Stefano at GEO

Once again, Stefano has been invited to talk about nature and photography at the TV show, GEO. On Tuesday 13th March, Stefano discussed live, with his friend and TV presenter Emanuele Biggi, about the ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ competition and…

Epson ambassador

Stefano is one of the fifth photographers selected for the European Epson’s initianive ‘This is my truth’. Over the next 12 months five leading photographers will share what truth means to them in a series of interviews, insight and advice – online, on social media and live at events across Europe. Each photographer specialises in capturing a different subject and each has earned a global reputation for their iconic images.

Assignment completed!

After three months of hard work and a very long trip (we drove for more than 10.000 Km across Australia), we’ve completed our latest assignemnt for National Geogrphic Magazine! We had great time here in the ‘downunder’ and I learned a lot during this trip, done with Stéphanie and my two kids. More to come during 2018, stay tuned…


Career Achievement Award

On Saturday March 24th, Stefano was honered to collect, from the hand of his close friend Emanuele Biggi, a Career Achievement Award: theAnello Verde‘. This important award is given for his – almost – 20 years in the field working as nature and conservation photographer.



 Photos Stéphanie Francoise

Macaques on TV

Stefano spoke live at the popular TV show GEO (Tuesday, February 22nd) about his latest work with the Sulawesi crested black macaques shot on assignment for National Geographic Magazine. The story ‘A Fight for Survival‘ is published in the March issue of the Magazine. Recently, the IUCN sets the crested black macaques as among the world’s 25 most endangered primates.


 The interview starts at 01:48:10 – Photo © Marco Colombo

Macaques on National Geographic!

I took the first images to this rare, and odd-looking, macaque during 2007. Eight years later, I’ve been returned to Indonesia, on assignment for National Geographic, to document the plight of the Sulawesi crested-black macaque (Macaca nigra). Today, I…

New story in the Magazines

Stefano new story ‘The urban falcon’ got a successful start and a great welcome from Magazines around the globe! This month, the story is featured by BBC Wildlife Magazine and in a 18-pages article by National Geographic Italy. The story will appear la…

Stefano at GEO TV show!

On Tuesday, November 22nd, Stefano spoke live at the popular TV show GEO, where he presented his new upcoming photo story: ‘The urban falcon’. More soon…


 The interview starts at 01:36:21


Winner – Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016!

I’m pleased to announce that, once again, one of my photograph is among the winners in the Wildlife Photographer of the Yearcompetition! A very special image indeed: I took this photograph – ‘Spirit of the mountains’ – near my home, in my beloved Valsavarenche in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park.


‘Spirit of the mountains’ (© Stefano Unterthiner). Winner – Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016


I created this image during a long-term assignment for National Geographic magazine, and it is displayed in my latest book Il sentiero perduto (Ylaios, 2015). With this photograph I wanted to capture the magic of this wild, wonderful region – the mountains of my childhood, for which I’ll keep fighting for more protection.