From the day I started photographing, I always wanted to be a professional photographer in the future. That is typical for me - as soon as I get a new hobby or something like that, I get obsessed. I still do that. Right now I am having a thing for turtles. Anyway, my interest for photography never died, but my dream of becoming a photographer slowly faded away as I got older. In the meantime, I started taking courses in science and quickly fell in love with biology. That was a turning point for me, and suddenly everything started to make sense. Biology contains everything that I love about life. It has science, writing, reading (and I mean a lot of reading), nature, plants, animals... It would be enough just to mention animals, I guess.
Now I have a bachelor's degree in biology and at the end of 2018 I will have a master's degree in ethology. What is left is my master's thesis project, during which I will do ethological studies on meerkats for six months. It will be a blast, I think - I am very excited to get to know these fantastic little animals.
People sometimes ask me if I like studying. No, I usually answer. I do not really like the studying in itself - but I absolutely love learning new things. Especially things that I am passionately interested in, such as animals, biology and science. That certainly makes five years of studying worth it.
In my master's program, we spend a lot of time at the zoo where I will perform my thesis project. The following pictures were taken the last time we went there, using the junk camera and the Sigma lens. To be honest, I can definitely see differences in image quality compared to my other camera and lenses, but I still think these pictues work fine for showing like this on the internet. And yeah, one of them is featuring one of my future buddies - SEE YOU SOON!