Antonio is Ecuadorian, although he was raised in Catalonia. He has been a naturalist in the Galápagos since 1994. He studied natural sciences in a boarding school in England for two years, and he spent four years in medical school in Spain (out of boredom he dropped out, like Darwin he wanted to see the world).
He enjoys writing and he has published a book about learning astronomy without charts, Easy Stars, and a natural history guide for the Galápagos Islands entitled The Galápagos Phat Guide. He has written numerous articles and essays on evolution, conservation and nature interpretation. He has also trained over one hundred nature interpreters in the United States. He believes that humor and non-formal education are valid tools to teach about the greater world. He is a certified rescue diver, has a degree in education and is currently enrolled in a master’s degree program in environmental management.
In his free time he works on educational projects for the Galápagos, through his own foundation, Fundación Vulcano. His personal assets are a bike, a hammock and lots of free time with his girlfriend and his kids. Following Darwin's example, his goal is to grow a long white beard and change the world (whichever comes first).
He received his Photo Instructor certification in a multi-day training workshop. Developed and taught by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions photographers, the workshop helped him develop additional insight and skills necessary to help you better understand your camera and the basics of composition — to better capture the moments at the heart of your expedition.