Aerial view of clearing with felled logs in Bialowieza Forest UNESCO World Heritage Site, Poland. Highly commended in the Wildlife Photojournalism Category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awa...  -  Joris  van Alphen
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Joris van Alphen / Aerial view of clearing with felled logs in Bialowieza Forest UNESCO World Heritage Site, Poland. Highly commended in the Wildlife Photojournalism Category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awa...
Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus) mother attempting to shelter her chicks from the rain, Flevoland, the Netherlands. July.  -  Joris  van Alphen
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Joris van Alphen / Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus) mother attempting to shelter her chicks from the rain, Flevoland, the Netherlands. July.
Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus) preparing to land at her nest, clasping a songbird. Viewed from below. Groningen, the Netherlands. July.  -  Joris  van Alphen
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Joris van Alphen / Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus) preparing to land at her nest, clasping a songbird. Viewed from below. Groningen, the Netherlands. July.
Barn owl (Tyto alba) male flying into a barn carrying a vole for brooding mate,  Thiarache, France. August.  -  Joris  van Alphen
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Joris van Alphen / Barn owl (Tyto alba) male flying into a barn carrying a vole for brooding mate, Thiarache, France. August.
Common lobster (Homarus gammarus) at a water pumping station in the Grevelingen, the Netherlands. October.  -  Joris  van Alphen
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Joris van Alphen / Common lobster (Homarus gammarus) at a water pumping station in the Grevelingen, the Netherlands. October.
Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) nesting in brick wall of old cowshed. Thierache, France. July.  -  Joris  van Alphen
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Joris van Alphen / Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) nesting in brick wall of old cowshed. Thierache, France. July.
Barn owl (Tyto alba) chick, removed from nest for inspection. Thierache, France, August.  -  Joris  van Alphen
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Joris van Alphen / Barn owl (Tyto alba) chick, removed from nest for inspection. Thierache, France, August.
Garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus) emerging from an old barn, La Thierache, France. October.  -  Joris  van Alphen
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Joris van Alphen / Garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus) emerging from an old barn, La Thierache, France. October.
Spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) feeding its chicks. Thierache, France, July.  -  Joris  van Alphen
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Joris van Alphen / Spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) feeding its chicks. Thierache, France, July.
Spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) helping its chick swallow a butterfly that is almost too large for it to handle. Thierache, France, July.  -  Joris  van Alphen
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Joris van Alphen / Spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) helping its chick swallow a butterfly that is almost too large for it to handle. Thierache, France, July.
Konik horses, Oostvaardersplassen, the Netherlands. June 2012.  -  Joris  van Alphen
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Joris van Alphen / Konik horses, Oostvaardersplassen, the Netherlands. June 2012.
Little owl (Athene noctua) female emerging from the hollow in pollard ash tree at night, Thierache, France, May.  -  Joris  van Alphen
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Joris van Alphen / Little owl (Athene noctua) female emerging from the hollow in pollard ash tree at night, Thierache, France, May.