KNNV Nature Association The Northwesthoek in Steenwijk celebrated its 60th anniversary last year. The founder of Machiel de Vos (79) from Havelte received the honorary membership on Monday evening 16 February 2015 at the annual meeting. The Vos still active in many nature working groups received the honorary membership because of his involvement and commitment to the Noordwesthoek. Working on awareness, of the wealth that nature gives humanity is a passion that nature photographer Machiel de Vos expresses heartily. He has put many publications in many magazines, magazines on calendars and in books on his name for over 25 years. Also, his photo books, Utrecht and the Havelterzand, published in 2014, show the wide interest and knowledge he takes to photograph nature and to inspire others.