Natural History Photographs

by Cor Zonneveld


This site's name makes clear you can expect photographs - but about what? Natural History is one of those terms that immediately ring a bell, but are difficult to put one's finger on. The following defenition (from Herman, 2002. Wildlife biology and natural history: time for a reunion. Journal of Wildlife Management 66:933–946) delineates what kind of photos you may expect on this site:

"Natural history is the scientific study of plants and animals in their natural environments. It is concerned with levels of organization from the individual organism to the ecosystem, and stresses identification, life history, distribution, abundance, and inter-relationships. It often and appropriately includes an esthetic component."

So you may expect photographs of all nature, the only restrcition being that the objects should be visible to the unaided eye. Since I always have had a special interest in insects, much of this site is dedicated to them. Geographically, my photos are mostly from Holland and from various places in Europe and Turkey, but I also made some trips to more exotic places. From 2013 onwards, I broadened my scope beyond insects and developed a taste for lichens, then fungi in general. In autumn 2014 I collected my incidental photos of plants and organized these too in a systematic overview. In autumn 2016 I organized my photos showing ecological interactions, and in March 2017 my photos on geological phenomena. The name of this website thus has become more and more appropriate.

All photographs: Copyright Cor Zonneveld. Permission is hereby granted for anyone to use images on these pages for non-commercial purposes which are of benefit to the natural environment or related to education. Please contact me if you want to use any photos for commercial purposes.