I am Edmund Lelkes. Photography, as being my only hobby, is deeply rooted in my childhood. I have always been interested in animals, especially in birds. My father was breeding budgerigars and taught me to respect nature and love animals as well as their habitat. I did not become a vet, however, but I still feel a kind of desire to get to animals as close as possible. Photography is a proper way of doing so. I have been taking photos of wild fauna and flora since 2010. I find happiness; peace and satisfaction in photography that helps me get rid of the rush of our running world for at least a couple of hours. In addition, I can only hope that my photos will enchant you and make you stop and think that we still have some intact and well-preserved parts of the world and breathtaking breeds of animals to save for our children.
My motto is as follows:
"Hope and the future for me are not in lawns and cultivated fields, not in towns and cities, but in the impervious and quaking swamps." – H. D. Thoreau, Walden