Orcazine is an unique and independent worldwide magazine that appears in an English and Dutch edition. It’s a private, non-commercial publication of a number of people who like to share their passion for orcas with others. Orcas have fascinated us for centuries. In many ways, humans see themselves reflected back in this species, from the orca’s complex communication system to the loyalty they show for their family members. Orcazine is a real informative collectors item and will appear about 1 x per year.
Mission & Features
- Properly informing the wider public about orcas and related topics through interesting articles and beautiful images presented in a surprising design
- Raise awareness and commitment for protection and research of orcas
- The opportunity for writers, photographers and illustrators to share their passion for orcas with the rest of the world
- Free and easy to read by computer, tablet or smartphone
- A glossy paper can be ordered via Print-on-Demand service (minimal carbon tax)
The people behind Orcazine
- Astrid van Ginneken is studying orcas since 1987 at the Center for Whale Research in Friday Harbor, Washington State. She gives lectures, writes articles and has contributed to documentaries, among others for Discovery Channel and National Geographic.
- Annemieke Podt is studying MSc Environmental Biology with specialisation in Behavioural Ecology at the University of Utrecht. In addition, she manages the website Orca-Ocean.nl where she writes and make photographs. Annemieke has made several trips to study orcas in the wild and in captivity.
- Leonard Boekee was interested in orcas from his childhood. He makes digital illustrations of these animals and has also written several articles. With his background as a graphic designer, he can fully enjoy the layout and design of Orcazine. Leonard is also the founder of the magazine.