Joan de la Malla
Joan de la Malla, Photographer
Joan de la Malla (Barcelona, 1982) is a biologist and photographer who focuses on conservation, nature, and the environment.
He believes in the power of photography to raise awareness. By joining forces with organisations working to safeguard the future of endangered species and their hábitats, he hopes his pictures will foster love and concern for our planet.
Joan’s photographs have been exhibited internationally and illustrate a vast number of books and magazines. His work has been recognised in some of the world’s most prestigious photo competitions, including first prizes and several awards in the NHM Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the Sony World Photography Awards, amongst many others.
Joan combines his professional activity documenting conservation stories with divulgative work. He gives talks and conferences related to photography and its application to science and conservation at festivals, symposiums, centres and universities around the world.
His commitment to conservation photography has led him to become a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and to contribute with his images to the Photographers Against Wildlife Crime initiative.