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Daniel Beltra
Spain


Spanish born Daniel Beltrá is a world-renowned photographer living in Seattle, Washington (USA).

 

Daniel started out as a staff photographer in his native Madrid for the Spanish National Agency EFE. After four-years there, he became the Paris based Gamma Agency's correspondent in Spain. For a decade, he covered hard news and feature stories for Gamma around the world. He is fluent in English, French, and Spanish and is conversational in Portuguese from his many trips to the Amazon.

 

In 1990, Daniel began his collaboration with the NGO Greenpeace becoming one of their main freelance photographers. He has documented expeditions to the Amazon, the Arctic, the Southern Oceans, and the Patagonian Ice Fields.

 

His work has appeared in the most prominent international publications.

 

Daniel brings the sensibility and craft of a news photographer to the fields of nature and the environment, making images, which inspire greater respect and conservation of our planet. Shown in large format these images have the beauty and composition of fine art while telling a vital story.

 

Since 2001 Daniel has photographed the changing Amazon rainforest, witnessing both the worst drought in living memory and one of the Amazon River’s most extensive floods. He has documented the burning of thousands of acres of untouched rainforest. Daniel’s photographs inspire an enhanced appreciation of this primeval forest and the plants, animals and people that depend on it.

 

In 2006 and 2007 Daniel was awarded at the World Press Photo and the China International Press Photo Contest, for his work on the Amazon drought. In 2008 he received the Global Vision Award from the Pictures of the Year International Competition.

 

Daniel is a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

 

On April 16, 2009 Daniel Beltrá won the Prince’s Rainforests Project Award. This Project, founded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, recognizes the global role played by rainforests in climate change and aims to achieve consensus about how the rate of deforestation might be slowed and stopped. Tom Stoddart, Chair of the Award Judging Committee said: “For over two decades Daniel’s cameras have highlighted man’s devastating impact on the planet by depicting the destruction of ancient forests, peoples, oceans, species and the ozone layer. His passion and talent to inform in tandem with his artistic eye, makes him the perfect recipient of this most prestigious and important award.”

  • SPOIL
    Video
  • Flathead Wild Revisited
    Video
  • Great Bear Rainforest RAVE
    Video
  • SPOIL Trailer : Great Bear Rainforest RAVE
    Video
  • Daniel Beltrá Patagonia RAVE
    Video
  • Patagonia RAVE slideshow
    Slideshow

SPOIL

by EP Films and iLCP


Will the Great bear Rainforest RAVE team find a spirit bear?

iLCP teamed up with EP FIlms to create a documentary that tells the story of the threats facing the Great Bear Rainforest and the continued efforts of  the First Nations communities and conservations groups to protect this wild landscape.

About the Great Bear Rainforest RAVE

The International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) has teamed up with Pacific WILD, the Gitga’at First Nation of British Columbia, LightHawk, TidesCanada, Save our Seas Foundation, Sierra Club BC, and the Dogwood initiative to carry out a Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition (RAVE) in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. We are focusing our energy and cameras on this pristine region in response to plans by several large multinational companies to build a pipeline for heavy crude oil from the Alberta tar sands across British Columbia to the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest.

The tar sands in northern Alberta are arguably one of the world’s most environmentally-devastating extractive industries and the proposed pipeline would put one of our planet’s most ecologically-sensitive and intact marine ecosystems at risk for a catastrophic oil spill through increased mega tanker traffic.

The 14-day expedition to the Great Bear Rainforest called upon 7 world-renowned photographers and 3 videographers to thoroughly document the region’s landscapes, wildlife, and culture. The RAVE provided media support to the First Nations and environmental groups seeking to stop the proposed Enbridge Gateway pipeline project (and thus expansion of the tar sands) and to expose the plan to lift the oil tanker ship moratorium.

News and Updates on the film

SPOIL premiered at Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City California January 2011

Awards

Best Environmental Film, Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Nominated for the Telluride Mountainfilm 2011 Moving Mountains Award

Best Long Film Award at the Coastal Film Festival judged by First Nation Youth

Merit Award for Musical Selection, Best of Craft, Best Photography, Best Environmental Film (Category Winner)at CINE 2011

Best Environmental Film,  Artivist Film Festival 2011

Best Human Interest award, Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival 2011

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Flathead Wild Revisited

by EP Films and iLCP Multimedia


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Great Bear Rainforest RAVE

by iLCP Multimedia Jenny Nichols


The Multimedia produced for the press conference for the Great Bear Rainforest RAVE in Vancouver October 16, 2010.

The Multimedia produced for the press conference for the Great Bear Rainforest RAVE in Vancouver October 16, 2010.

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SPOIL Trailer : Great Bear Rainforest RAVE

by EP Films and iLCP Multimedia


The trailer to SPOIL, the film produced in partnership with EP Films. This film is one of the outcomes for the Great Bear Rainforest RAVE.

The International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) has teamed up with Pacific WILD, the Gitga’at First Nation of British Columbia, LightHawk, TidesCanada, Save our Seas Foundation, Sierra Club BC, and the Dogwood initiative to carry out a Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition (RAVE) in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. We are focusing our energy and cameras on this pristine region in response to plans by several large multinational companies to build a pipeline for heavy crude oil from the Alberta tar sands across British Columbia to the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest.

The tar sands in northern Alberta are arguably one of the world’s most environmentally-devastating extractive industries and the proposed pipeline would put one of our planet’s most ecologically-sensitive and intact marine ecosystems at risk for a catastrophic oil spill through increased mega tanker traffic.

The 14-day expedition to the Great Bear Rainforest called upon 7 world-renowned photographers and 3 videographers to thoroughly document the region’s landscapes, wildlife, and culture. The RAVE provided media support to the First Nations and environmental groups seeking to stop the proposed Enbridge Gateway pipeline project (and thus expansion of the tar sands) and to expose the plan to lift the oil tanker ship moratorium.

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Daniel Beltrá Patagonia RAVE

by Wildwood Films


Daniel Beltrá explains the importance of preserving Patagonia's natural habitat which is threatened by a proposal to construct five mega-dams in the region.

Daniel Beltrá explains the importance of preserving Patagonia's natural habitat which is threatened by a proposal to construct five mega-dams in the region.

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Patagonia RAVE slideshow

by iLCP


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Spirit Bear in New York City
Oct 19, 2011
Spirit Bear in New York City
Oct 19, 2011
We set up tripods, we followed guides, we lived on sailboats and tugboats, we were welcomed by the Gitga’at...
The Fragile State of Our Environment
Oct 14, 2011
The Fragile State of Our Environment
Oct 14, 2011
The fragile state of our environment has been a continuous thread throughout my work. - Daniel Beltra
Great Bear Rainforest Exhibit shines in Prince George
Aug 31, 2011
Great Bear Rainforest Exhibit shines in Prince George
Aug 31, 2011
Bring your family and friends to this free exhibition and film series at UNBC and experience the awe...
A Call to Action: SPOIL Wins Top Environmental Film at Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Feb 22, 2011
A Call to Action: SPOIL Wins Top Environmental Film at Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Feb 22, 2011
Patagonia RAVE Review
Mar 16, 2010
Patagonia RAVE Review
Mar 16, 2010
In reality, these dams would mark the beginning of the end for Patagonia because their construction would...
Patagonia Dispatch 6 February 26, 2011 from Caleta Tortel, Chile
Feb 26, 2010
Patagonia Dispatch 6 February 26, 2011 from Caleta Tortel, Chile
Feb 26, 2010
Trevor Frost
The ecosystem will be destroyed forever if the two proposed dams for the Baker are built, the beauty...
Patagonia Dispatch 5 February 23, 2010 from Chacabuco, Chile
Feb 23, 2010
Patagonia Dispatch 5 February 23, 2010 from Chacabuco, Chile
Feb 23, 2010
Trevor Frost
There is no shortage of amazing landscape shots here.
Patagonia Dispatch 4 February 22, 2010 from Chacabuco, Chile
Feb 22, 2010
Patagonia Dispatch 4 February 22, 2010 from Chacabuco, Chile
Feb 22, 2010
Trevor Frost
"This has definitely proved to be the most productive segment of the expedition yet."
Patagonia Dispatch 3 February 17, 2010 from Tranquilo, Chile
Feb 17, 2010
Patagonia Dispatch 3 February 17, 2010 from Tranquilo, Chile
Feb 17, 2010
Trevor Frost
The clouds and winds have returned - Welcome to Patagonia!
Patagonia Dispatch 2 February 12, 2010 from Coyhaique, Chile
Feb 12, 2010
Patagonia Dispatch 2 February 12, 2010 from Coyhaique, Chile
Feb 12, 2010
Recent public opinion polls indicate that roughly 70% of all Chileans oppose the hidroaysen dams, whereas...
Photo essay: 12 epic scenes from Patagonia’s wildest, most threatened terrain
May 12, 2011
Photo essay: 12 epic scenes from Patagonia’s wildest, most threatened terrain
May 12, 2011
Jason Wire
The Guardian: Wildlife photographers put focus on Great Bear rainforest
Nov 2, 2010
The Guardian: Wildlife photographers put focus on Great Bear rainforest
Nov 2, 2010
The Guardian
"A team of internationally renowned photographers has released a series of stunning images captured during...
ABC News Video: The Hunt for the Rare Spirit Bears
Oct 21, 2010
ABC News Video: The Hunt for the Rare Spirit Bears
Oct 21, 2010
ABC News Video
"Searching for spirit bears, a rare white bear species revered by locals."
ABC News: Spirit Bears and the Great Bear Rainforest
Oct 21, 2010
ABC News: Spirit Bears and the Great Bear Rainforest
Oct 21, 2010
ABC News
"Conservationists hope photo spread will bring attention to pipeline proposal."
Oil reserves put Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest under the lens
Aug 13, 2010
Oil reserves put Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest under the lens
Aug 13, 2010
David Braun
Great Bear Rainforest RAVE
Sep 1 ~ Sep 12, 2010
Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada
The Great Bear Rainforest and British Columbia’s pristine coast are at risk.
Patagonia RAVE
Jan 15 ~ Feb 15, 2010
Patagonia
“Of all the places I’ve been in the world—and I haven’t missed many—Patagonia remains right at the top as one of my favorites, but we can’t take this special place for granted, so the establishment...
Yucatan RAVE
Jun 25 ~ Nov 1, 2010
Wyoming RAVE
Apr 19 ~ Apr 23, 2008
Pinedale, Wy
The iLCP Wyoming Range/Red Desert RAVE was the first RAVE to take place in the United States.
Fresh Water: The Essence of Life
Dec 15, 2010
With imagery from the International League of Conservation Photographers...
Fresh Water: The Essence of Life is a beautifully depicted look at the current state of our Earth’s freshwater ecosystems. A variety of authors, as well as dozens of riveting photographs and figures,...
The Wealth of Nature
Oct 31, 2009
Authors: J. McNeely, R. Mittermeier, T. Brooks, F Boltz, N Ash || Photos...
In an era of change and conflict, who do we look towards for answers to our most serious problems?
A Climate for Life: Meeting the Global Challenge
Jan 1, 2008
A CLIMATE FOR LIFE: Meeting the Global Challenge examines the impact of climate change on biodiversity and focuses on the most important challenges currently facing life on our planet.