Hello, my name is Carlos Vermeersch, a biologist of Spanish and Belgian descent. I'm a wildlife photographer, a scientific illustrator accredited by the Museo de Naturaleza y Arqueología (MUNA) and a forensic facial reconstructor by the University of Burgos.
Since July 2016 I've been working for the Canaryfly airline magazine as a writer and photographer for which I write bimonthly articles about Canarian wildlife, called "Wild Canaries" (digital edition here). These articles are translated into English in my blog.
My photography is also used in the Banco de Datos de Biodiversidad de Canarias (BDBC), a database that collects information of all the known native flora and fauna of the Canary Islands, amounting to 22,000 species and subspecies.
I was born in 1993 on Tenerife (Spain), but when I was three years old my family and I moved to northern Belgium. Almost ten years later, we decided to return to the Canary Islands. I'm based in the Canary Islands.
My passion for photography started at a young age, when in a trip to the Netherlands I tried to photograph birds of prey with a point-and-shoot camera, which obviously turned out to be quite difficult with this type of camera. Over the years, I’ve been improving my equipment as well as my skills as a self-taught photographer.
English evolutionary biologist and ethologist Richard Dawkins and me at the Starmus Festival, where I had the pleasure to meet him.
Even though I’ve always been fascinated by history, my favorite category is wildlife. My main goal is to use photography as an essential tool for the study of animals in their natural environment. I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.