About Me

About Me 2022-02-17T20:15:34+01:00

Arturo de Frías

Wildlife photography is my passion. Philanthropy is my life.

For more than two decades, I have been traveling all over the world, photographing the most remote and extreme habitats, and the most threatened species.

I enjoy photographing every animal and every landscape, but I have my favorites: the polar regions, Africa (which I have visited more than 20 times), underwater photography, and Spanish wildlife (in particular wolf, bear and lynx).

My images have been awarded as winners or finalists in a good number of international and national photography competitions, including Sony World, the world’s largest photography competition: Sony World Photography (finalist 2021), ASISAfoto (finalist 2021), FotoFIO (category winner 2015, finalist 2020 and 2021), Aefona (category winner 2018), Montphoto (category winner 2018), Bird Photographer of the Year (finalist in 2016, 2018, 2019 y 2020), Memorial Maria Luisa (finalist, 2017), FotoFIO (category winner 2015), Fine Art Photography Awards (Nominee with 2 images, 2016), International Photographer of the Year (Honorable Mention, 2015), Memorial Felix (Finalist with 2 images, 2016).

I have published six large format photography books: Animal Kingdom (2014), Wild Spain (2015), Africa – The Continent of Light (2016), Worlds of Ice (2018), Seven Oceans (2019) and LIFE 2020). Four of them have been translated into English.

My images have been published in books and magazines in more than 10 countries, including the US, the UK, Germany, Brazil, Japan, Spain… National Geographic Spain recently published my work too.

However, above all this, what really matters is the purpose of my photography. I like to think that I contribute with my images, even only modestly, to increase the number of human beings who fall in love with Nature – and hence will protect and respect Nature during their lives.

Besides, I always wanted my photography to have a strong philanthropic angle. I donate to charity all the revenues I generate with sales of images and books: 100% of the cover price of each and every book I sell is donated to SOS Children’s Villages, an international non-profit which carries out an amazing work, sheltering children without family, giving them another opportunity in life, in more than 130 countries all over the world.

Thanks to the generosity of people like you, in the past few years I have sold more than 2,500 books, and donated more than 150,000 euros, to SOS Children’s Villages.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any suggestion or comment you might have. My webpage, and my email, are below.
A million thanks for your support!!

Arturo