Daniel Beltrá began his photographic career with the Spanish National Agency, EFE, and for the next decade, he covered hard news and featured stories as a correspondent in Madrid for the French photo agency Gamma. In 1990, Beltrá began his collaboration with Greenpeace, becoming one of their main assignment photographers. Beltrá’s work has taken him to all seven continents, including expeditions to the Brazilian Amazon, the Arctic, the Southern Oceans and the Patagonian ice fields. He is a fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers and regularly volunteers in conservation expeditions worldwide.
His work has been recognised with many international awards, including the World Press Photo in 2006 and 2007, the inaugural Global Vision Award from POYi in 2008, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year in 2011 and the Lucie Award, Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year in 2011. His book Rainforests: Lifebelt for an Endangered Planet won the Prince’s Rainforest Project Award in 2009. The images from the book were exhibited in Paris, Berlin and London and HRH The Prince of Wales presented the book to world leaders at the Copenhagen Climate Change summit that same year.
His work has been featured throughout the world including The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, The New York Times, Le Monde and El País. His work has also been featured in many books on the environment and climate change. His most recent book Spill, published by Catherine Edelman Gallery, is a chronicle of two months of photographing the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil spill. The images from Spill have been shown in galleries throughout the world, most recently at the Roca Gallery, Madrid.