Seduced by Nature

From the very beginning, I have always been passionate about my vocation as a photographer. I have tried to do my best to find the most suitable outward expression of my innermost vision of the Natural World. At times I have striven to capture Nature's wildest and most merciless facet while on other occasions its most tender and touching side. Both aspects have always enthralled me.

The fact that Nature creates, evolves, perfects and embellishes itself offers me, as a photographer, an omnipresent challenge to my personal quest for a composition both aesthetically pleasing, and elegant in its delicacy.

This quest has spurred me on to capture moments that will have such an impact on the spectators' senses that they will feel that they have enriched their lives from the experience. In this way I try to transmit knowledge and understanding so as to promote the conservation of our Living World.

My passion for photography began as a consequence of my early love of Nature and a desire to capture what I felt during that experience. I gradually became aware that capturing images at precise moments in time is a unique personal achievement that is the essence of photography. All my photographic work has one common denominator, which may be best summarized conceptually as "The Art of Creation is the Art of Nature."

Highlights

More than 170 recognitions in the most prestigious international contests, about 55 of which are main prizes. World-renowned nature photography competitions were a panel of experts in the fields of photography, science, and conservation are looking for outstanding images that raise awareness of nature's beauty and fragility, while also championing the highest ethical standards in wildlife photography.

  • WPY - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    Runner-up (Second Prize Winner) - 2012
    Highly Commended - 2015, 2007

  • GDT - European Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    First Prize Winner - 2017, 2014, 2013, 2012
    Runner-up (Second Prize Winner) - 2016
    Highly Commended - 2017, 2016, 2013, 2007, 2006x2

  • Glanzlichter

    All-Over Winner - 2009
    First Prize Winner - 2012, 2009
    Highly Commended - 2017x2, 2015x2, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009

  • Asferico

    First Prize Winner - 2012, 2010
    Second Prize - 2009, 2008
    Third Prize - 2009, 2008
    Highly Commended - 2017x2, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008x3

  • Montier

    All-Over Winner - 2012
    First Prize Winner - 2013, 2011
    Silver Prize - 2015
    Bronze Prize - 2008
    Special Prize - 2014
    Highly Commended - 2106x2, 2015, 2011, 2010

  • MML - Memorial Maria Luisa

    All-Over Winner - 2012
    All-Over Winner (Second Prize XX Edition). Nature category - 2009
    First Prize Winner - 2016, 2015x2, 2012x2, 2011
    Highly Commended - 2016x2, 2015x4, 2014x3, 2013x2, 2012, 2011x3, 2010x3, 2009x2, 2008x3

  • Nature's Best

    First Prize Winner - 2016, 2014
    Highly Commended - 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012x2, 2008

  • HBW - Hand Book of the World

    All-Over Winner - 2012

  • ICP Awards

    First Prize Winner - 2012x2

  • Lux Awards

    Golden Lux - 2015, 2012
    Silver Lux - 2016, 2014, 2013
    Bronze Lux - 2015, 2014
    Highly Commended - 2012

  • Montphoto

    First Prize Winner - 2014, 2013, 2012
    Highly Commended - 2016x2, 2015, 2014x5, 2012x3, 2011

  • IPA - International Photography Awards

    First Prize Winner - 2012x2
    Second Prize - 2013x2
    Highly Commended - 2014x9, 2013x14, 2012x6, 2008x5

  • Oasis

    First Prize Winner - 2012
    Third Prize Winner - 2013
    Highly Commended - 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010

  • NWF - National Wildlife Federation

    First Prize Winner - 2014
    Second Prize - 2013
    Highly Commended - 2012

  • Nature Images Awards

    First Prize Winner - 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012
    Second Prize Winner - 2016, 2013, 2012
    Highly Commended - 2015x2, 2014, 2013x3

  • Narava

    All-Over Winner - 2012
    FIAP Gold Medal - 2012
    PSA Gold Medal - 2014
    FZS Gold Medal - 2013
    FD Gra Silver Medal - 2014
    Highly Commended - 2010, 2009

  • Golden Turtle

    Specially Commended - 2015x2, 2013