Alejandro Arteaga is an Ecuadorian–Venezuelan biologist and wildlife photographer. He is the scientific director of Tropical Herping, an institution he co-founded in 2009 to preserve tropical reptiles and amphibians through tourism, photography, education and research. He obtained his biology degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. Alejandro is author of The Amphibians and Reptiles of Mindo and 15 scientific articles. He has described 18 new species to science and his photographic work has been featured in National Geographic, Anima Mundi, and the Discovery Channel. In 2015, he was awarded in the Big Picture Natural World Photography competition.

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Pristimantis ornatissimus
Stenocercus iridescens
Diploglossus monotropis
Chimerella mariaelenae
Lepidoblepharis buchwaldi
Eunectes murinus
Anolis transversalis
Spilotes pullatus
Anolis proboscis
Alopoglossus viridiceps
Bothriechis schlegelii
Smilisca phaeota
Smilisca phaeota
Pristimantis appendiculatus
Agalychnis callidryas
Phyllomedusa tarsius
Furcifer pardalis
Teratohyla spinosa
Hypsiboas geographicus
Drymoluber dichrous
Phelsuma standingi
Amblyrhynchus cristatus
Micrurus melanotus
Phyllomedusa tarsius
New species described


New species described

Papers published


Scientific papers published

Acres of rainforest saved


Hectares of rainforest saved

Books published


Book published

2 pocket field guides published


Pocket field guides published

3 photo articles


Photo articles

1 attack by tapir


Attack by tapir

40 minutes blinded


Minutes blinded by frog's toxins

6 leeches extracted


Leeches extracted

Alejandro Arteaga in Mindo
Alejandro Arteaga in Galápagos
Alejandro Arteaga in Llanganates
Alejandro Arteaga in Sani
Alejandro Arteaga in Tambopata
Alejandro Arteaga in Ranomafana
Alejandro Arteaga in Yasuni
Alejandro Arteaga in Cuyabeno
Alejandro Arteaga in Quito
Alejandro Arteaga in Limon
Alejandro Arteaga in Sacha
Alejandro Arteaga in Tiputini