The High Fens (Hoge Venen) in the East of Belgium is a nature area on a high plateau, close to the German Eiffel and the Belgian Ardennes. It is one of the wettest and coldest parts of the Low Countries, frequently covered in mist and low clouds. It has a subalpine climate with strong winds and fierce winters, which are occasionally subarctic. And this is exactly what makes this place attractive to me as a landscape and nature photographer. I have been visiting the area since 2006, usually a couple of times a year and most frequently in winter and autumn (see the album The journey of the autumn leaves).