Cristina HarboeExpedition Area Director & Expedition Guide
Veterinarian, professional guide and nature photographer. Has carried out some of her work at Torres del Paine, where she spent three years studying the flora and fauna of the area. Due to her knowledge in animal behavior, she is able to take photographs that capture unique moments in nature. She has been a finalist in the Wildlife Photography of the Year competition in the past and Fundación Imagen de Chile (Chilean government foundation) selected her photographic work on pumas to promote Chile abroad. Throughout her career she has worked with the BBC as a puma tracker for blockbuster programs of its Natural History division and for Wildexpectations 2013. She now works as a guide, zodiac driver and Media Coordinator for Antarctica XXI, which has led her to study and photograph the great Antarctic for the past six years.Part of her photographic legacy can be found in publications such as, 20 Parques Naturales, Chile-Argentina-Brasil-Colombia-Perú (2011), Felinos de Sudamérica (2012) and Los Carnívoros de Chile (2012), among other publications.Because of her experience and especially her love for nature and photography, she began to organize expeditions to make chile’s natural treasures known and share her passion for nature and photography with others. For the last 3 years she has worked as NatPhoto’s director of expeditions, giving courses and leading expeditions, through which she forcefully transmits her desire to protect nature.
Constanza BrunnerEducational Area Director & Expedition Guide
Professional photographer, nature lover and passionate about teaching. Since childhood she always had a special interest in the image, causing her to start very young in photography, taking courses in analog black and white photography with masters of this discipline . Known for always walking with the camera in her hands , recording everything that was happening in front of her eyes , trying to discover what others do not see. Licensed in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Chile, the passion for photography made her decide to study Photography formally at the Fotoarte School of Chile. Integrating also the issue of post-production and digital retouching actually in her formation. The last 10 years she has been dedicated to teaching photography at an university and private workshops.Since the year 2014 to date, becomes part of the staff of teachers in Natphoto dictating the course of Composition and Visual Language, and since 2015 she is appointed Director of the Educational Area.
Jaime QuirozGeneral Manager
Passionate about photography ever since the analog era and the time when photos were developed in black and white. Interested in photography that says something about his country and its people. Graduated in Business Administration from Universidad Católica de Chile, where he also completed his first studies in photography. Now, with vast professional experience and training in social, cultural and nature photography, he fulfills his dream. With the help of some great friends and contributing with his expertise in business and photography, he creates NatPhoto, .
Rodrigo MoragaCreative director & Expedition Guide
Marine biologist, guide and professional photographer. Passionate about everything related to nature since childhood. His work on scientific expeditions with marine mammals acquainted him with photography and today has become a renowned wildlife photographer. Many of his works, have been published in several magazines and books specializing in nature photos and education, such as: Fotonaturaleza Fine Art Chile (2013), Field Guide to the Mammals of Chile (2010), Guía de Campo de los Mamíferos de Chile (2012), Los Carnívoros de Chile (2012), among others publications.Rodrigo’s talent has been valued and recognized by companies such as Nikon who hired him as a teacher of photography for Chile. His years behind camera lens capturing unrepeatable moments in the wild, can be seen in the many nature photography competitions he has participated in, such as: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, Memorial Maria Luisa Photo Contest (2014), Birds As Art (2013) among other competitions.Together with his great performance as a photography teacher, he has carried out projects for the protection and conservation of animals for Universidad de Valparaíso, Red de Observadores de Aves de Chile and Eutropía foundation, where he is also the founder and studies the dolphins and whales of Islas de Chañaral, Punta de Choros y Damas, and Reservas Marinas in the north of Chile.Due to his extensive background in nature related topics, he has been hired by the BBC as a puma tracker for documentaries such as The Dark (2012), Patagonia (2014), and Wildexpectactions (2013).Today he works as creative director, expeditions guide, teacher and media coordinator for Antarctica XXI and has been visiting Antarctica for more than 10 years.NatPhoto is the embodiment of all his on-the-ground experience and in field of education he transmits his wealth of knowledge, his passion and professionalism.
Marcelo FloresOrnithlogyst Expedition Guide
Marine biologist, guide and ornithologist. During his vocational training he has made scientific research on marine mammals and birds throughout the country, Antarctic and the oceanic islands. His relationship with photography began as a tool for recording the species in the various scientific expeditions and is now a fundamental part of their work, making catalogs and providing images for species identification guides, books and museums, colaborating with the conservation of the natural heritage of Chile.
Sebastian WilsonExpedition Guide & Urban Photographer Teacher
Though an architect by profession, he took interest in photography during the last few years of his studies in college, until it became his real passion. Landscape photography has taken him to travel Chile from Arica to Cape Horn. Working with various companies, he has been able to explore different areas in photography, such as, nature, wildlife, flora, traditions, architecture, and the people of Chile. His work has been published in various national and international journals. He recently joined Natphoto as professor of Urban Photography, topic directly related to his field of study.
Andel PaulmannExpedition Guide & Landscape Photography Teacher
After working several years as a designer, I decided to bring together my three passions in life: nature, photography and painting. Being surrounded by nature, to feel it, to photograph it at sunrise and sunset, day and night, is just wonderful. Chile seems to be the perfect setting for this. My dream is to travel through Chile, capturing all those landscapes where nature is still intact or slightly intervened, so that others feel the same desire to explore and protect it that I have. To protect we must love and to love we must know. Following my dreams I have traveled from the desert to Tierra del Fuego, I have held exhibitions, given presentations and created the "Chile Protegido" 2014 calendar for the German-Chilean League. I'm also venturing into documentary photography, because though there is nothing more perfect than nature, beauty is everywhere (you simply need to go out and look for it).
Matias RomanoExpedition Guide
As a young boy he becomes interested in nature. At the age of 11, he begins to observe birds using a field identification guide given to him by his mother. Since then, he has traveled throughout most of Argentina portraying its wonderful landscapes and biodiversity. Currently he dedicates the majority of his time to photography, seeking to instill environmental awareness and create a new form of tourism. His photos and articles have been and are published in various national and foreign magazines. One of his last books is "Malvinas, la otra cara".
Diego ArayaExpedition Guide
Passionate about nature and animal life since childhood. While studying Marine Biology he began to explore photography in search of closeness with and a better understanding of wildlife. Once graduated, he worked for the Office of Chilean Parks, where he managed projects related to ecotourism and conservation, allowing him to regularly visit the Patagonia. That was how in 2004, he left the comforts of city life and fulfilled his lifelong dream of living in the Patagonia in the company of nature. Over the years, he has created one of the most complete professional and impressive photographic archives of Patagonian wildlife. He has also become one of the areas best trained residents in tracking techniques, in approaching animals and in wildlife photography.
Camilo SilvaExpedition Guide
Born in Santiago de Chile but living at San Pedro de Atacama for already 15 years. Engineer of profession, but working as a tour guide for 18 years in the North of Chile, Chilean & Argentinean Patagonia and Bolivia.Done several courses: Mountaineering and First Aids; training in flora, fauna, ancient people&culture and geology of the Atacama Desert area.My specialties are trekking, biking, mountaineering and bird watching.
Andrés PuiggrosExpedition Guide
An Agronomist by profession and a passionate nature photographer, I found in Arica and Parinacota the perfect opportunity to carry out both. I arrived to Arica in 2007 and since then I have been dedicated to deeply exploring the farthest reaches of its beautiful landscapes and valleys, the fertile pre-Andes and its imposing highlands. Being in the middle of the driest desert in the world and yet be able to find pure and diverse forms of plant and animal life is an experience I invite you to live. Our particular climatic and geographical conditions make this a place with a tremendous diversity of species that are different from the rest of the country. From the pristine night skies of the plateau, the vastness of the desert, and the grandeur of Lake Chungará to the particular species of native flora, the opportunities to photograph this source of natural wealth, is something you can’t miss.
Ricardo MatusExpedition Guide
Ricardo Matus is a naturalist born and raised in Punta Arenas, Chile, on the shores of the Straits of Magellan. Ricardo participates in research and conservation projects locally in the southern extreme of Patagonia. Most recently, his work has focused on the breeding biology and conservation of the Ruddy-headed Goose as well as the wintering ecology and banding of Magellanic Plover in their breeding grounds. As an artist, he paints birds in watercolors and has illustrated scientific papers and a book on the birds of southernmost Chile (Aves de Magallanes). He has been guiding in Patagonia for over 20 years. Ricardo lives still in Punta Arenas with his wife, Olivia, and their sons, Alonso and Antonio.
Sebastián TiradoExpedition Guides
Photographer with 20 years of experience in wild life and nature photography, he has participated in several photographic and scientific expeditions throughout the territory of Chile, from the extreme north, the plateau, the Atacama Desert to the temperate forests of Patagonia. Expert in wildlife and ecology, Environmental Engineer, and as such, has directed environmental studies of diverse nature in Chile and abroad, with extensive experience in outdoor activities, incorporating the concepts of conservation and sustainability of human activities in his Photography records.