Pia Dierickx, born 1963 and enthusiastic wildlife photographer.

In the 1980s, I took a photography course at evening classes. Since my father worked for Agfa-Gevaert and as he was also a keen photographer, I was probably bitten by the bug as a child. The camera was always part of our family life. But a busy lifestyle meant that photography was put on hold for a long time.

Since my journey to Botswana, that passion for photography has been rekindled. The beauty of the country, together with the unspoilt natural environment encouraged me to record what I saw using my camera.
That was when the serious work started. New camera, new lenses, photographing in RAW, etc.  So it was a real challenge. It was not only Botswana that was on the photographic hit list, but also brown bears in Finland, golden eagles and goshawks in the Norwegian countryside, etc.

As a member of BVNF (Photography Club with a heart and respect for nature), I acquired a lot of know-how. It is also a good experience and it is fun to receive feedback from other people about my work.

I was fortunate to be able to get to know some amazing people who became my three mentors: Bie Lievens, a passionate Belgian photographer, Danny Green, a famous British wildlife photographer and last but not least Matthew Copham, wildlife specialist, photographer, bush-lover and amazing friend in Botswana.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for sharing their knowledge with me. I should point out that I try to update my website regularly by adding new photos. You can contact me at any time to tell me what you think. 

I hope you enjoy looking at the photos and please visit the site again.

Wherever you go, go with all your heart!