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 2 finalists

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

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