Willem & Tanja Dekker Photography
We like to take pictures that tell a story. When we were students we traveled around the world and took snapshots to tell friends and family back home about the places we had visited. Since then we have met great guides and photographers on our travels, who inspired us and taught us a lot about wildlife-photography. Nowadays our pictures tell the news of our travels and the stories of endless landscapes, animals in their environment, magic light and surprising details. As an illustrator Tanja used our pictures for her children's books and took the story telling one step further. In 2016, she got awarded a first prize in the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
We use the name Wild Picha to brand our pictures. "Picha" meaning "picture" in Swahili. By sharing our pictures with a broader audience, through this website, exhibitions and social media, we hope to contribute to the protection of the places we were fortunate enough to visit over the years.
We grew up in the Netherlands and moved to Germany in 2003. Together with our dog Duvel we lived in Hamburg for 15 years. We are now in the process of moving back to Holland.