As a travel and landscape photographer, being on the road for a lot of time is nice, but I always try to be home during the tulip season. This isn’t always easy as the exact timing of the blooming is always quite random.
Sometimes the tulip will show itself during April and sometimes you have to wait a bit til May. They’re usually here for a period of 2 to 3 weeks depending on the weather. A safe bet is usually to visit at the end of April.
Most tourists go to our famous tulip garden named ‘the Keukenhof’. It’s beautiful for a visit but is always very crowded. Seeing the ﬂowers outside the Keukenhof on farmers’ lands is on another level. You will see endless tulips that stretch all the way to the horizon.
As a Dutch landscape photographer, I have taken my fair share of tulip shots over the years. But I always keep going. I love the season again and again, every year. I always have new ideas how to photograph them and always aim for different weather conditions.
This is a series of photographs I captured over the years. I have always loved capturing the ﬂowers from ground level. I love shooting with a very wide angle and love to get up close to the tulips to get a beautiful perspective. This year I decided to complete these series with not only drone footage but also shots taken from a small airplane from an open window.
About the author: Albert Dros is an award-winning Dutch photographer. His work has been published by some of the world’s biggest media channels, including TIME, The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, and National Geographic. You can find more of his work on his website, or by following him on Facebook and Instagram.