Daniel Beltrá

Beltrá

The fragile state of our ecosystems is a continuous thread throughout my work. It is in nature’s beauty and complexity that I find my inspiration. My photographs show the vast scale of transformation our world is under from man-made stresses. To capture this, I have found it is often best to work from the air, which more easily allows for the juxtaposition of nature with the destruction wrought by unsustainable development. Aerial photography gives a unique perspective emphasizing that the Earth and its resources are finite.

By taking viewers to remote locations where man and nature are at odds, I hope to instill a deeper appreciation for the precarious balance we are imposing on the planet.

Born in Madrid, Spain, Daniel Beltrá is a photographer based in Seattle, Washington. His passion for conservation is evident in images of our environment that are evocatively poignant. The most striking large-scale photographs by Beltrá are images shot from the air. This perspective gives the viewer a wider context to the beauty and destruction he witnesses, as well as revealing a delicate sense of scale. After two months of photographing the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill, he produced many visually arresting images of the man-made disaster. His SPILL exhibit premiered in August 2010 and has toured around the globe since then.

Over the past two decades, Beltrá’s work has taken him to all seven continents, including several expeditions to the Brazilian Amazon, the Arctic, the Southern Oceans and the Patagonian ice fields. For his work on the Gulf Oil Spill, in 2011 he received the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award , the Lucie Award for the International Photographer of the Year - Deeper Perspective, and was chosen as one of the six finalists for Critical Mass for Photolucida. In 2009, Beltrá received the prestigious Prince’s Rainforest Project award granted by Prince Charles. Other highlights include the BBVA Foundation award in 2013 and the inaugural “Global Vision Award” from the Pictures of the Year International in 2008. In 2007 and 2006 he received awards for his work in the Amazon from World Press Photo. Daniel’s work has been published by the most prominent international publications including The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Le Monde, and El Pais, amongst many others.

Daniel Beltrá is a fellow and board member of the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers.

The SPILL images are available as 26" x 40" and 40 x 60" mounted digital chromogenic dye prints made in editions of 10 and 8, respectively. Pieces range in price from $5000 to $9000, depending on size. There are some exceptions.

The ForestsGREENLAND, ICE and ICELAND images are available as 24 x 36", 40 x 60" and 48 x 72" mounted digital chromogenic dye prints made in editions of 10, 8 and 4, respectively. Pieces range in price from $5000 to $14000, depending on size.

Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

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Amazon Amapa gold mine (#228), 2017
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Amazon Amapa gold mine (#229), 2017
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Amazon Atlantic mangrove coast (#238), 2017
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Amazon bauxite mine (#142), 2008
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Amazon Castanheira survivors (#221), 2017
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Amazon clearing fire (#130), 2008
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Amazon clearing fire (#87), 2007
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Amazon cloud shadow (#203), 2013
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Amazon drought canoe (#18), 2003
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Amazon eucalyptus plantation (#244), 2017
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Amazon fallen Castanheira (#189), 2017
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Amazon fallen Castanheira (#189), 2013
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Amazon flood (#237), 2017
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Amazon flooded by dam (#239), 2017
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Amazon flooded by dam, (#230), 2017
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Amazon flooded Igarapé (#223), 2017
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Amazon harvested eucalyptus, (#227), 2017
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Amazon meeting of waters (#232), 2017
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Amazon Parque Nacional do Cabo Orange coast (#241), 2017
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Amazon Parque Nacional do Cabo Orange coast (#242), 2017
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Amazon pristine canopy (#220), 2017
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Amazon rainforest island (#231), 2017
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Amazon replaced by agriculture (#118), 2017
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Amazon Rio Araguari tidal flat (#235), 2017
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Amazon Rio Calconene mouth (#243), 2017
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Amazon Rio Jari island (#224), 2017
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Amazon Rio Jari mine (#233), 2017
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Amazon Rio Jari mine (#234), 2017
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Amazon Rio Uaça (#240), 2017
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Amazon scarlet ibis (#222), 2017
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Amazon solo defoliation (#204), 2013
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Amazon Zamapa iron mine (#225), 2017
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Amazon Zamapa iron mine (#226), 2017
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Antarctica 1, 2007
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Antarctica 2, 2007
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Antarctica 3, 2007
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Arctic 1, 2012
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Arctic 3, 2012
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Arctic 4, 2012
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Arctic 5, 2012
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Arctic 6, 2012
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Arctic 7, 2012
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Arctic 8, 2012
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Arctic 9, 2012
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Arctic 10, 2012
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Arctic 11, 2012
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Arctic 20, 2012
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Greenland 1, 2014
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Greenland 2, 2014
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Greenland 3, 2014
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Greenland 4, 2014
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Greenland 5, 2014
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Greenland 6, 2014
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Greenland 7, 2014
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Greenland 8, 2014
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Greenland 9, 2014
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Greenland 10, 2014
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Greenland 11, 2014
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Greenland 12, 2014
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Greenland 13, 2014
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Greenland 14, 2014
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Greenland 15, 2014
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Greenland 16, 2014
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Greenland 17, 2014
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Greenland 18, 2014
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Greenland 19, 2014
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Iceland 1, 2014
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Iceland 2, 2014
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Iceland 3, 2014
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Iceland 4, 2014
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Iceland 5, 2014
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Iceland 6, 2014
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Iceland 7, 2014
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Iceland 8, 2014
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Iceland 9, 2014
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Iceland 10, 2014
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Iceland 11, 2014
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Iceland 12, 2014
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Iceland 13, 2014
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Iceland 14, 2014
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Iceland 15, 2014
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Iceland 16, 2014
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Iceland 17, 2014
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Iceland 18, 2014
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Iceland 19, 2014
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Iceland 20, 2014
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Indonesia new palm terraces (#9), 2009
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Oil Spill 1, 2010
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Oil Spill 2, 2010
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Oil Spill 3, 2010
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Oil Spill 4, 2010
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Oil Spill 5, 2010
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Oil Spill 6, 2010
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Oil Spill 7, 2010
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Oil Spill 8, 2010
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Oil Spill 9, 2010
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Oil Spill 10, 2010
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Oil Spill 11, 2010
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Oil Spill 12, 2010
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Oil Spill 13, 2010
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Oil Spill 14, 2010
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Oil Spill 15, 2010
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Oil Spill 16, 2010
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Oil Spill 17, 2010
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Oil Spill 18, 2010
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Oil Spill 19, 2010
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Oil Spill 20, 2010
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