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Je suis obligé de transformations continues,
parce que tout est en croissance et
En bref, à force de transformations,
Je suis sans être capable de saisir la nature,
puis en descendant cette rivière, les dates,
un vert, journée puis jaune,
Sec après-midi ed demain sera un torrent
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 some years, than I had to adopt a digital system (initially without conviction, but in the end satisfied). By 2002-2003 I started scubadiving, and this practice permitted me to see and take photographs of some species hardly seen while snorkelling. 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; I also wrote two books about terrestrial and marine invertebrates of Sardinia as a coauthor with Bruno Manunza. I realized three exhibitions, the first about Sardinian wild orchids with Bruno Manunza (2009), the second about Italian reptiles and amphibians with Matteo Di Nicola (2011-2012), the third always with Matteo Di Nicola about Italian invertebrates, sponsored by Archivio Fotografico Italiano (2012). Some of my photographs have won or received special mentions in some international photo contests, including the prestigious Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 (BBC) in which my shot of a grass snake near a waterfall won the “Animal Portraits” category. 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...
I'd like to thank many people, so any list would always be incomplete. Anyway, many people helped in research, photography, or simply during walks and underwater dives, someone for a short period, others for a longer period. In strictly alphabetical order: Lido Andreella, Simone Andreella, Claudio Argentiero, Pit Baer, Michele Balbo, Francesco Ballarin, Andrea Baressi, Paolo Bergò, Massimo Bertozzi, Emanuele Biggi, Armando Bottelli, Domenico Brangi, Filippo Maria Buzzetti, Marco Caccianiga, Franklin Cala-Riquelme, Alberto Carati, Sergio Carboni, Giacomina Carìa, Carla Castiglioni, Anna Cataldi, Andrea Ciracì, Andrea Colombo, Andrea Colombo, Carlo Colombo, Giorgio Colombo, Marilena Colombo, Paola Colombo, Susanna Colombo, Chiara Compostella, Giulia Correddu, Ilaria Cossu, Sergio Cossu, Roberto Czeppel, Antonio Dal Lago, Alessandro De Maddalena, Arthur Decae, Matteo Di Nicola, Olivia Dondina, Victor Fet, Tiziano Fiorenza, Lidia Fleba, Adrian Fowles, Chiara Frigerio, Elena Genasi, Mauro Gobbi, Giampiero Goggi, Franco Guadagni, Buzz Hoffmann, Daniela Lai, Felix Lorenz, Chiara Maffioletti, Eleonora Manca, Federico Mangili, Luca Mangili, Bruno Manunza, Marta Marchini, Teresa Mascellani, Grégoire Meier, Sara Migliaccio, Emma Minari, Sabrina Moreni, Alex Mustard, Alfiuccia Musumeci, Nicola Nitti, Ulisse Ogliari, Dario Ottonello, Rita Paulesu, Giovanni Paulis, Michele Pietrangelo, Claudia Pischedda, Alessandro Pitton, Jan Ove Rein, Aldo Rismondo, Marco Rismondo, Francesca Rosazza, Silvia Salvan, Dino Schiff, Axel L. Schoenhofer, Giulia Scotto, Daniele Seglie, Matteo Simonic, Giovanni Soldato, Michael Soleglad, Francesca Succi, Stefano Taiti, Giulia Tessa, Elena Tettamanzi, Giovanni Tola, Francesco Tomasinelli, Daniele Vecchione, Valerio Vignoli, Giuseppe Zambellini and many others.