September 7, 2018

Dutch hobby photographer makes National Geographic

Filed under: Animals,Photography by Orangemaster @ 7:00 am

Nature and wildlife photographer Rob Rokven from Oisterwijk, Noord-Brabant snapped a great picture of a Highland cow that will be featured in the 2019 National Geographic tear-off calendar. A picture was taken at the estate of Huis ter Heide, near Tilburg.

Rokven explains that there was a calf right behind the mother in the picture, and that right after he took it, an upset father Highland cow was heading towards him, which is when he ran off.

As a big wildlife fan, he sent in his picture to National Geographic and found out last week that his photo was chosen. And it will be the second time, since in 2018, he had a deer that made it into the 2018 calendar, a photo taken at the same place.

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June 15, 2012

KLM crowdsources its next destinations calendar

Filed under: Aviation,Photography by Orangemaster @ 3:14 pm

Dutch Daily News says:

Once a year, KLM publishes a popular wall calendar containing beautiful photos of its destinations. KLM will be taking a different approach this year. Photos submitted by social media fans, passengers and employees will play a central role in the 2013 KLM Fan Calendar. It’s going to be a genuinely ‘social’ calendar containing travel photos from people around the globe

Upload your pics for the Fan Calendar Competition.

Or don’t. Some people believe that crowdsourcing is a newfangled way for companies to get things done for free or cheaply, although I cannot imagine KLM not receiving enough good pics for its calendar.

(link:, Photo of KLM A330-200 by caribb, some rights reserved)

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