World-class environmental photographer Daniel Beltrá began taking pictures as a childhood hobby in his native Madrid, Spain, before his talent evolved into a way to highlight his passion for nature. Now based in Seattle, Beltrá has traveled the globe, snapping pictures of everything from the most remote forests to the tragic realities of the BP oil spill. “Definitely, there are harsh moments. I see things that are not pleasant,” Beltrá admits. “But I feel the power of photography. It is something that transcends me.”