"I always say: Know your “backyard” first!."

Photography and Nature have always been a passion. I currently live in Portugal, in a city surrounded by a huge pine forest and close to the sea. This type of environment carved my taste for nature as I usually travel to it and spend hour after hour looking and searching for its beauty. I started to photograph many years ago and immediately started to picture nature and its inhabitants. Landscapes were always a passion and I love to find animals and know their behavior.But I do not only shoot near my hometown. I like to travel through the country and visit the national and natural parks we have here. All of my images are taken in Portugal. People often ask me why don’t I go to other countries and I always say that I still don´t know my country well enough. As a piece of advice, I always say: Know your “backyard” first!