On Monday the 30rd of September Fenneke and I went on a guided excursion deep into the Oostvaardersplassen. The Oostvaardersplassen is a National Park in The Netherlands which is closed to the general public for the biggest part of the area. In this area their are lots of special animals such as Red Deer, Konik Ponnies, Osprey and many others. When it is time for the deer to go looking for their mates, they start to bugle to attract them. This is an amazing sight to both hear and see and that is why we wanted to experience this in the Oostvaardersplassen. We left early in the evening with our guide to go into the Oostvaardersplasen with a special electrical car. After a little while we saw the first deer, but they were pretty far away. We continued our drive and a little further into the park we could clearly hear the deer making their typical sound, but we couldn't see them. After hearing them for a while we drove on to try to get a little closer to them without disturbing them. Eventually we found a spot where we could see the deer, albeit from a distance. It was amazing to see these deer in such a large group with lots of females following the bigger males.
Besides looking at the deer we had a great time looking at the beautiful deserted landscape around us. It's completely void of any human activity, which is very uncommon in The Netherlands. The weather was perfect and we had a beautiful sunset in this desolate part of our country.
Bellow are some pictures and a GPS track log:
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