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.
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.
David Perpinan / European eel (Anguilla anguilla) swimming in front of the camera at night, Barcelona, Spain, May.
David Perpinan / Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) fledglings perched on cable, one eating a flying ant, Cuenca, Spain, August.
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.
David Perpinan / Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) capturing and eating fish, Barcelona, Spain, October.
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...
David Perpinan / Underwater shot of Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) diving, Barcelona, Spain, September.
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.
David Perpinan / Rack focus between Natterjack toadlets (Epidalea calamita), Barcelona, Spain, May.
David Perpinan / Natterjack toad (Epidalea calamita) gets kicked by mating rival, Barcelona, Spain, April.