Contact: fotoyaaf (at) gmail.com
I am an entomologist based in Rosmalen, the Netherlands, and recently finished my PhD at Wageningen University. Since long I have been inspired by the immense diversity of insect life throughout the world and the many different ways insects live their (mostly short) lives. My PhD research focused on how small parasitoid wasps find host caterpillars guided by scent compounds released by plants over large distances.
In my spare time I like to photograph nature outside and I have also kept quite some mantis species as pets which I photograph inside (as there are no native mantis species in the Netherlands). If you are interested in my photos, my research or in mantids, don't hesitate to contact me via email!In 2018, I won the Marius van der Sandt scholarschip for young nature photographers, and I will be working on a year-long photo project.
All photos on my website are copyrighted and may not be copied or used elsewhere without my permission.Awards/publications: