Ariadne Van Zandbergen is a freelance wildlife and travel photographer specialised in Africa. Born and raised in Belgium she is now based in South Africa, from where she makes regular photographic trips all around the continent.
Mozambique is undergoing rapid change. With one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, global businesses are staking a claim on consumers' appetites. Ariadne Van Zanbergen, a photographer who specialises in Africa, has taken a series of photographs reflecting aspects of Mozambique life.
Mozambique's fight for independence from Portugal is celebrated in many monuments across the country. This is part of a mural in Maputo.
This is part of a 95m-long mural depicting the war of independence near Maputo's main airport.
After winning independence Mozambique's Frelimo fighters became the governing party but were soon pitched into a civil war against rebels backed by neighbouring South Africa.
Football is a national passion in Mozambique. This pitch is in Beira, the country's second largest city, which is home to half a million people.
Mozambique has a long tradition of dance, blending influences from Brazil, Africa and Portugal. More modern styles such as street dancing here in Maputo’s Xipamanine Market are also popular.
While modern roads have been laid in parts of the country, many, such as this road to Zavora, in the southern coastal province of Inhambane, remain makeshift.
Despite the economic gains of recent years, over half the population live below the poverty line. Some two-thirds of the workforce are employed in farming. This is a typical rural homestead, in Gurue, in the north of the country.
People crossing a tea plantation in Gurue province. Mozambique's agriculture remains underdeveloped. The average annual cash income per rural family is just $31 (£20).
A fisherman fixing his net on the shores of Lake Niassa, one of the largest lakes in Africa. Shared by Mozambique, Malawi and Tanzania, the lake was recently declared a reserve by the government.
Mozambique has long-established ties with the Muslim world. Today, Muslims account for nearly a fifth of the population. This mosque is on Ilha do Mocambique, an island off the northern Mozambican coast.
The Makonde are an ethnic group living in the north of the country and neighbouring Tanzania. Their artwork includes these distinctive masks.
The Niassa National Reserve in northern Mozambique is difficult to reach but is home to an estimated 20,000 elephants as well as hundreds of lions.