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Belgian photographer David Pattyn lives in the Netherlands and is passionate about wildlife photography. He likes to photograph particular subjects over a long period of time, getting to know his subjects intimately in order to get better results. He focuses mainly on birds, mammals and landscapes but has a particular attraction to water birds.


David tries to combine his passion for photography with his family and his profession as an anaesthesiologist and likes to travel with his wife and their sons to watch and admire wildlife around the world.


David has won numerous awards in international photo competitions including GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, Natures Best, AFPAN , Asferico and Glanzlichter.


Hoegne river at the edge of the 'Hoge Venen' nature reserve, in Autumn colours, Ardennes, Belgium, November - David Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Hoegne river at the edge of the 'Hoge Venen' nature reserve, in Autumn colours, Ardennes, Belgium, November
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) jumping, Oisterwijk, ~The Netherlands, sequence 2/6 - David Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) jumping, Oisterwijk, ~The Netherlands, sequence 2/6
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) jumping, Oisterwijk, ~The Netherlands, sequence 4/6 - David Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) jumping, Oisterwijk, ~The Netherlands, sequence 4/6
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) jumping, Oisterwijk, ~The Netherlands, sequence 5/6 - David Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) jumping, Oisterwijk, ~The Netherlands, sequence 5/6
Two Red Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) fighting. The Netherlands~August. - David Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Two Red Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) fighting. The Netherlands~August.
Red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) two fighting, probably over territory, The Netherlands, August - David Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) two fighting, probably over territory, The Netherlands, August
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) head portrait, The Netherlands - David Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) head portrait, The Netherlands
Hanuman / Northern Plains Grey Langur (Semnopithecus entellus) family resting in roots of Banyan tree. Ranthabore National Park,India, June. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Hanuman / Northern Plains Grey Langur (Semnopithecus entellus) family resting in roots of Banyan tree. Ranthabore National Park,India, June.
Hanuman langur / Northern Plains Grey Langur (Semnopithecus entellus) drinking from a water tap at Ranthambore fort. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, India. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Hanuman langur / Northern Plains Grey Langur (Semnopithecus entellus) drinking from a water tap at Ranthambore fort. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, India.
Silhouette of Common peafowl (Pavo cristatus) perched in a tree at dawn. Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Silhouette of Common peafowl (Pavo cristatus) perched in a tree at dawn. Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India.
Little egret (Egretta garzetta )attempting to catch fish, Camargue, France, July - David Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Little egret (Egretta garzetta )attempting to catch fish, Camargue, France, July
Wood sandpiper (Tringa glareola) profile, Bulgaria. April - David Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Wood sandpiper (Tringa glareola) profile, Bulgaria. April
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) independent fledgling at 46 days, stretching wings in water showing fully developed primary feathers, The Netherlands, July - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) independent fledgling at 46 days, stretching wings in water showing fully developed primary feathers, The Netherlands, July
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) adult being with one of its 28 day chicks after emerging from the water with a catch. The Netherlands, June. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) adult being with one of its 28 day chicks after emerging from the water with a catch. The Netherlands, June.
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) Female feeding a Common or Smooth Newt (Triturus vulgaris) to one of its 10 day chicks. The Netherlands, June. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) Female feeding a Common or Smooth Newt (Triturus vulgaris) to one of its 10 day chicks. The Netherlands, June.
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) female in breeding plumage with Common or Smooth Newt (Triturus vulgaris) as prey. Close-up portrait. The Netherlands, June. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) female in breeding plumage with Common or Smooth Newt (Triturus vulgaris) as prey. Close-up portrait. The Netherlands, June.
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) female feeding its chicks age 7 days, The Netherlands, June. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) female feeding its chicks age 7 days, The Netherlands, June.
Great Crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) swimming in early morning light carrying chick on back, La Dombes area, France, July - David Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Great Crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) swimming in early morning light carrying chick on back, La Dombes area, France, July
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) with two young chicks on her back. La Dombes lake area, France, July. - David Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) with two young chicks on her back. La Dombes lake area, France, July.
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) 28 day chick stretching and flapping its wings, showing under developed primary feathers. The Netherlands, June. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) 28 day chick stretching and flapping its wings, showing under developed primary feathers. The Netherlands, June.
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) portrait of a 28 day chick. The Netherlands, June. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) portrait of a 28 day chick. The Netherlands, June.
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) chicks age 12 day trying to get on to the back of their mother while she is preening her feathers. The Netherlands, June. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) chicks age 12 day trying to get on to the back of their mother while she is preening her feathers. The Netherlands, June.
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) Portrait of a 21 day chick. The Netherlands, June. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) Portrait of a 21 day chick. The Netherlands, June.
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) portrait of a chick age 12 days. The Netherlands, June. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) portrait of a chick age 12 days. The Netherlands, June.
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) portrait of an adult in breeding plumage. The Netherlands, June. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) portrait of an adult in breeding plumage. The Netherlands, June.
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) female feeding a dragonfly larvae to one of its chicks age 10 days. The Netherlands, June. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) female feeding a dragonfly larvae to one of its chicks age 10 days. The Netherlands, June.
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) female feeding one of its chicks age 10 days. The Netherlands, June. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) female feeding one of its chicks age 10 days. The Netherlands, June.
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) female feeding a larva to chick age 7 days, The Netherlands, June. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) female feeding a larva to chick age 7 days, The Netherlands, June.
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) adult with Smooth Newt (Triturus vulgaris) prey, The Netherlands, June. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) adult with Smooth Newt (Triturus vulgaris) prey, The Netherlands, June.