Photographer, Eladio Fernández

Eladio Fernández, born on November 27, 1966 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is a conservation photographer and a naturalist, specializing in the fauna and flora of the Greater Antilles

He studied business at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York and worked as a business manager for over 13 years until his love for nature and photography became a full time job.

His work has been featured in several publications, including the “Wildlife as Canon Sees It” ad campaign for National Geographic, Condor, Nature Conservancy and Living Bird.

Fernández is co-founder and president of Sociedad Ornitologica Hispaniola, a conservation organization that works to save critically endangered birds, and also an active member of the Societé Audubon d'Haïti, a sister organization based in Port-au-Prince, which works towards the preservation of Haiti's two remaining national parks, Pic Macaya and La Visite.

In 2006 he co-authored "Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti" with Dr. Steve Latta and Chris Rimmer, published by Princeton University Press. And in 2007, Fernández released "Hispaniola: A Photographic Journey through Island Biodiversity," published by Harvard University Press, and "Orchids of Dominican Republic and Haiti," published by Curva Vertical Press.

You can follow Eladio Fernández at his website