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 26 I have won several awards and have published several of my images (see below). Furthermore, I have studied ecology and have specialised in nature conservation. Currently, I am doing a PhD in forest ecology, focusing on 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 nature or photography. 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 a recent interview with me.

Alwin Hardenbol

Fine-art images of nature


Overall winner in the 2019 Euronatur photography competition.

Second place in the category “Action” in the 2019 Vogelwarte photography competition (same picture as above) and 4 finalists

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 of a single picture with text in Outdoor Photography, UK.


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