The purpose of this Website/Blog is to share my Nature Photographic images with friends, photographers and anyone that has an appreciation for ‘Inspiring’ Nature Images. Please look at my recent posts, visit the respective pages and feel free to share your views on this website. More importantly I would sincerely appreciate your comments on my posts and images.
All the images are original images created by me and hence they are copyright © to Dou Pienaar. All rights reserved. No reproduction, which includes copying / saving of image files, or the digital manipulation of these files, are authorized.
I am a businessman by career and a Nature Photographer by vocation. As a conservationist I have always had the desire to capture the inspiring scenes and images that I was fortunate enough to witness during many years of involvement and also visiting Private and Public game reserves all over Africa.
During a two year ‘timeout from business’ phase of my life in 2008 and 2009 I had the time to take my passion for Nature Photography to another level. I was assisted in this process by a friend and well known professional Nature Photographer called Lou Coetzer. Since I started creating Nature Photographic images with a Nikon D70 and a Nikon 80 – 400mm Zoom lense I have found Nikon’s equipment to work well for me. It is user friendly and the quality of Nikkor lenses are in my opinion superior to any alternative out there. I still shoot with the latest Nikon systems that I can get my hands on.
Two of my other interests are Mountain Biking and Triathlons and in particular the Wines2Whales Mountain biking event and the Iron Man series of Triathlons.
Like Wildlife photography these sports require discipline, passion, tenacity, and a large investment in time and resources while you put your body and soul on the line, and like with Wild Life Photography it provides handsome returns and feeds the soul while it takes the body and mind to its absolute limits.
We only live once and challenging our bodies and our minds and enriching our souls, to me, makes life worth living.
as John Heminway put it in ‘African Journeys’
“I believe there is no sickness of the heart too great it cannot be cured by a dose of Africa.
Families must go there to learn why they belong together on this earth, adolescents to discover humility, lovers to plumb old but untried wells of passion, honeymooners to seal marriages with a shared sense of bafflement, those shopworn with life to find a tonic for futility, the aged to recognize a symmetry to twilight.
I know this all sounds a bit much, but if I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.”
Mountain Biking – Wines2Whales
Iron Man Africa Championship April 2016
IronMan 70.3 Buffalo City South Africa 28 January 2018
Iron Man 70.3 World Championships 2018
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