Schaapmans' Wildlife Spotting
Hi there! Welcome to Schaapmans' Wildlife Spotting.
I'm Schaapmans, an enthusiastic wildlife photographer from The Netherlands with a passion for biodiversity, conservation and taxonomy. In layman's terms that means that I love to know how animals are evolutionary related to each other in the tree of life. And I'd like to make my own contribution to the conservation of animals and biodiversity. All of that starts with awareness and knowledge.

That's why I've grouped the photos - and some videos - by the relation and common ancestry the animals on the photos share. Unfortunately, a lot of animals are threatened in their existence. To get an idea of how threatened a group of animals is, you can go through them grouped by conservation status according to the IUCN Red List for Threatened Species. And then there is the old blog of course, since 2009 I've been blogging about my travels and encounters with wildlife, both in The Netherlands and far abroad.
With my - sometimes rare - photos of wildlife I also contribute to biodiversity projects like Encyclopedia Of Life and ARKive.
A sneak preview of wildlife photos:

If you want to see more photos, just go to one of the sections of this website: Taxonomy, IUCN Red List or Blog.