Carlos is a biochemist specializing in marine biology with a master’s degree in environmental management and is also a freelance wildlife photographer/author. He has spent most of the last 23 years living along the shores of the Sea of Cortez, except during periods when he has conducted research on crocodiles and jaguars on the Yucatan Peninsula. He has participated in numerous scientific research, conservation and environmental education projects throughout Mexico, ranging from some of the first population studies of the vaquita, an endemic porpoise and the world's most endangered cetacean, to collecting data on marine invertebrates, sea birds, great white sharks and baleen whales in the Gulf.
Carlos’ research provided the backbone for the establishment of Onca Maya, a non-profit organization dedicated to jaguar conservation based in Cancun, of which he is a founding member. He loves being underwater, either while free-diving or using SCUBA gear. As a wildlife photographer and author of numerous scientific and popular publications, he also tries to share his deep passion and love of nature with the public.
His photographs have been published by National Geographic, Wildlife Conservation, Reptilia, Especies, and many more magazines and books. His first book, Oleada de Vida, is a photographic essay about the Sea of Cortez, and his second, El Oso Negro en el Noreste de México, explores the black bear population in Mexico’s northeast.