Green City Behind The Dunes

Lia van Nieuwenhuizen hermit with name

This photo is of two hermit crabs that live on our coast between the stones of breakwaters and was donated by underwater photographer Lia van Nieuwenhuizen for the realization of the nature documentary 'Groene Stad Achter De Duinen'.

Lia van Nieuwenhuizen was “Best Runner-Up” at the 2022 Dutch Championships, took 2nd place at the “Masters” and will represent our country at the 2023 World Championships in Cuba.

Size of the photo is 50 × 68 cm and is printed on Chromaluxe. Thanks to the ingenious hanging system, you can attach this photo directly to your wall, so you can quickly enjoy this showpiece!

-THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO- 

Almost always I swim towards the beautiful platform (Divestek Bergse Diepsluis) at the beginning of the dive. Also this dive, only this dive is a bit different. Before I get to the platform, I come across this beautiful couple at the bottom.
From a short distance, I see a large and photogenic hermit crab walking backwards, clutching a smaller shell with one of its pincers. The first thing that comes to my mind is that it's definitely time for another housing. But why are you moving from big to small? That is not useful if you want to grow bigger! But what turns out? A small hermit crab is hidden in the small shell.  
It takes half an hour for the two to get used to me. They don't care about my presence. Then the moment comes when I can take the pictures I have in mind with my camera with the 45mm lens – I want them in the picture together. As soon as they are on it, I let the two of them continue to scratch on the sandy bottom!

The proceeds from the auction of the photo benefit the realization of the nature documentary “Groene Stad Achter De Duinen”. The creators of this want to seduce the viewer in a casual way to get an eye for nature, arouse curiosity and thus increase involvement. The North Sea with its unique coastal strip including the beach, the beautiful dune area, some fantastic forests, wonderful parks and water features with fascinating underwater life are depicted in a unique way. All this against the urban background of our Hofstad 

Camera and settings

Camera: Olympus OMD Mark II
Lens: 45mm
Flash(es): Sea & Sea YS-01
Settings: F9, 1/200, ISO 200

Inspiration from the Green City Behind the Dunes

Nature documentary “Green City Behind the Dunes”. An educational film in professional format about the biodiversity in the “National Park Hollandse Duinen” with the aim of raising awareness and creating respect for nature in The Hague. By depicting flora and fauna from the perspective of plant and animal, the viewer becomes more aware of nature in a casual way and involvement is increased. 

The documentary is primarily not intended for commercial sale, but is made for the public benefit.

We makers want to seduce the viewer in a casual and fairytale-like way to get an eye for nature's biodiversity, to arouse curiosity and thus increase involvement.

is portrayed. The North Sea with its unique coastal strip where the beach cannot be missed, our beautiful dune area, fantastic forests, wonderful parks and water features with fascinating underwater life, of which our Hofvijver and pieces of green in the city are also part.

Making one of nature with the city of The Hague at its center both above and below water that is part of the “National Park Hollandse Duinen”.

Watch our teaser

www.groenstadachterdeduinen.nl

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