Located just 20 kilometers from Amsterdam the Zaanse Schans is one of my favorite places to photograph near the city. After a 20-minute ride, you are in the middle of typical “old dutch” scenery: A dyke with a bunch of windmills on it engulfed in fields. It’s a very popular destination for photographers – and rightly so!
The Camargue is a swampy national park that sprawls down the Rhône delta in the South of France. It is known for its beautiful wildlife. Wild horses and black bulls roam the area while beautiful pink Flamingos fly over. Sounds like a dream. And it is. Shooting flamingos has been a goal for me for quite some time now and I was pleasantly surprised they actually lived in France!
Between the city of Montpellier and the flamingo-infested national park of the Camargue is the unique town of Aigues Mortes (literally translated: “dead waters”). Located in the delta of the Rhone river this beautiful 13th-century town boasts some of the best-preserved medieval walls in existence. The town is surrounded by pink marches that provide for quite the photo opportunity.