News

20/10/2020

Sahara story on EL PAÍS SEMANAL

A portfolio extracted from my Sahara project has been published by the Spanish weekly magazine El País Semanal. Check out the gallery here.

19/09/2020

NEW BOOK: Sahara “erg | reg”

“Erg | Reg” is my second book, and it is an invitation to discover the landscapes  and wildlife of the Sahara desert. I have been working on this since the 2008, but especially in the last four years. I had to deal with sandstorms and downpours, and most of the time I returned to my base-camp with empty memory cards. However, sometimes the results have come, and they have rewarded all my efforts. Visit the page and order your copy!

12/09/2020

NG Italy: Mountains of the world

National Geographic Italia published a series of book about the mountains of the world, for which I wrote a couple of stories, accompanied by some photographs, concerning wildlife of Patagonia.

01/09/2020

Wild Alhambra on The Guardian

Everybody knows the Alhambra. But few ones know it has also a wild side. My story on the  wildlife living in the pools of the Moorish monument is now on The Guardian

24/04/2020

Lockdown interview

Montphoto is producing a series of video during which photographers talk about their projects and their daily life during the current lockdown. You can watch the video here. I have been talking about my Sahara project, showing also some recent footage from the latest expedition. I am now working on selecting the pictures for an exhibition and a new book that will be published in autumn.

01/04/2020

New story: Wild Alhambra

I spent the last two month working in the Sahara desert within the grant got by Montphoto/WWF Spain. Now I am in lockdown at home, editing the pictures in order to present them (through a talk, an exhibition and also a book) at the next Montphoto Fest in October. Therefore, I also found some time to update the website with a new gallery, focused on the wildlife – especially amphibians – in the Alhambra monument.

15/01/2020

Hooded grebe story on bioGraphic (with videos!)

My story on the hooded grebes has been published on bioGraphic. This time, the story includes also several videos, almost all taken by my friend Gonzalo Ignazi. The text includes the most updated information on the conservation of this very endangered species.

30/10/2019

GDT International Nature Photography Festival 2019

I had a great time at the GDT Festival. The title of my presentation was “Beyond alpenglows: conservation stories from Patagonia”. It has been a honor to talk about my experiences on such a prestigious stage, sharing it with so many talented photographers. And it was a nice sensation to see one of my favorite hooded grebe pictures everywhere, used on one of the festival posters. I hope to come back in the next years!

10/10/2019

Conservation photojournalism grant

I have been awarded with the MontPhoto / WWF España grant for conservation photojournalism. I am very happy for this, but I also know that it is a great responsibility and that I will have to work very hard to complete my project, focused on Sahara desert wildlife. I carried out already several expeditions in the last 10 years, but time and financial constraints prevented me to fully accomplish my goals. I hope that this grant will allow me to complete the project. My work is carried out in collaboration with the Spanish NGO Harmusch. Click here to get more insights

12/09/2019

Eleonora’s falcon documentary

From the Mediterranean Sea to Madagascar: a couple of years ago I collaborated with ARTE channel to the production of a documentary on the Eleonora’s falcon migration, largely based on the findings exposed in my PhD thesis. You can watch the trailer by clicking hereIt has been a privileged experience, including travels to countries where I never went before, such as Mali and Madagascar. I am very happy that an amazing phenomena like this trans-equatorial migration is shown to a wide audience.

23/04/2019

Terre Sauvage: special issue on Andalusia

The April issue of Terre Sauvage magazine (France) dedicates a lot of space to Andalusia, with three stories on which I have been working close to my hometown, Granada. In particular, the one regarding amphibians conservation in the Alhambra is definitely the most “zero distance” photo project I have ever done! The other two stories are about the Iberian ibex, from the desert to the Mediterranean coast, and the biodiversity of Sierra Nevada.

11/04/2019

Silky sifaka in Madagascar: new story out

My story on the silky sifaka, one of the most endangered lemurs, has been published in the April issue of BBC Wildlife Magazine. You can see some shots in the new gallery.

01/03/2019

Hooded grebe story published by Terre Sauvage

The French magazine Terre Sauvage published my story on the hooded grebe. My pictures are accompanied by a compelling text full of insights on the issues faced by this endangered species.

21/12/2018

Hooded grebe story in GDT Forum Naturfotografie

The story on the hooded grebe has been published also by the prestigious magazine of the German association of nature photographers. The text has been written by myself, too.

01/11/2018

Wild Alhambra in National Geographic Spain

A picture of my project on the Alhambra wildlife has been published by the Spanish edition of National Geographic Magazine in order to illustrate the amphibian conservation project carried out within the monument.

10/10/2018

Entrevista para AEFONA

Es posible leer aquí una entrevista donde cuento algo sobre mi proyecto del macá tobiano en Patagonia y algo del “detrás la escena”.

15/09/2018

Hooded grebe story in Audubon Magazine

“Guardians of the grebes” is the title of a six-pages story on the hooded grebes published by the prestigious Audubon Magazine (USA). You can read it through the online version, here.

27/08/2018

Wild Alhambra story published by Roots magazine

The story on the amphibian conservation project carried out in the Alhambra palace has been published by the Dutch magazine Roots. It includes also pictures on other wildlife species dwelling in this worldwide famous monument.

04/08/2018

Hooded grebe story in BBC Wildlife Magazine

The first publication from my Hooded grebe project has been issued in the UK by BBC Wildlife Magazine. Stay tuned because during the next weeks I will upload a gallery on this story, focused on one of the most endangered birds of the world.

15/12/2017

Interview for Jungles in Paris

The webmagazine Jungles in Paris, that recently published two of my stories, made me an interview on my job that you can read here.

30/11/2017

Crete in winter published by Naturfoto

My portfolio on winter landscapes in the island of Crete (Greece) has been published by the German magazine Naturfoto.

05/11/2017

Ibex portfolio in GDT Forum Naturfotografie

In one year, my story on the Iberian ibex appeared on several magazines. But this publication is very special. GDT Forum Naturfotografie, the magazine run by the Society of German Nature Photographers, is known for the very high standard of contents and the awesome printing quality.

15/09/2017

Ibex story in Bell’Europa

The Italian magazine Bell’Europa published my Iberian ibex story in its September issue. The opening spread is an aerial shot of the Guadix depression, and can be seen in the “Acróbatas” gallery.

13/05/2017

Ibex story in BBC Wildlife Magazine

“Rock stars” is the title of the story on the Iberian ibex in Granada province published by the prestigious British magazine. A tasteful selection from my bilingual coffee- table book “Acróbatas”.

20/02/2017

VIDEO: la Aventura del Saber

La Aventura del Saber ha transmitido un documental/entrevista sobre mi libro Acróbatas. Es el resultado de dos días de grabación a los cuales se han añadido materiales mios y del archivo de RTVE. Podéis verlo pinchando aquí.

 

06/01/2017

Ibex story in National Geographic

The Spanish and Portuguese editions of NG Magazine host in 18 pages my story on the Iberian ibex in Sierra Nevada and in the semi-desert areas of Guadix, all within the Granada district, in Andalusia. I am happy to see that working on long-term projects, at a local scale, is so rewarding!

27/11/2016

COVER STORY: Iberian ibex in Roots

The Dutch magazine ROOTS published a ten-pages story on the Iberian ibex of Southern Spain, featuring also text excerpts from my book.

21/09/2016

ACRÓBATAS: my first book

After three years of work, carried out only within the province of Granada, among deserts, mountains and coastal cliffs, from sea level up to more than 3,000 metres, my first book, ACRÓBATAS, is now ready. Click here to see its characteristics, a selection of 20 pictures and find all the information to get it.

09/08/2016

New publication: Andalusia in Nat’Images

The French magazine Nat’Images published a 8 pages feature on my favorite spots in Eastern Andalusia. See the opening page, showing Guadix badlands, here.

21/05/2016

New publications: BBC Wildlife Magazine

The last two issues of BBC Wildlife Magazine featured two pictures of mine on Brown bears in Spain and Barbary macaques in Morocco. See the respective galleries in the “Species” section.

28/04/2016

Proiezione a Lecce

Il prossimo 7 maggio alle ore 19 terró una proiezione a Lecce, dal titolo “Il lato selvaggio del Mediterraneo”, presso la Fondazione Palmieri, in vicolo dei Sotterranei 21.

01/02/2016

New publication: brown bear story in Roots

My story on brown bears in Northern Spain has been featured in the February issue of the Dutch magazine Roots. See the pictures in my new gallery.

19/12/2015

El lado salvaje del Mediterraneo

En el marco de la exposición del Wildlife Photographer of the Year en Madrid, el 30 de noviembre he dado una charla/conferencia en la Fnac de Callao, titulada “El lado salvaje del Mediterraneo”, un recorrido a través de los lugares mas salvajes del Mare Nostrum, con imagenes relativas a 15 años de actrividades fotograficas y de investigación. Gracias a todos los que han asistido!

A este enlace, podéis ver un recorrido por la exposición, durante el cual comento algunas de las fotos ganadoras

12/11/2015

Por El Planeta Photo competition

My snow tunnel picture from Sierra Nevada got the third place in the “Wild Habitat” category of this new contest focused on conservation photography. Despite being only at its first edition, almost 30000 pictures have been submitted. Check out the galleries, there are awesome shots from top professionals!

27/10/2015

In italiano: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015

 

Alcuni links sui riconoscimenti che ho ricevuto in questo prestigioso concorso:

intervista sul web magazine Galileo

intervista (audio) su Radio3Scienza

le storie dietro le mie due foto premiate, su Genius loci: la “Trappola di sale” e “Dove nasce la primavera

14/10/2015

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015

I am very happy to announce that I have got two placings in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015! My “Butterfly in cristal” won the invertebrates category, while “Tunnel of spring” is finalist in the “On the land” category. See my galleries “My Mediterranean” and “Las Beticas” to see more pictures from the relative stories. Both photographs have been taken in locations that I knwo very well and for which I feel a strong connection. The butterfly, in my native region (Salento, Italy), in the very first place where I started using a reflex camare 15 years before. And the tunnel was located in Sierra Nevada (Spain), where I am currently living and developing a long term project.

04/10/2015

New award: “Mención de honor” in Montphoto

Happy to be also this year in the exhibition and catalog of this important contest. I took this picture of Spanish ibexes (Capra pyrenaica) the past autumn here in Sierra Nevada. Have a look at my gallery Las Beticas to see this one and more picture from the same area.

29/09/2015

New publication: Chilean Patagonia in Asferico

My picture story concerning the “hidden” side of Patagonia has been published by Asferico magazine! Visit my gallery “Patagonia esenciál” to see some of the published pictures.

05/08/2015

New publication: brown bear in Terre Sauvage

A picture of a mother with a cub taken during the last May in Asturias (Spain) opens an article on the French magazine. See it in my publications page.

11/03/2015

New publication: Pollino in Naturfoto

On the last issue of this German magazine you can find my 10 pages reportage on the Bosnian pines of Pollino National Park (Southern Italy). Pollino is a special place for me because I went there the first time when I was a child, and it had strong importance on shaping my passion for wilderness and mountains! See the pictures in my gallery “The Garden of the Gods“.

01/10/2014

GENIUS LOCI

www.geniusloci.photo: finally we start! A nature photography blog where discover a new picture every day. Fourteen contributors each one from his own area, from the far edges of Italy and Europe. I will contribute with pictures from Andalucía (Spain), and sometimes also from my native area: Salento (Italy). Follow us here and have a look at the description of our project, which is available also in English.

10/07/2014

New award: “Mención de honor” in Montphoto

MONTPHOTO, International Competition of Nature Photography: one finalist picture in the category “Environmental report” and 6 more selected ones in different categories. Check out the galleries here. The picture depicts a captive Chamelion imprisoned in a cage in the Marrakech market. You can see it in my gallery “Only one planet“. I hope this picture will raise more awareness on the illegal wildlife trade that takes place in Morocco.

01/05/2014

Presentation at Asferico Fotofestival

I will have the pleasure to give a slideshow and a talk on Patagonia at the Asferico Fotofestival 2014 , on the 2nd of May in Comacchio, Italy

19/04/2014

New awards: commended pictures in Asferico photocontest

8th International Asferico Nature Photo Competition: two commended pictures: “Kelp goose” in Birds category and “Alligator” in “Other animals” category. Have a look at the results here and browse my galleries “Patagonia esenciàl” and “Alligators” to see more pictures on the same topics.

25/10/2013

New gallery: Patagonia

Finally available, a selection of the pictures from my journey in Patagonia, following an ideal travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean. Enjoy this new gallery!

05/09/2013

New publication: cover on Ecology Letters

A Condor picture that I took in Patagonia has been used as cover of the prestigious scientific journal Ecology Letters. You can see the picture in my Patagonia gallery and the cover in my publications page.

18/06/2013

New publication: Sahara in Asferico magazine

My Sahara picture story has been published by Asferico magazine! Visit my gallery “of sand and stars” to see some of the published pictures.

20/01/2013

Facebook page

Now I have also a Facebook page, please visit it and give me your “like”! Stay tuned because I will update there the most recent pictures from my current stay in Patagonia.

19/04/2012

New gallery: Sweden

I added a new gallery including the pictures collected during my expedition in the Swedish tundra during june/july 2011. Have a look at “a summer in the tundra“!

10/06/2011

New publication: Salento by SIMEBOOKS

This new book features several pictures of mine, including the one on the cover! It depicts the rocky coast of Sant’Andrea, on the Adriatic sea.