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Bas Meelker is a well-known Dutch landscape and nature photographer. Born in Groningen, The Netherlands in 1972, Bas spent most of his life in the north of Holland. Living in this flat, open country, surrounded by some of the most beautiful nature reserves in the Netherlands, laid the foundation for his unbridled passion for nature and landscapes. Having a background in internet marketing and sales, as well as webdesign and development though, Bas was on his way to becoming a successful internet entrepreneur.

But in 2002 his carrier took an unexpected turn when he picked up his first camera. Through photography, Bas found a way of communicating about his nature and landscape passion and he quickly established himself as a successful nature- and landscape photographer. Nowadays, Bas is widely recognized as being one of the top Dutch landscape- and nature photographers and is working as a full-time professional photographer.

His work is internationally famed for it’s dramatic impact, with a combination of intense colors and compositions. Among his clients are renowned brands like National geographic, Canon, Nomad as well as several conservation and advertising agencies. His work is regularly featured in books, magazines, newspapers and internet media. Bas has been interviewed by almost every Dutch nature – and photography magazine as well as several international media like the Canon Professional Services website.

During the last years Bas has also established himself as a speaker, workshop leader and writer. As a speaker, Bas gives regular presentations throughout the Netherlands and abroad, enticing his audiences with his inspirational images as well as his passion for the natural world. Bas is also a workshop leader and his national and international nature- and landscape photography workshops are highly recommended. In addition, Bas is also connected to Photography School in his home town Groningen where he teaches landscape photography for advanced photographers.

As a writer, in 2011 Bas has published his first book on landscape photography and is a regular contributor to national and international photography magazines. His articles have been published by leading magazines like National Geographic, Practical Photography, Camera Magazine and CanonOne Magazine. Bas is also a regular contributor to the official Dutch Canon Facebook page and a Canon large format print ambassador.


Calm Morning - Smilde, The Netherlands

Into the woods - Dwingeloo, The Netherlands

Autumn - Hoogkerk, The Netherlands

Rotterdam by night - The Netherlands

The long march - Lauwersoog, the Netherlands

Natures playground - Stavoren, The Netherlands

Cow Parsley in the Mist - Zoutkamp, The Netherlands

Angry skies - Workum, The Netherlands

A summer's eve - Lake IJsselmeer, The Netherlands

The Watchtower - Dokkum, The Netherlands

Descending Calmness - Groningen, The Netherlands

Impassable - Lake IJsselmeer, The Netherlands

Far and Beyond - Lake IJsselmeer, The Netherlands

End of summer - Weeribben, The Netherlands

Golden Dawn - Lake Zuidlaardermeer, The Netherlands

The Tree - Bavaria, Germany