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Amazon: Forest at Risk
The ancient rainforest of the vast Amazon basin represents over half the world’s remaining tropical forests. This verdant wilderness is one of our richest ecosystems, harboring the greatest biodiversity on the planet. And, this forest is vital to the world’s atmospheric health as almost 25% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions come directly from tropical forest clearance. Burning down the Amazon contributes significantly to global warming.
Since 2001 Daniel has photographed the changing forest, witnessing both the worst drought in living memory and one of the river’s most extensive floods. He has documented the burning of thousands of acres of untouched rainforest.
Daniel’s photographs inspire a more detailed appreciation of this primeval forest and the plants, animals and people that depend on it. By continuing to document the threats to the forest’s wildlife and local inhabitants he presents a powerful argument for their protection.
Daniel Beltrá is a fine art photographer based in Seattle. His passion for conservation is evident in his evocatively poignant images of our environment. Since the early 1990’s, Beltrá’s work has taken him to all seven continents, including several expeditions to the Amazon, the Arctic, the Southern Oceans and the Patagonian ice fields, many of those in partnership with Greenpeace.
He received the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the Lucie Award for International Photographer of the Year – Deeper Perspective for his SPILL series. Other awards include the prestigious Prince Charles Rainforest Project, the inaugural “Global Vision Award” from the Pictures of the Year International and two World Press Photo awards. He is a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers.
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