Eros Nicolau



I first played with a camera as a kid, although it wasn't mine, it was my neighbour's - he was a professional photographer. I saved up to buy my own, but, for lack of guidance and experience, a year worth of savings went down the drain when I bought a broken new CMEHA 8M. So years passed by, with me day dreaming of photography trips all around the world, and life kept me busy and away from my dreams.

I finally got the chance to get my first (and current) 'real' camera back in the summer of 2007: a Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi, which soon thereafter was partnered with a darling Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM and all sorts of accessories that nobody mentions but that you can't do much without.

After my first proud outing with my new camera, to the magnificent Danube Delta in the summer of 2007, I was humbled by my sheer lack of basic photographic knowledge. So I quicly let myself corrupted into signing up for a year long photography course. This not only opened my horisons, but also re-kindled my long-smoldering passion for nature, for wilderness, for travel and wildlife. I've been hooked ever since.

That wasn't so long ago, but these years have seen me escaping the city with my camera and backpack and heading for the outdoors more than every fortnight, which soon added up to a whole lot of photo galleries and stories just waiting to be told. I'm fortunate to know great local wildlife photographers, like Silviu Matei (as his apprentice, I've also had the chance to go in incredible wildlife expeditions with international participation) and Doru Panaitescu and to learn from them whenever we went out together. These escapes inspired me to constantly strive to improve my own abilities. I have my own blog chronicling my escape stories, but this site is for you to just come and enjoy a selection of my personal favourite images taken over the years.

So consider yourself welcome, enjoy your visit, and do let me know what you think!