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A few days in the Belgian Ardennes (Part II: Caves Of Han )

Han-sur-Lesse | Photography by Brecht De ruyte

For the first time ever, I went to the Caves Of Han. The Caves Of Han is a park consisting of 250 hectares of unspoilt nature that accommodates a Wild Animal Reserve. The reserve consists out of animals of the region roaming around in their natural environment such as: the wolf, the lynx, the wild cat, etc…

There are two ways to get around the reserve. You can go by a little ‘safari train’ that takes you around. But since it’s only around 3 miles of a walk I decided to go on foot. Going on foot has some advantages. You can wait a bit longer and observe the animals to see a certain behaviour. The downside is that you can’t get as close to them as the train does. So in the pictures you’ll see that I used my 55-300mm lens a lot (Because that lens is the biggest tele I have at this moment).

I also had a photo of two wolfs fighting. I was too late and my shutter speed was way to low to take the shot. When I came home I just didn’t want to throw the shot away. It was such a beautiful sight. So I did some (over)editing on it. The Wild Cat and the Lynx love to climb in trees. Which was made things even more interesting with a max focal length of 300mm. Here are some of the pictures. Feel free to share what you think about them:

Han-sur-Lesse  | Photography by Brecht De ruyte
The reserve of Han (f/7.1 – 1/1000 – ISO-400 – 55mm)

Han-sur-Lesse  | Photography by Brecht De ruyte
Wolf on the lookout (f/7.1 – 1/250 – ISO-400 – 300mm)

Han-sur-Lesse  | Photography by Brecht De ruyte
Wolf fight! (f/5.6 – 1/400 – ISO-400 – 300mm) My shutter speed was way to low for this shot and it was a bit blurry. I still wanted to do something with the picture and this is the result.

Han-sur-Lesse  | Photography by Brecht De ruyte
Wild Thing (f/5.6 – 1/200 – ISO-400 – 250mm)

Han-sur-Lesse | Photography by Brecht De ruyte
Lynx (f/5.6 – 1/125 – ISO-200 – 300mm)

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