As long as I can remember I have been interested in nature and visited different nature locations with my family. I started to take nature photographs in 2010. In 2011 I was for the first time in a photohide photographing wolverines and bears. January 2012 my father taught me how to use a professional camera in manual mode and large lenses to photograph animals. Since that I have been very excited and actively photographing with my father in different places and gotten a lot of memorable moments in nature. I use my camera in full manual mode and take pictures in RAW format and use Adobe Lightroom software for editing.
My first ever own photograph exhibition was set up in May 2013 and was in my home towns Town Hall exhibition area.
I have participated and also awarded in many photography competitions, including: Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Memorial Maria Louisa, Festival de l’Oiseau de la Nature, Asferico, Oasis Photo Contest, IFWP, GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Siena International Photo Awards, Narava, Milvus Nature Photography Contest, MontPhoto and Vuoden luontokuva in Finland.
With his photographs he tries to highlight and show the importance of the species of our environment, as a way of knowledge and enhancement of the natural spaces that surround us.
As time goes by, he has been acquiring more knowledge, leaving aside a documentary photography style and focusing into something new, giving his images the necessary to achieve the difference among an attractive picture into a really impressive ones.
At the age of 20, he was pleased to partnership with Olympus brand by testing its equipment, what made Egoitz take the decision to change his equipment brand due to the quality, ergonomics of the equipment and service received. As a result, he had the opportunity to be a speaker at the FIO trade show, one of the most important ornithological tourism fairs in Europe.
Egoitz has been awarded in many national and international competitions, including MontPhoto, Maria Luisa Memorial and Fotoaves organized by SEO birding.
What I enjoy the most is wildlife photography, fauna. I like to capture the animal in its environment and its behaviors.
I have been doing photography since I was 12 years old. But I am passionate about nature since my youngest age. I love the mountain and its wildlife that lives there. The mountain is one of the medium that is still the least modified by man. And it’s easy to escape the human once there. In my photos I like to have natural animal behaviors. I also love playing with the light. Which is for me an incredible source for a photographer.
She is also a member of Panthera’s Conservation Council, a global advisory board providing the organisation with actionable advice for the conservation of wild felids all over the world.
Her photography has taken her to Madagascar, Indonesia, Ecuador and Southern Africa documenting endangered biodiversity in ever-shrinking habitats.
Her experience as a conservationist includes working for Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative in Belize, the #SaveTheLeuser Campaign of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme and the Rainforest Action Network, as well as PETA’s Captive Animal Law Enforcement team in Los Angeles.
Celina is currently studying for a BSc in Biological Sciences at Imperial College London in the United Kingdom.
My photographic equipment is composed by: Canon reflex 70d | Canon EF 100-400 mm IS | Tamron 90 mm SP