Hello people! I am Niklas Banowski from Düsseldorf, Germany in 1993. Since my early childhood I am into nature especially in searching reptiles and amphibians. At the age of ten I started to keep reptiles and it didn’t take long and I also tried to catch some herps with my camera. What started with just documentary images turned with the help of my father in a much more enthusiastic way of taking pictures. No, I am not just a hobbyist, I did my Bachelor of Science in biology in Düsseldorf and my master studies at the Ruhr Universität Bochum. After I finished my Master I moved to Munich to work as a biologist. Mostly my fieldwork is all about reptiles, amphibians, birds and bats. Through my knowledge I have a good connection to the animals and working with them gives me many opportunities to display different species of the European fauna (mainly amphibians and reptiles). Since 2016 I am a member in the „Gesellschaft für Naturfotografen“.




Books and articles

"Die Kreuzotter - ein Leben in ziemlich festen Bahnen" 2020 N. Otte, D. Bohle,B. Thiesmeier ISBN 978-3-933066-63-3

"Die Gattung Triturus. Geschichte Biologie Systematik Zucht" 2019 Fahrbach M, Gerlach U.  ISBN 978-3-89973-526-0

"Natuurhistorischen Maandblad 11 - Die Herpetofauna des Lüsekamps (Meinweggebiet)" (S.346-352) 2018 Niklas Banowski ISSN 0028-1107



Biologische Station Krickenbecker Seen e.V.

Bezirksregierung Arnsberg

Naturschutzzentrum im Kreis Kleve e.V.