When Lisa, who goes by Ostdrossel, moved from Germany to Michigan in 2012, the variety of wildlife in her backyard surprised her. She had moved to the U.S. for love — but never anticipated falling in love with her wild neighbors, too.
Like any new relationship, she wanted to capture every moment. So she started snapping photos.
“There was so much color and diversity, different from what I was used to in city life,” Ostdrossel told The Dodo. “I wanted to share them with my family in Germany and so I started feeding birds and taking photos.”