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About Cosmin-Ovidiu Manci

Hello everyone and welcome to my website!

Like you have already seen or maybe you know my name is Cosmin Ovidiu Manci and I work as a biologist at the Retezat National Park Administration in Romania.

Ever since I was a young boy I was passionate about nature, plants, bugs, animals…you name it. I used to spend endless hours surrounded by a fantastic world, and as I grew up this feeling didn’t leave. After finishing the primary school I continued my studies at the Forestry Highschool in Timisoara, and after this, the obvious choice was to study Biology. This was done at the Timisoara West University. I finished my Master Degree at the “Babes–Bolyai” University in Cluj with a paper on “Romanian Odonata”. In present I am continuing my studies with a PhD at the “Babes-Bolyai” University… again on dragonflies.

During these years I was involved in different projects and published several papers.

Any time it is possible I try to freeze some of the moments I am fortunate to see in nature. I do this in photos… and all these websites are in part because of this.


About this website

What about this website?

On this website I am trying to put together a photo album for Romanian species and not only. So, here you will find not only photos but also more information about orchids.



DSLR Collecting Saves Lives!

“Only after the last tree has been cut down,
only after the last river has been poisoned,
only after the last fish has been caught,
only then will you find that money can not be eaten.”
an old indian sayingn saying