Born in Italy but based in Spain, Ugo Mellone works full time as a freelance conservation photojournalist. He received a PhD in behavioral ecology for his studies of raptor migration. His stories have been published by several magazines, including National Geographic. He has been a category winner in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and speaker in international events. He also collaborates with wildlife film productions. To see more of his work, visit wildphoto.it or follow him on Instagram @ugomellone.