Photographer Marina Cano has fallen in love with the beauty of nature and its creatures. The wildlife photographer, who is based in Cantabria, located in the North of Spain, has devoted three years of her life to a passion project that exposes the scenic and spiritual appeal of this world’s natural environments. In her book Cabrceno, titled after the largest natural wildlife park in Europe, Cano captures stunning images of animals in their natural habitat.
The innate beauty of these majestic creatures is revealed through Cano’s touching and intimate portraits. It becomes apparent through her portfolio of work that there are a multitude of similarities between mankind and these “beasts” that we take for granted. Especially heartwarming are the photos that show a parent protecting its young, of which there are many. These inherent qualities transcend the boundaries of specie classifications. It is a privilege to take notice of these behavioral resemblances that, according to the photographer, may very well go extinct with the man-enforced destruction of nature and its wildlife for the pursuit of consumerism. Cano’s photographic motives of spreading environmental awareness fall in line with the likes of photographer Nick Brandt, whom she finds great inspiration from.