Dear visitor of my website,

my name is Alwin Hardenbol and I am a photographer that specialises in fine-art images of nature. At the age of 13 my passion for nature began when I got into birdwatching through an uncle of mine. Two years later I received a DSLR camera with a lens as a gift from my family since I seemed to be very interested in photographing birds. Right they were, as many years later, this passion has developed into something much bigger. Now at the age of 29 I have won several awards and published several of my images (see below). Furthermore, I studied ecology and specialised in nature conservation, recently acquiring a PhD in forest ecology in which I researched contemporary nature conservation issues in old-growth forests.

I hope you enjoy my images and I urge you to feel free to contact me for any matter relating to photography or nature. Thank you for your visit and I hope you check back from time to time to see my latest images. Please do consider supporting me via the purchase of a print or attending one of my workshops. For more information about me (only available in Dutch), you can also visit this link to read an interview with me.

Alwin Hardenbol

Fine-art images of nature


Category 3rd place “General” in the 2021 Vogelwarte competition

Overall winner in the 2020 British Ecological Society competition

Runner-up in the 2020 FotoAves competition

Overall winner in the 2019 Euronatur competition

Category 2nd place “Action” in the 2019 Vogelwarte competition (same picture as above)

Honourable mention in the 2019 Royal Society competition

Finalist in the 2019 FotoAves competition

Category winner “Ecology and Environmental Science” in the 2018 Royal Society competition

Category winner “25 years and under” in the 2018 Roots competition

Finalist in the 2018 Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition


Publication pending in Luontokuva (Finnish) for December 2022

Pulication pending in Roots (Dutch) for December 2022

“The essentials to bird portraits” in Luontokuva (Finnish) in August 2022

Single picture with text in Outdoor Photography in August 2022

“How to take artistic images of birds” in Luontokuva (Finnish) in February 2022

“How to do well in photography competitions” in Linnut (Finnish) in March 2022

Single picture with text in Outdoor Photography in August 2019


Nikon D500

Nikon 500mm f/4 (latest version)

Nikon 80-400mm (latest version)

Nikon 1.4x extender (latest version)

Sigma 105mm

Sigma 18-35mm

Feisol tripod & Jobu gimbal head

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