Thank you for visiting my photo galleries.
I am a photographer living in Inverness, Scotland. Born in The Hague in The Netherlands, I moved to Scotland in 2005 to be closer to spectacular scenery and wildlife. I have not been disappointed at all, because the beauty of the Highlands is very inspiring.
From a young age I became interested in photography. First holiday snapshots, but then I bought an SLR and was determined to figure out this mysterious world of apertures and shutter speeds. I took photography classes and this helped me getting started. Photography really became my passion after I had an accident and I was only able to walk very short distances for quite a few years. It forced me to make the most of every metre I could walk and taking photos helped me doing this. Later on I switched to a digital SLR and this sped up the whole learning curve. Working full-time, I use holidays, weekends and summer evenings to go out and try to capture Scotland's treasures.
My main focus is wildlife and nature, although I can see interesting colours, structures and patterns in other subject as well. I am inspired by the world around me and I hope my photos convey some of this inspiration to you.
If you are interested in publishing any photos, please visit this link to Alamy
Karen Van Der Zijden joined Pixels.com Licensing on January 22nd, 2016.