sis ;)))

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Ranald
    Ranaldover 3 years ago

  • Wow Ranald this is super! Thank you so much for the feature in your wonderful group, happy with it ;))
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in *"Season’s Change":

  • Thank you so much Vickie for the feature in your wonderful group, super and happy with it;)
    Happy Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature and capture, lovely work.

  • Thank you so much Andrea for the lovely comment.
    Happy Spring, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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