Hi Bianca (1972) here, I'm a nature & wildlife photographer from Assen, The Netherlands.
Ever since I was a child I've been interested in nature. I discovered photography much later, in 2005 when I breed a litter of puppies. The compact camera I had bought wasn't suitable for this, but a new passion was born. Soon after this a DSLR camera was purchased. My focus was always with dogs, but in 2015 I stopped with dog photography and started going into nature more.
When I moved to Assen in 2016, a new world opened for me. There is so much nature in my surroundings. Now you can find me here weekly, if not daily. I'm really like mammals. Since 2019 I'm following the local mammals as roedeer, hare, badger and more by going back to the same places. I immerse myself in the animals and try to capture their behavior. Because I'm in nature all the time, I come across many birds as well. Especially predators interest me and I try to photograph them as well, but for me mammals came always first. Macrophotography relaxes me. With mammals you have to have a lot of patience and you might come home with nothing for days, but with macro photography I can take away some of that frustration when I can't photograph the mammals the way I wanted. Dragonfly's and butterfly's are interesting to me, especially with the morning light.
Since 2016 I travel in combination with photography. Often organized, sometimes on my own, but always with mammals on the program. The list of countries I want to visit is very long. Only in Europe there is so much to see. For a short period of time I guided photography trips and workshops myself, but in combination with my main job I prefer to spend my free time photographing myself.
Since 2017 I'm a volunteer as photographer for the Foundation 'Het Drents Landschap' and I'm committed to the badgers and owls of Drenthe. For more knowledge and some soicalizing I'm a member of IVN Assen.
My work is published in magazines and on websites. In 2020 I was intervieuwd by Natuurfotografie.
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