During his past two decades as a photographer, Daniel Beltrá has shot landscapes on all seven continents, traveling equally the beauty and tragedy found in nature across the globe. Beltrá works mostly in the air, giving the viewer with the broad scale of what he encounters while perched inside an airplane or helicopter such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill which he captured over the span of two months.
He describes in his artist statement that the “fragility of our ecosystems is a continuous thread throughout my work. My photographs show the vast scale of transformation our world is under from human-made stresses.”
Beltrá hopes that his unique aerial perspective and subject matter instill an understanding of how we are directly affecting the environment around us and at the edges of the globe.