Our Passion - Nature, Education & Arts
Our passion comes from our knowledge of nature and the fact to educate people about the beauty of it. Combined with our creative craftsmanship, interest in entrepreneurship and wide scientific expertise in nature, we started the Natural History Curiosities.
Our mission is to show the beauty of nature to the public
Our goal is to educate the public about nature
Our vision is being a fairtrade and nature friendly company
Our Team - Dedicated, passionate experts
Willi Van BovenOwner, artist, expert
Willi has an expert knowledge of nature in general. Next to wildlife photographer, insect mounter and creative artist, he also has the entrepreneurship in him which enables the fact to network all over the world. He has a wide network of people in all kinds of nature activities including taxidermists, national geographic journalists, wildlife photographers and nature conservation specialists. His biggest passion is studying cetaceans and participating in conservation expeditions which he participated in in Norway, Finland, Canary Islands, Azores, Maldives, Egypt, Canada, Malaysia... He also regularly goes on expeditions for minerals and gemstones and has a large collections with several unique specimens.
Tom Van BovenOwner, SALES, ADMINISTRATION
Tom Loves travelling and exploring. Discovering the world and all its facets is his drive. Whether to learn about places, people, culture or nature, facts or stories, equilibrium or contrast, it all enriches life, true richness. Following this opportunistic principle together with a multi-lingual backpack, the planet has already revealed some of its most beautiful but sometimes fearsome secrets to him: from the tropics, the desert to frozen lakes, as well as hurricanes, volcanoes and landslides. Tom has awe for nature in its full, but most of all a passion for underwater life.
Now living on the Island of Eternal Spring and many contrasts - Tenerife -, a new chapter started.
Unique wildlife pictures
The nature pictures we sell are uniquely provided by Meetchum Photography & Nature Stock, both owned by wildlife photographer Willi Van Boven, also the owner of Naturalhistorycursiosities.com. All pictures are made during ecological wildlife expeditions. During the expeditions, local organizations are supported and a scientific value is created as well by supporting the research to the animals. More information can be found on Meetchum Photography & Nature Stock.