Born in Madrid, Spain, Daniel Beltrá is a photographer based in Seattle, Washington. His enthusiasm for conservation is evident in images of our environment that are evocatively poignant. The very striking large-scale photographs by Beltrá are images shot from the air. This perspective gives the viewer a wider context of the beauty and devastation he witnesses, as well as revealing a delicate sense of scale. After two months of photographing the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill, he generated many visually arresting images of the manmade tragedy. .
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 that he obtained the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award along with the Lucie Award to its International Photographer of the Year – Deeper Perspective,. His SPILL photos toured the entire world independently and as part of the Prix Pictet exhibitions. In 2009, Beltrá obtained the prestigious Prince’s Rainforest Project award given by Prince Charles. Other highlights include the BBVA Foundation award in 2013 and also the inaugural “Global Vision Award” from the Pictures of the Year International at 2008. In 2007 and 2006 he received awards for his work in the Amazon out of World Press Photo. Daniel’s work was released by the most notable international publications including The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Le Monde, and El Pais, amongst many others.