Pictures show stunning dutch landscapes following drought

These eye-catching pictures show the aftermath of a major drought off the coast of the Netherlands.

The images were captured by landscape photographer, Albert Dross, 33 on the country’s north coast.

Pic by Albert Dross/Caters News

Albert said he was “amazed” by what he saw – the results of the worst heatwave since 40 years ago in 1976.

He said: “When I first saw this place I was kind of amazed. It doesn’t look like the Netherlands at all.

Pic by Albert Dross/Caters News

“Most part of our country is below sea level and we are known from our dikes to protect our land to floods.

“Now we are experiencing the opposite. The scenery is really surreal.

“It is something I only saw in deserts from other countries normally.

“Last time it was this dry with lack of rain was more than 40 years ago in 1976! With the heat comes a long period of no rain and dryness.

“You can basically see the lack of rain everywhere, especially on the grass that is normally green but it is now yellow.

“Mud patterns forming from the dry soil is something that is really photogenic.

“With the tide going up and down you can see the water coming into the mud cracks, but the area where the tide is highest will still keep its textures in the soil. It’s something that we don’t see a lot in the Netherlands.”