Claudio Contreras has been interested in all things natural since an early age, deciding to study biology since childhood. Claudio stumbled upon photography during his biological studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, more and more interested in picturing creatures instead of collecting data from them he finally decided to try nature photography as a profession.
Approximately fifteen years have now gone by travelling through all four corners of Mexico searching for wildlife and plants alike in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Claudio has tried to document his country’s diversity with the aims of promoting conservation through national magazines and books. Through his work in collaboration with the Federal Environmental Agency and several Non Profit Organizations his aim is to highlight the need to conserve Mexico’s natural heritage, an incredible diversity still largely ignored by its people.
Last year Claudio was accepted as a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) Emerging League.