De Nieuwe Wildernis / The New Wilderness
With The New Wilderness we kicked off the wildlife filmmaking in The Netherlands. A two-year project that was filmed entirely in the Dutch nature reserve The Oostvaardersplassen.
One of my most exhilarating wildlife moments happened during a late summer evening with the koniks. Standing among the families in the golden light made for some good shots. Suddenly a horse started running. Then another. And another. Soon, the whole herd was in motion. A roaring thunder, the ground shaking, horses everywhere. They raced around me like water passing a stone. Ever flowing, but never touching. Their speed awe inspiring. The deep thumping sounds of thousands of hoofs hitting the ground were deafening. Standing in this grand spectacle made me feel small and humbled. Never to forget that these horses possess a mighty force and have a tremendous spirit to feel alive.