My name is Nico Goldbach and I'm a student from Munich. I entered the world of pictures with filmmaking. With my first camcorder I often sat several hours at lakes and tried to document the bird life. For my video camera I also bought a underwater housing together with professional lights to record the fascinating world below the water surface during scuba diving. Over time I more and more borrowed the DSLRs from friends for my hiking tours in the mountains and in the beginning of 2018 I decided to buy my own camera, a Fujifilm X-T2 together with the Fujinon 100-400 mm tele lens.
From the beginning on, I was focused on wildlife and not surprisingly I found myself back at the notorious lakes to take still images of the animals. My passion for the mountains in Bavaria and Austria influences a lot of my photos. I take my camera with me on nearly any hiking tour in the mountains and of course I'm cursing about its weight. But after successful photography, I usually forget about the efforts. Beside wildlife photography I also occupy myself with landscape photography. My latest lens is a 80 mm macro lens, which really enthuses me. The macro photography portfolio is still quite small, but I'm sure there will be more pictures coming in future.
I appreciate that you are interested in my photos on this website. Today photography is strongly biased by social media. There are lots of copies and often you can find a thousand times the same motif. The insane delusion about the photography locations is developing absurd tendencies even leading to people risking their own lives for taking a picture somebody else had already taken.
For me this is the special aspect to wildlife photography. No situation equals another and a pictures is hard to be repeated or reconstructed. Every moment spent with animals in free wilderness is unique.
Photo by: Jana Scheffold