Daniel BeltrÃ¡ is a Spanish photographer based in Seattle (USA).
He started out as a staff photographer in his native Madrid for the Spanish National Agency EFE. After a four-year stint there, Daniel accepted Gamma Agency’s (Paris) offer as its correspondent in Spain. For a decade, he covered hard news and feature stories for them around the world. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
In 1990, BeltrÃ¡ began his collaboration with Greenpeace becoming one of this NGO’s main assignment photographers. He has documented several expeditions to the Amazon, the Arctic, the Southern Oceans, the Patagonian Ice Fields, among many others.
His work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Time, Business Week, Der Spiegel, Geo, Paris Match, Stern…
In 2006 Daniel was awarded 3rd Prize in the Nature Series category by the World Press Photo and the Golden Award in the Nature and Environment category in the China International Press Photo Contest, for his work on the Amazon drought.
In 2007 Daniel received a 2nd Prize in the Contemporary Issues Singles category by the World Press Photo for his work on soy plantations and Amazon deforestation.