Rob Kivit Natuurfotografie - Birds & Wildlife Photography

Mijn naam is Rob Kivit. In het dagelijkse een ICT-er en in mijn vrije tijd een hobby fotograaf en probeer daarbij zoveel mogelijk de natuur in te trekken voor het vastleggen van mooie beelden. Ik maak hierbij ook veel gebruik van vogelkijkhutten. Hutfotografie is mijns inziens de manier om vogels of andere dieren op een prachtige manier vast te leggen zonder daarbij de vogels in hun natuurlijke omgeving al te veel te verstoren. Naast het fotograferen van vogels is macrofotografie van libellen en andere objecten ook heel leuk om te doen maar het fotograferen van vogels blijft toch wel mijn passie. Iedere jaar probeer ik een verre fotoreis met fotovrienden te maken om weer nieuwe en andere soorten vogels te fotograferen en dat is tot nu toe wel aardig gelukt. Voor het tonen van mijn fotowerk heb ik deze website opgezet welke ik regelmatig update met mijn laatste foto's of gewoon om verbeteringen voor de website door te voeren. De verschillende soorten dieren/vogels probeer ik zoveel mogelijk vast te leggen in mijn fotoalbum. Uiteraard mag een portfolio in deze website niet ontbreken. Dit was het eigenlijk zo'n beetje over mijzelf. Tot slot wens ik jullie veel kijkplezier en laat af en toe eens wat van je horen.

Photos of the Week: Iberian Lynx, Albanian Fan, Bostonian Joy (35 photos)

A dog that enjoys daily scooter rides in Turkey, Olympic skateboarding qualifiers in Hungary, a deadly train collision in India, a solstice wedding at Stonehenge, forest fires in California, coastal flooding in Texas, Eid al-Adha prayers in Iran, a performance by Post Malone in Tennessee, and much more

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Firefighter Chris Fritz works to keep the Aero Fire from spreading through the Copperopolis community of Calaveras County, California, on June 17, 2024. ( Noah Berger / AP)

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The 2024 Audubon Photography Awards (12 photos)

The winners of the 15th annual Audubon Photography Awards were just announced. Photographers competed for nine prizes, submitting more than 2,300 entries depicting birdlife from all 50 U.S. states and nine Canadian provinces and territories. The National Audubon Society was once again kind enough to share some of the winning photographs with us.

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Red-necked Grebe. Youth Honorable Mention. Two red-necked grebe chicks ride on the back of an adult, as another adult feeds one of the chicks at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. ( Edwin Liu / 2024 Audubon Photography Awards)

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Photos: Keeping Cool in the Summer Heat (21 photos)

As the first day of summer approaches, record-setting high temperatures have already been observed in several places across the Northern Hemisphere, and the American Northeast is bracing for a dangerous heat wave. People in Europe, Asia, and North America have taken to nearby beaches, lakes, and water parks to find relief. Collected below are recent images of people and animals doing what they can to beat the heat.

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A man jumps into the sea to cool himself off during hot weather in Istanbul on June 11, 2024. ( Cem Tekkeşinoğlu / Anadolu / Getty)

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Photos of the Week: River Violin, Stuffed Bear, Laser Run (35 photos)

Blackout conditions in parts of Ukraine, whale watching on the Australian coast, a track-and-field competition in Italy, worshippers around the Kaaba in Saudi Arabia, flooding in parts of southern Florida, fencers in training in Kenya, anti-government protests in Argentina, and much more

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Carlos Alcaraz of Spain holds a trophy as he celebrates with a group of ball kids after winning the Men's Singles Final match against Alexander Zverev of Germany on day 15 of the 2024 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France, on June 9, 2024. ( Clive Brunskill / Getty)

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50 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1974 (40 photos)

Half a century ago, President Richard Nixon resigned from office, streaking took off as a fad, and the stuntman Evel Knievel attempted to jump across a canyon in a rocket motorcycle. Also in 1974, the boxers Muhammad Ali and George Foreman fought in Zaire in a match dubbed the “Rumble in the Jungle,” Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s career home-run record, the tightrope walker Philippe Petit walked across the gap between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, the Turkish military invaded Cyprus, and much more.

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The Swedish pop group ABBA performs during the the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 in Brighton, England, with the song "Waterloo," on February 9, 1974. ABBA went on to win the competition that year, launching a hugely successful career. ( Olle Lindeborg / AFP / Getty)

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Scenes from China’s 2024 Dragon Boat Festival (16 photos)

In recent days, people in cities and villages across China have been celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival. Locals and tourists gather to watch dragon-boat races, enjoy traditional food, and pray for good luck during this annual summer folk festival. Gathered below are recent images from festivals in Foshan, Nanjing, Fuzhou, Beijing, and more.

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People take part in a nighttime dragon-boat river cruise during the Dragon Boat Festival in Foshan, China, on June 8, 2024. ( John Ricky / Anadolu / Getty)

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Koppeltje Steenuiltjes met jonkies bij ondergaande zon (GV6)

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Het was een poosje geleden maar wederom een avondsessie gedaan voor het fotograferen van steenuiltjes bij zonsondergang. Een koppeltje steenuilen met 3-4 jonkies lieten zich met het mooie zonlicht en de prachtige achtergrond met dotterbloemen goed fotograferen. Een houten hek, wat takken, een holle boom en een verblijfplaats voor de uiltjes maakten...

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Photos of the Week: Baby Jumping, Rain Vortex, Rickshaw Nap (35 photos)

Two rocket launches from the southern United States, flooding rivers in southwestern Germany, commemorations on the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in France, a scene from the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, continued Israeli attacks in Gaza, large-scale calligraphy as artwork in Iraq, a solar-thermal power generation plant in China, and much more

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A person throws a milkshake in the face of Nigel Farage, the newly-appointed leader of Britain's right-wing populist party, Reform UK, and the party's parliamentary candidate for Clacton, during his election campaign launch in Clacton-on-Sea, England, on June 4, 2024. The thrower, Victoria Thomas Bowen, was later charged with assault. ( Ben Stansall / AFP / Getty)

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Photos: Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings (28 photos)

For the past week, sites in the United Kingdom and France have been hosting a number of events leading up to today, the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings of June 6, 1944. Veterans, families, dignitaries, and visitors have gathered at former battlefields and cemeteries to commemorate the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy, which turned the tide in World War II and led to the liberation of occupied France and the defeat of Nazi Germany. Gathered here are images of some of these events, and of some of the few remaining veterans who took part in that costly invasion eight decades ago.

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Bernard Morgan, 100, a veteran of the British Royal Air Force, visits war graves in Bayeux, France, on June 5, 2024, ahead of the Royal British Legion Service’s plans to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day. ( Aaron Chown / Getty)

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Paapje

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De vogel is 12 tot 14 cm lang. Het is een bruingestreept vogeltje met een lichte borst. Het mannetje is in het broedseizoen wat contrastrijkerr getekend, donker van boven, met een masker rond het oog en een roodachtige borst. Zowel mannetje als vrouwtje hebben een duidelijke, brede, roomkleurige wenkbrauwstreep. Bron: Wikipedia 

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Photos of the Week: Beer Toss, Pike Battle, Sea Pods (35 photos)

Warrior horse racing in Japan, scenes from the Cannes Film Festival in France, a new volcanic eruption in Iceland, a Memorial Day display in Boston, anti-drone technology displayed in Ukraine, a performance by AC/DC in Italy, competitive surfing in Tahiti, and much more

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People view an installation of projections and lights called "Dark Spectrum," located in old tram tunnels, as part of the annual Vivid Sydney festival in Sydney, Australia, on May 24, 2024. ( David Gray / AFP / Getty)

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An Island Community Displaced by Climate Change (20 photos)

The Panamanian government recently presented keys to new houses to about 300 families from Cartí Sugtupu, a small and crowded Caribbean island that is threatened by rising sea levels and a lack of space. The indigenous communities on Cartí Sugtupu and neighboring islands have recently faced increasing floods and damage from storms. Starting in 2015, the Panamanian Ministry of Housing began relocation plans, working on a new mainland settlement called Nuevo Carti—recently completed at a cost of more than $12 million. Residents will begin to move into their new homes next week.

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An aerial view of Cartí Sugtupu island, part of the San Blas archipelago off Panama's northern Caribbean coast, seen on October 11, 2023. The indigenous communities of the small island face significant challenges amid rising sea levels. About 300 families will relocate to new homes, built by the government, on the mainland. ( Adri Salido / Getty)

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Kleine trap (Little Bustard)

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De kleine trap is 40-45 cm lang, heeft een spanwijdtevan 83 tot 91 cm en weegt ongeveer 900 gram. Het mannetje in broedkleed heeft een grijze kop, een zwart-witte halstekening, een witte buik en een bruin getekende rug. Bij het vrouwtje, de jongen en het mannetje in winterkleed ontbreekt de zwart-witte halstekening. Het mannetje zet tijdens de...

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The 2024 Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling Race (14 photos)

Crowds gathered on Cooper’s Hill once again yesterday, on a farm near Gloucester, England, cheering as racers took part in the annual Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake. Continuing a tradition that dates back at least 200 years, participants chase a nine-pound wheel of Double Gloucester cheese, running in a chaotic scramble down a very steep and uneven grassy hill, with the winner taking home the cheese.

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Several participants tumble as they run in the annual cheese rolling at Cooper's Hill in Brockworth, Gloucester, in western England, on May 27, 2024. ( Jacob King / PA Images / Getty)

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Photos of the Week: Victorian Picnic, Flamingo Flight, Shadow Puppets (35 photos)

An airline for dogs in New York, horse racing in Baltimore, the Olympic torch relay in southwestern France, a Catholic pilgrimage in a Spanish village, the World Para Athletics Championships in Japan, a tornado’s path of destruction in Iowa, and much more

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An aircraft sits on the flooded tarmac at Salgado Filho Porto Alegre International Airport in the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, on May 20, 2024. More than 600,000 people have been displaced by the heavy rain, flooding, and mudslides that have ravaged the south of the state of Rio Grande do Sul for around two weeks. ( Anselmo Cunha / AFP / Getty)

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Photos: Ukrainians Fight to Defend Kharkiv From Russian Attacks (30 photos)

Several weeks ago, Russian forces began intensifying artillery bombardment and ground advances in border villages across Ukraine’s Kharkiv region, and launching deadly missile attacks into the center of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. Thousands of civilians have already fled the area in an ongoing evacuation. While firefighters in residential areas battle the blazes caused by Russian missiles, Ukrainian troops are responding to Russian advances along the front line with artillery and squads of small drones.

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Smoke rises from the Ukrainian border city of Vovchansk, in the Chuhuiv district of Kharkiv Oblast, which is bombarded daily by heavy artillery, on May 17, 2024, seen in this screengrab taken from aerial video footage. ( Libkos / Getty)

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The Beauty of Earth From Orbit (28 photos)

The International Space Station is currently hosting seven crew members of Expedition 71, which began on April 6. The ISS orbits the Earth at about 17,150 miles per hour, orbiting the planet about 16 times a day. In recent months, the astronauts and cosmonauts of Expeditions 70 and 71 have taken some amazing photographs of our lovely planet as they pass overhead, and I wanted to share more of those unique views here.

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A view of the Soyuz module docked with the ISS as it passes above Eastern Europe, looking west, on January 13, 2024. ( Jasmin Moghbeli / NASA)

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Fototrip Spanje mei-2024 (1-2)

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Dit jaar weer een fototrip gedaan naar het vogelrijke Spanje. We zijn begonnen in Bonansa voor het fotograferen van de lammergier en andere gieren. De volgende ochtend naar Montgai voor het fotograferen van de kleine trap oftewel de little bustard en de middagsessie bestond uit het fotograferen van de hop. De volgende ochtend hadden we ee...

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Photos of the Week: Dock Diving, Buddha Cleaning, Vapor Falls (35 photos)

Surgery at a teddy bear hospital in Germany, a performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden, coyote pups at an animal park in France, destructive flooding in Brazil and Indonesia, a fashion show in Saudi Arabia, the Northern Lights above England, and much more

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A woman wades through floodwater in an inundated residential area in Garissa, Kenya, on May 9, 2024. Kenya is grappling with one of its worst floods in recent history, the latest in a string of weather catastrophes, following weeks of extreme rainfall scientists have linked to a changing climate. At least 257 people have been killed and more than 55,000 households have been displaced as murky waters submerged entire villages, destroyed roads and inundated dams. ( Luis Tato / AFP / Getty)

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Winners of the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2024 (20 photos)

The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) just announced the winning images in its annual members-only photo competition, selected from more than 8,000 entries in seven categories, including Birds, Mammals, Other Animals, Plants & Fungi, Landscapes, and Nature’s Studio. Contest organizers were kind enough to share some of the winning and honored photographs with us below.

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Surfing the Wave. First Place, Birds. Gentoo penguin, Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands. Gentoos are the fastest swimmers among penguins and agile enough to surf breaking waves. (© Copyright Levi Fitze / GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2024)

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