Lucas Bustamante is a biologist and a wildlife conservation photojournalist from Ecuador. He is the photographic director of Tropical Herping, an institution he co-founded in 2009 to preserve tropical reptiles and amphibians through tourism, photography, education, and research. He is an author of the The Amphibians and Reptiles of Mindo and three scientific articles describing new species to science. Lucas' main goal is to use photography as a tool to promote environmental and cultural conservation. His photographic work has been published in National Geographic, Conservation International, BioGraphic, Ranger Rick, NewScientist, and Discovery Channel. His images are represented by Nature Picture Library. Lucas is a Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice prizewinner. Also, he is a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP).

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Loxodonta africana
Saphenophis boursieri
Marmosops impavidus
Bitis peringueyi
Trachycephalus macrotis
Iguana iguana
Chamaeleo namaquensis
Aotus vociferans
Corallus hortulanus
Lycorea sp
Compsus sp
Pristimantis omeviridis
Zalophus wollebaeki
Chelonoidis porteri
Boissoneau flavescens
Oryx gazella
Microlophus indefatigabilis
Corallus hortulanus
Cochranella litoralis
Alouatta seniculus
Alchisme grossa
Ceratophrys cornuta
Nyctibius griseus
Diceros bicornis
New species described

4

New species described

Papers published

4

Scientific papers published

Acres of rainforest saved

216

Acres of rainforest saved

Books published

1

Book published

2 pocket field guides published

2

Pocket field guides published

1 venomous snake bite

1

Venomous snake bite

78 scuba dives

78

Scuba dives

2 charges by elephants

2

Charges by elephants