Biography

"I admit I am a photographer by chance – I bought my gear because I was passionated not about photography in itself, but rather about observing wild animals in their habitats. I’m not attracted by exotic settings and I prefer to focus on Europe. I like hide photography, which gives you the thrill of a face-to-face meeting with elusive species. I feel lucky to live very close to the Po River Delta, where this kind of photography is an extraordinary experience.” 

I live and work in Ferrara. 

I have a long-standing collaboration with the magazine Vita in Campagna, as a photographer and author of articles on wildlife. In addition, I collaborate with Italian and foreigner publishers in the environmental, teaching, and free-time sectors. I'm collaborator of the Photographic Agency Getti Image. 

With the F.I.A.F. (the Italian Federation of Photography Associations) Italian team, I have won the Wildlife Photography World Cup six times at the wildlife photo biennial held in 2003 in Adelaide (Australia), in 2006 in Rovinj (Croatia), in 2008 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), in 2012 in Bodoe (Norway), in 2014 in Bangalore (India), in 2016 in Novi Sad (Serbia).
In addition, in the 2012 competition I also got a golden medal as an individual award.

I am the author of the following books: 

  • Uccelli di Campagna, Edizioni L'Informatore Agrario, Verona 1994 
  • Guida alla Natura in Campagna, Edizioni Calderini-Edagricole, Bologna 1999  
  • Delta l'Essenza Selvaggia, Edizioni Calderini-Edagricole, Bologna 2000
  • Uccelli della campagna - Birdwatching e fotografia naturalistica, Edizioni L'Informatore Agrario, Verona 2016

I am co-author of the book “Le Ali dell’Amore”, Alberto Perdisa Editore, Ozzano Emilia, Bologna 2005 


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Maurizio Bonora

 

 

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