Centuries ago, the sea and the river Scheldt were flowing freely on the coastline and penetrated deep into the lowlands. Floods created streams in the land, which remained there long after the sea was controlled and closed off by dikes. One area in Flanders is particularly known because of its many big and long creeks: Meetjesland. Here are some aerial pictures I took there last week.
When we finished making pictures of the black woodpeckers and others, we went to our second destination in Finland: the national park of Riisintunturi. The landscapes are famous for the snowy pine trees on the fell, causing the trees to bend under the weight and creating a fairytale-like forest wrapped under a white veil.