Alpine Marmot (Marmota marmota)
Mother with cub.
@ Grzegorz Leśniewski / Wild Wonders of Europe
Born in 1972 in Lublin, eastern Poland. Environmental biologist. Dedicated birdwatcher since 1985. An active member of many ornithological and ecological organizations. At the beginning of the nineties he is guiding foreign birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts through the wonders of eastern Poland for almost 8 years. He starts photographing nature in 1994. At first, mainly birds. After a while, he also turns his attention into other fields of nature photography, such as other vertebrates, landscapes and flowers. The major subject of his interest is native wildlife of Poland.
“The more I experience Polish nature, the better I see how many things is still ahead of me. There are enough exciting subjects to stick to my country for the rest of my life!" For Gregory, image itself is not a goal. "What drives me into my passion is a close contact with wild nature, that’s why I never shoots captive or game farm animals. “
As an environmental biologist, he is trying to picture interesting animal behavior and interactions between species.
For the past two years, Gregory has been concentrating on project of photographing big Polish predators in the wild – wolf, bear and lynx. “It is definitely the toughest and the most thrilling project I have ever undertaken.”
His work has been published in many magazines, nature guides, albums and calendars.
He is the author of diaporama series called “Through Primeval Forest and Marshes”, which gives moving insight into the wonders of Polish nature.