Domenico Ruiu has always had a strong relationship with the Sardinian fauna, which is the main subject of his photographic production. His artistic research focuses on the animal world, especially on endangered birds of prey which Ruiu usually hunts with his camera around Italy, France, Spain, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Tunisia, Algeria and Alaska. In Sardinia, he was featured in many exhibitions, which he himself sometimes curated. In 2012, he held a solo show in the province of Nuoro - Ali sul fiume (Winds on the River) - which was followed by a book of the same name, published by Fabula in 2013. Domenico Ruiu regularly collaborates with publishers and public institutions to create photography books centred on the natural world. In the last 35 years, his work has been featured in the pages of the most important nature magazines and has also been the subject of three short movies filmed and produced by GEO Magazine. In 2014, Ruiu was given an honorary degree in Environmental and Forest Sciences by the Department of Agricolture of the Università di Sassari, and in 2015 he was awarded the Premio Le Gru at the Etna Photo Meeting.