What has been the most challenging species to photograph, in your experience?
"The Iberian wolf. It took two years before I observed one in the wild. I did fieldwork searching for their footprints and waited many hours in different spots without any luck. I had put out trail cameras to track where they walk. Then, in the summer of 2020, after spending a lot of time in the mountains without seeing any movement, I had three sightings. The wolves' intelligence, how their packs are structured, the difficulty of seeing them, and the shortage of photos of them in the wild, in my opinion, make the Iberian wolf one of the most amazing animals to photograph."
What fieldcraft skills have been essential to you as a wildlife photographer?
"Knowing how to find the signals of the animals you want to photograph such as footprints or latrines is a key skill. It is important, for example, for tracking down carnivorous mammals that are nocturnal and therefore less active during the day. Those signals are how we can commonly know that a spot we are looking in has the type of animal we are searching for. Also, if we know that there is a species of interest in a certain place, locating the footprints means we can, in theory, know which paths the subjects use."
What is your attitude towards post-processing?
"Normally I do not spend a lot of time on post-processing. Wildlife photos have to be as natural as possible while always playing with creativity. You have to be able to have the image as finished as you can in-camera."
What are your ambitions as a photographer?
"As a professional, I have not thought yet, but I would like to travel as much as I can. I'd like to visit new places in the Iberian Peninsula and find new subjects to photograph."