Ed Michels has been interested in wildlife since an early age, and nowadays he spends most of his professional time outdoors either as photographer or ecologist. Ed is born and raised in the Netherlands and has travelled all over the world. He is the owner of Ecodat, which has two fields of competence; ecology and nature photography! His pictures are known for its intense atmosphere and colourful expression. To make 'that special image' Ed wakes up hours before sunrise and is willing to wait until the moment is perfect. Next to these skills, Ed has been teaching and training people for many years. His approach can be described as empathic, respectful and inviting to improve. Ed is the person leading the photo tours offered by Rubythroat Birding Tours.