|Submitter:||Jan Noordam, Ireen van der Knoop|
|Description:|| Local photographer Robert van der Meer from Assen has won the National Geographic Photo Competition 2020, in the category "wildlife". His hunting-ground is the protected central area of the Europe-wide LOFAR radio telescope, between Exloo and Buinen. Last September he spotted a "waterral", a shy bird that is rare in the Netherlands.|
His success is entirely consistent with the ASTRON Mission Statement, "to make discoveries happen".
Robert's prize consists of a smartphone and a year's subscription to the National Geographic magazine. But what he values most of all is that his picture will be published in the December issue.
|Copyright:||Robert van der Meer|