about me / about this


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 worked as a biologist at the Retezat National Park Administration in Romania. From 1 september 2009 I left the job from Retezat National Park and now I try to concentrate more on my PhD.

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 (I think that only grow with me in the same time). After finishing the primary school I continued my studies at the Forestry Highschool in Timișoara, and after this, one of the obvious choice (at least for me) was to study Biology. This was done at the Timișoara West University. I finished my MD at the “Babeș–Bolyai” University in Cluj with a paper on romanian Odonata. In present I am continuing my studies with a PhD at the “Babeș-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.

CV as pdf for download


About this website

What about this website?

On this website I am trying to put together a photo album for plants that I find and photograph in my trips, but also I try to put there (in time) some information about species. Here will be all plants with the exceptions of orchids, this have a different page HERE.

So… this is a plant photo album with some informations about plants in general.



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

3 Responses to “about me / about this”

  1. Buna, doresc sa iau un aparat foto dslr pentru plante, cu body care sa aiba ecran rabatabil, ma ajuta foarte mult in cazul unor unghiuri greu accesibile (sunt si mica de inaltime 1.50m :D). Rugamintea mea este sa imi recomanzi un bady precum am mentionat si un obiectiv.

    Amu am un Canon Ease Share compact cu ecran rabatabil de 14Mp.

    Ganduri calme!

  2. Hello Cosmin,
    Congratulations for your interesting website, very useful. Thanks to it, I discover many beautiful plants of Romania.
    I had the chance to visit the Retezat National Parc some years ago. Could you help me to ID one interesting flower I saw there? I can send you the photos.
    Best wishes, Catherine

  3. Hi Catherine, just sent an email in your direction.


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