Daniel De Granville is a Biologist with post-graduate certification in Scientific Journalism, ecotourism guide and nature photographer. Being a very patient and detail-oriented wildlife enthusiast, Daniel likes to lead trips with peculiar objectives such as photographing jaguars in the wild in the Pantanal or diving with anacondas in the Cerrado and pink river dolphins in the Amazon.
Throughout his academic career Daniel developed studies with varied topics, from scientific research with bats in the Atlantic Rainforest to an experimental documentary about Afro-Brazilian religions that worship nature.
Born in Brazil and having spent the past 20 years between Bonito and the Pantanal, Daniel developed his taste for photography while working as a guide for renowned photographers from several countries.
As a photographer, Daniel has presented exhibitions and lectures in Brazil, Germany, USA and Argentina. He has done photographic documentation for books published by different institutions such as WWF and Conservation International. In 2015 Daniel won the first prize in Brazil’s 1st Nature Photography Contest, sponsored by the Brazilian Association of Nature Photographers (AFNATURA) with more than 4,400 submitted images.
His first book (the “Bonito Field Guide”), published in 2005, is on its third edition. In 2008 the book “Água Boa: a Natureza em Itaipu depois de Sete Quedas” was released, with photos by Daniel and text by environmental journalist Marcos Sá Corrêa. His most recent publication is the book “Green Diamonds”, with images of Private Reserves of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Daniel’s pictures have been published by the National Geographic, Brazilian Ministry of Environment, Munich’s Cultural Department (Germany) and Brazilian Embassy at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), besides magazines and books in Japan, Argentina, Uruguay, Hungary, Turkey, Holland, Spain and Italy.