| Van Owen : Wildlife, combat... you name it. When I was with Nightline, I was in Rwanda, Chechnya, all over Bosnia. Do some volunteer work for Greenpeace once in a while.|
Ian Malcolm : Greenpeace? What drew you there?
Van Owen : Women.
Nick Van Owen is a character mentioned in the InGen Database.
InGen Database Entry
Nick Van Owen formed part of the team organized by John Hammond to document the dinosaurs living on Isla Sorna . As well as a respected wildlife photographer, he was also selected for his experience in conflict zones.
His purpose was later revealed to be an instruction by John Hammond to disrupt the InGen efforts to capture dinosaurs on the island for the planned San Diego Jurassic Park. With Dr. Sarah Harding 's help, Van Owen infiltrated the hunters' camp and released the dinosaurs.
Van Owen encountered and brought back the injured Tyrannosaurus rex infant, and so invited the attack of its parents on the expedition's trailer. He narrowly escaped the Tyrannosaurs with Dr. Ian Malcolm and Dr. Harding.
Van Owen had heard about Roland Tembo 's plan to hunt the Tyrannosaurs. Unlike the hunters, they managed to escape the raptor ambush in the long grass, and were the first to enter the village and call for help. The survivors were then rescued by helicopter and returned to San Diego.