About the Author

Rene de Heer has been a nature photographer for 20 years; he was the founder of one of the first Dutch Nature Photography Societies. His photography has taken him all over the world. In 1998 Rene moved from the Netherlands to the UK, where he works as a Marketing Director for an American E-commerce company. Rene's work has been widely published in magazines and calendars in Europe and he has participated in several successful exhibitions. For more information, go to www.naturepics.co.uk.

The Quest for the King Eider
by Rene de Heer | November 24, 2008

© Rene de HeerIt was that time of the year again. Where would this year’s annual bird photography trip take me? For the last 8 years, my trips have taken me up north to Finland and always in the depths of winter. There is something compelling about Finland or, I should say, Northern Scandinavia. Perhaps...

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