My name is Dave Augustin and I was born in 1984. I grew up in the Ruhr area, more precisely in Bochum. At the end of 2007 I bought my first DSLR.
At first I was engaged in industrial photography, and only later in nature and its motifs. I learned that with patience and a lot of time I could track down the animals I was looking for.
Surprisingly, nature in the middle of industrial areas offer fascinating retreats for many animals and plants. At first glance, one does not really suspect this.
Animals such as the eagle owl, natterjack toad, and fox have adapted to industrial circumstances and now inhabit abandoned quarries and other habitats near people.
These retreats and animals must be protected and preserved so that these gifts of nature remain with us for a long time to come.
With this website I want to present you these and other animals from North Rhine-Westphalia and other natural landscapes.