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David Perpinan, a veterinarian by training and naturalist by vocation, has dedicated his life to nature and animals. At the end of the 1990s he began to study the fauna of the urban rivers of Barcelona, ​​a subject on which he made his first photographic exhibition and wrote his first nature book. After 15 years working in zoos and universities, he decided to focus on what he liked most: photographing and filming wildlife in its natural environment.
European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) arriving and killing and eating an insect, Cuenca, Spain, June.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) arriving and killing and eating an insect, Cuenca, Spain, June.
Little ringed plover (Charadrius dubius) repositioning eggs during incubation, Barcelona, Spain, May.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Little ringed plover (Charadrius dubius) repositioning eggs during incubation, Barcelona, Spain, May.
Little egret (Egretta garzetta) chasing and capturing fish, Besos river, Barcelona, Spain, October.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Little egret (Egretta garzetta) chasing and capturing fish, Besos river, Barcelona, Spain, October.
Male European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) killing insect and transferring to female, Cuenca, Spain, June.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Male European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) killing insect and transferring to female, Cuenca, Spain, June.
European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) colony flying against the sky, Cuenca, Spain, June.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) colony flying against the sky, Cuenca, Spain, June.
Reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) in mist net, Ebro Delta, Tarragona, Spain, June.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) in mist net, Ebro Delta, Tarragona, Spain, June.
Slow motion shot of Reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) in a mist net, Ebro Delta, Tarragona, Spain, June.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Slow motion shot of Reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) in a mist net, Ebro Delta, Tarragona, Spain, June.
Slow motion shot of Reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) being released and flying out of human hands, Ebro Delta, Tarragona, Spain, June.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Slow motion shot of Reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) being released and flying out of human hands, Ebro Delta, Tarragona, Spain, June.
Underwater shot of Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) diving, Barcelona, Spain, September.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Underwater shot of Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) diving, Barcelona, Spain, September.
Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) diving from perch and returning with fish. Barcelona, Spain, October .  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) diving from perch and returning with fish. Barcelona, Spain, October .
Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) perched on branch before flying away, Barcelona, Spain, October.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) perched on branch before flying away, Barcelona, Spain, October.
Frog (Rana perezi) diving underwater when accidentally hit by a Swift (Apus apus), Cuenca, Spain, July.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Frog (Rana perezi) diving underwater when accidentally hit by a Swift (Apus apus), Cuenca, Spain, July.
Eurasian crag martin (Ptyonoprogne rupestris) returning to winter roost in building, a new behaviour, Barcelona, Spain, February.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Eurasian crag martin (Ptyonoprogne rupestris) returning to winter roost in building, a new behaviour, Barcelona, Spain, February.
Eurasian crag martins (Ptyonoprogne rupestris) returning to winter roosts in buildings, a new behaviour, Barcelona, Spain, February.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Eurasian crag martins (Ptyonoprogne rupestris) returning to winter roosts in buildings, a new behaviour, Barcelona, Spain, February.
Common rock sparrow (Petronia petronia) feeding chicks in nest, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain, June.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Common rock sparrow (Petronia petronia) feeding chicks in nest, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain, June.
Female Rock sparrow (Petronia petronia) feeding chick inside nest, filmed with an infrared camera, Spain, June.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Female Rock sparrow (Petronia petronia) feeding chick inside nest, filmed with an infrared camera, Spain, June.
Common rock sparrow (Petronia petronia) feeding chicks in nest, filmed using an infra-red camera, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain, June.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Common rock sparrow (Petronia petronia) feeding chicks in nest, filmed using an infra-red camera, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain, June.
Great tit (Parus major) visiting nest located in broken street light to feed chicks, Barcelona, Spain, May.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Great tit (Parus major) visiting nest located in broken street light to feed chicks, Barcelona, Spain, May.
Great tit (Parus major) visiting nest located in broken street light to feed chicks, leaves with fecal sac, Barcelona, Spain, May.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Great tit (Parus major) visiting nest located in broken street light to feed chicks, leaves with fecal sac, Barcelona, Spain, May.
Male Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) arriving at nest to incubate eggs, female leaves, Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK, June.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Male Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) arriving at nest to incubate eggs, female leaves, Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK, June.
Southern lapwing (Vanellus chilensis) arriving at nest and incubating eggs, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Southern lapwing (Vanellus chilensis) arriving at nest and incubating eggs, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) incubating eggs on nest, alarm calling as a predator flies overhead, Scotland,UK, June.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) incubating eggs on nest, alarm calling as a predator flies overhead, Scotland,UK, June.
Audouin's gull (Larus audouinii), Chick on its nest, Alert behaviour resting flat and immobile while researchers ring chicks of a nearby nest, Tarratgona, Spain, June.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Audouin's gull (Larus audouinii), Chick on its nest, Alert behaviour resting flat and immobile while researchers ring chicks of a nearby nest, Tarratgona, Spain, June.
Audouin's gull (Larus audouinii) chick in nest, panting due to summer temperatures, Tarragona, Spain, June.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Audouin's gull (Larus audouinii) chick in nest, panting due to summer temperatures, Tarragona, Spain, June.
Audouin's gull (Larus audouinii) chick ringing procedure, Tarragona, Spain, June.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Audouin's gull (Larus audouinii) chick ringing procedure, Tarragona, Spain, June.
Audouin's gull (Larus audouinii) chick ringing procedure, Tarragona, Spain, June.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Audouin's gull (Larus audouinii) chick ringing procedure, Tarragona, Spain, June.
Common house martin (Delichon urbicum) building nest, Barcelona, Spain, May.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Common house martin (Delichon urbicum) building nest, Barcelona, Spain, May.
Group of Common house martin (Delichon urbicum) collecting mud for their nests, Barcelona, Spain, May.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Group of Common house martin (Delichon urbicum) collecting mud for their nests, Barcelona, Spain, May.
Male Solitary bee (Anthophora romandii) nectaring from a Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus) flower, Barcelona, Spain, March.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Male Solitary bee (Anthophora romandii) nectaring from a Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus) flower, Barcelona, Spain, March.
Bumblebee (Bombus sp.) nectaring on White -leaved rock rose (Cistus albidus) flower, Barcelona, Spain, April.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Bumblebee (Bombus sp.) nectaring on White -leaved rock rose (Cistus albidus) flower, Barcelona, Spain, April.
Desert ants (Cataglyphis iberica) excavating a new colony nest, bringing soil to surface, Barcelona, Spain, April.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Desert ants (Cataglyphis iberica) excavating a new colony nest, bringing soil to surface, Barcelona, Spain, April.
Timelapse of clouds moving over mountains, Pyrenees, Spain, February.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Timelapse of clouds moving over mountains, Pyrenees, Spain, February.
Catalan Chub (Squalius laietanus), Besos river, Barcelona, Spain, June.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Catalan Chub (Squalius laietanus), Besos river, Barcelona, Spain, June.
Desert ants (Cataglyphis iberica) excavating a new colony nest, bringing soil to surface, Barcelona, Spain, April.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Desert ants (Cataglyphis iberica) excavating a new colony nest, bringing soil to surface, Barcelona, Spain, April.
Male Solitary bee (Anthophora romandii) flying, attempting to land and mate with female, Barcelona, Spain, March.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Male Solitary bee (Anthophora romandii) flying, attempting to land and mate with female, Barcelona, Spain, March.
Solitary bees (Anthophora romandii) mating when another male lands to investigate before flying away, Barcelona, Spain, March.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Solitary bees (Anthophora romandii) mating when another male lands to investigate before flying away, Barcelona, Spain, March.
Solitary bee (Anthophora romandii) begins to enter nest hole before another bee flies in and attacks it, Barcelona, Spain, April.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Solitary bee (Anthophora romandii) begins to enter nest hole before another bee flies in and attacks it, Barcelona, Spain, April.
Female Solitary bee (Anthophora romandii) covering nest, Barcelona, Spain, April.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Female Solitary bee (Anthophora romandii) covering nest, Barcelona, Spain, April.
Female Solitary bee (Anthophora romandii) landing and digging burrow before another bee comes out of burrow, they fight before both flying away, Barcelona, Spain, April.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Female Solitary bee (Anthophora romandii) landing and digging burrow before another bee comes out of burrow, they fight before both flying away, Barcelona, Spain, April.
European eel (Anguilla anguilla) swimming in front of the camera at night, Barcelona, Spain, May.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / European eel (Anguilla anguilla) swimming in front of the camera at night, Barcelona, Spain, May.
Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) fledglings perched on cable, one eating a flying ant, Cuenca, Spain, August.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) fledglings perched on cable, one eating a flying ant, Cuenca, Spain, August.
Eurasian nuthatch (Sitta europaea) landing on log with sunflower seed in beak, places it on log and attempts to crack it open, Barcelona, Spain, November.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Eurasian nuthatch (Sitta europaea) landing on log with sunflower seed in beak, places it on log and attempts to crack it open, Barcelona, Spain, November.
Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) capturing and eating fish, Barcelona, Spain, October.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) capturing and eating fish, Barcelona, Spain, October.
Female Little ringed plover (Charadrius dubius) incubating nest, when two house martins (Delichon urbicum) mating land nearby causing the Little ringed plover to chase them away, Barcelona, Spain, May...  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Female Little ringed plover (Charadrius dubius) incubating nest, when two house martins (Delichon urbicum) mating land nearby causing the Little ringed plover to chase them away, Barcelona, Spain, May...
Underwater shot of Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) diving, Barcelona, Spain, September.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Underwater shot of Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) diving, Barcelona, Spain, September.
Male Natterjack toad (Epidalea calamita) calling, showing vocal sac inflating and then leaving frame, Cuenca, Spain, April. Filmed at night using an infrared camera.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Male Natterjack toad (Epidalea calamita) calling, showing vocal sac inflating and then leaving frame, Cuenca, Spain, April. Filmed at night using an infrared camera.
Rack focus between Natterjack toadlets (Epidalea calamita), Barcelona, Spain, May.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Rack focus between Natterjack toadlets (Epidalea calamita), Barcelona, Spain, May.
Natterjack toad (Epidalea calamita) gets kicked by mating rival, Barcelona, Spain, April.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Natterjack toad (Epidalea calamita) gets kicked by mating rival, Barcelona, Spain, April.
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