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At first I loved. Then I observed. Finally I photographed

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Born in 1988, since I was a child, I've been interested in nature, and looked for snakes, spiders, insects, touched tree barks, spied wild boars and foxes, admired the Sea and its colourful inhabitants. In 1999-2000 I started taking photographs together with my father, trying to join my passion for nature and congealing moments of natural life. I've been taking photographs on transparencies for many years, than I had to adopt a digital system (initially without conviction, but in the end satisfied). By 2002-2003 I started learning scubadiving tecniques, becoming then an instructor, and this practice permitted me to see and take photographs of some species hardly seen while snorkelling. Environmental Guide, I'm graduated in Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy with a thesis on nocturnal activity of the European Asp (Vipera aspis), and in Natural Sciences with a thesis on habitat use in the common wall lizard (Podarcis muralis). My photographs, papers and divulgative articles have been published on several magazines, including National Geographic (Italy, where for example his seahorse photograph from the collective project The Wild Line has been published on the cover of June 2024 issue), BBC Wildlife, Nat'Images, Unterwasser, Focus Wild, Naturfoto, Ezdive and Ocean Geographic; in 2007, I discovered a new spider species from Sardinia, and in 2019 I detected for the first time green fluorescence in a jumping spider. Host in TV broadcasts as Lineablu and Geo, I also coauthored some photographic and identification books, and realized many personal and collective exhibitions about Italian wildlife. Several photographs of mine have won or received special mentions in some international photo contests, as Asferico, GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Festival Mondial de l'Image Sous-Marine and, most of all, Wildlife Photographer of the Year where I have been chosen as category winner three times (2011-2016-2018). I teach in University master on Faunistic communication for Insubria University, and work with many Protected Areas. I've also been judge in several competitions as Asferico, Nature Photographer of the Year, See in the Sea, Abissi Città di Venezia, In&Out and others. I think curiosity and passion, together with respect and awe for natural environments, to be the strength that should drive any "être à deux pieds sans plumes". I'm often forced to conclude that Murphy's law widely intervenes in wildlife photography...


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