Preservation of the Wildlife
Stefano Unterthiner is a wildlife photographer based out of Italy. Working professionally for over nine years, he is a dedicated advocate for the preservation of wildlife and today he discusses his career and several work projects with FotoTV.
For most of his career Unterthiner has been photographing the natural beauty of wildlife against pristine and remote landscapes, from the sub Antarctic king penguin to the brown bear. To understand an animal that he is photographing he learns to respect it. By studying a species and researching its characteristics Unterthiner has a better opportunity to capturing unique behavior in his photographs. For a new book project he photographed the brown bear for about 3 months from spring to summer in the northern forests of Europe. Following the life of the bear in its natural environment was a moving and educating experience for him.
Unterthiner is a traditional storyteller, but he feels that modern photography is going to fast, focusing more on the technical aspects as opposed to understanding the subject. His main interests are the conservation of wildlife and the conflict between man and wildlife and how they can live together in harmony on this planet. He also dedicates much of work his time to educate people about a cessation of unethical treatment of wildlife through his photography. His passion, perseverance and patience have given him more respect for the animals and the environment. He would like to become more involved with contemplative wildlife projects in the future.