And, finally, I can show the first results of a long term project which I began some years ago with my friends Bruno D’Amicis and Marco Colombo! Massive and invisible at the same time, the Mediterranean monk seal is struggling to regain space on the shores of the World’s busiest sea. Its secrets, enclosed in the folds of the wildest coastlines, are revealed in this book. The result is a unique portrait of this species, in which aesthetics and scientific facts merge. Get more info and order a copy here


Spanish ibex: cover story on Ranger Rick!

Almost seven years after their publication my first book, my Iberian ibex pictures still roam around the world: this time as a cover story on the US children magazine Ranger Rick. You can see some of them on the “Acróbatas” gallery.


“Reforestar con sabiduría”: Colombia story on National Geographic

The work I carried out in Colombia thanks to the “National Geographic Covid Emergency Fund for Journalists” has been published in a 9 pages portfolio, including my text, within the Latin America edition of National Geographic Magazine. You can know more about this work in my latest gallery.


Silky sifakas in Terra Mater Magazine

For the first time, I published a story in Terra Mater Magazine (Austria / Germany). It is about the silky sifaka , one of the most endangered primate species. You can know more about the species and check out my selection of pictures here.


Sahara story on GDT Forum

My Sahara project has been featured on GDT Forum, the magazine of the German association of nature photographers. I am happy because it is one of the best edits this story has received so far (thanks Sandra Bartocha!), and the text has been written by myself.


Sahara story on NatImages

The French magazine NatImages published a 8 pages feature about my work in the Sahara desert. I contributed with both text and pictures. Check out my Sahara project here.


Whitley Award video

The hooded grebe project carried out by Aves Argentinas  received the Whitley Award, one of the highest recognitions for a conservation project. I am proud to have contributed to the visual outputs of this project. A video including footage taken by several people, including myself, has been released. I must say that it is very special to see my shots, even if just a few seconds, narrated by Sir David Attenborough! You can watch it here.


Sahara story on BBC Wildlife Magazine

BBC Wildlife Magazine published a 9 pages story about Sahara biodiversity and its conservation issues. I contributed with both text and pictures. Check out my Sahara project here.


Interview on Asferico magazine

The Italian magazine Asferico published a 10 pages interview about my personal view on current trends in nature photography.


Cuvier’s gazelles on New Scientist

“First ever high-res image taken of rare gazelles in a desert setting”: my work with the Cuvier’s gazelle has been featured by the New Scientist. Read the full story here.


Sahara story on GEO France

A 14 pages story concerning the conservation issues faced by Saharan wildlife and my experience during this project has been published by the French magazine GEO. The story is also advertised on the cover!


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.


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!


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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!


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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”.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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”.


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.



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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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!


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


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.


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.


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.