Anja Wessels Fotografie

Een beeld zegt meer dan 1000 woorden!
A picture says more than 1000 words!

Latest blogs

The blogs on this website consist mainly of photos. I regularly post something new. But less frequently in the winter, because I photograph less then.

Leeuw - Lion

Faces in Beekse Bergen

Last Friday we enjoyed a beautiful late summer day in Safaripark Beekse Bergen. As always,[…]


A picking bouquet

During the summer holidays, I restored the photography cube. It was still in the guest[…]

Toekan - Tucan (Avifauna Dec. 2017)
AnimalsBirdsDigital art

AI & me

Months ago I announced that I would be sharing a new AI experiment. That took[…]


This photo of Mike is my most famous and viewed photo. He was seen on social media, TV and in a museum. So maybe you’ve seen it before.

Mike was the leader of the chimpanzee group in the Amersfoort Zoo, beloved by his group and the public. A charismatic and strong chimp. He was a bit older, but still played an important role.

On November 3, 2020, several Chipanzees escaped from their enclosure. Some went back in. Mike and his son Karibuna did not go back. A dangerous situation arose and they were shot dead. All very sad!

It’s a shame that this was the reason for this photo’s fame. But it is what it is.

Playing with photos

After wonderful photography outings in nature, in zoos, but also in other inspiring places, it is time to edit photos.

The post-processing of photos is an essential part of photography. I mainly use Lightroom and Photoshop. Experimenting with other programs is also interesting to me.
I make photos with light adjustments that to make them a bit more expressive. But also adjusting the background to completely black, is one of my favourites.
I regularly give a subject a different background in the form of a different photo. Sometimes I also use an AI image. By combining multiple images it becomes a composite.

If photos have been edited with other images, this is described in the blog.

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