Daniel Beltrá at WildSpeak 2017
Spanish wildlife photographer Daniel Beltrá takes part in WILDSPEAK 2017, a two-day symposium that brings together some of the world’s leading conservation photographers.
Daniel Beltrá will raise awareness on global warming in the keynote presentation Seeing Above Climate Change, as part of WILDSPEAK 2017, the two-day symposium organized by the International League of Conservation Photographers.
For more than a decade, Beltra has documented the plight of the Amazon rainforest. His quest has also taken him to the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland and the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. All of these topics and locations are pieces in the puzzle of global warming, a grave challenge that must urgently be solved. These images instill a deeper appreciation for nature and an understanding of the precarious balance our lifestyle has placed on the planet.
About Daniel Beltrá
Born in Madrid, Spain, Beltrá is a photographer based in Seattle, Washington. His passion for conservation is evident in images of our environment that are evocatively poignant. The most striking large-scale photographs by Beltrá are images shot from the air. This perspective gives the viewer a wider context to the beauty and destruction he witnesses, as well as revealing a delicate sense of scale. After two months of photographing the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill, he produced many visually arresting images of the man-made disaster.
Over the past two decades, Beltrá’s work has taken him to all seven continents, including several expeditions to the Brazilian Amazon, the Arctic, the Southern Oceans and the Patagonian ice fields. For his work on the Gulf Oil Spill, in 2011 he received the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award and the Lucie Award for the International Photographer of the Year – Deeper Perspective. His Spill photos toured the world independently and as part of the Prix Pictet exhibitions. In 2009, Beltrá received the prestigious Prince’s Rainforest Project award granted by Prince Charles. Other highlights include the BBVA Foundation award in 2013 and the inaugural Global Vision Award from the Pictures of the Year International in 2008. In 2007 and 2006 he received awards for his work in the Amazon from World Press Photo.
Beltrá’s work has been published by the most prominent international publications including The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Le Monde, and El Pais. He is a fellow of the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers.