Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Nature / Wildlife

Chile, The Cougar Is On The Prowl

  • Photographer
    Marcello Galleano

The powerful predator of the Andes is hungry, you can guess it from its sharp and confident gaze. The hunter is choosing his prey from a herd of guanacos, camouflaging himself with great skill and keeping his due. Its short and soft coat makes it look like a lioness and makes it an integral part of the Torres del Paine vegetation. In its statuesque pose, between tall grass and rocks, the cougar gives me an elegant and proud sense of power and motionless majesty.

Marcello Galleano, an entrepreneur in the field of nutraceuticals and herbal medicine, has always been a lover of nature and adventure trips. He has visited more than 85 countries worldwide and collaborates with non-profit associations in Africa and South America. Passionate about wildlife photography, he loves to capture the most incredible moments that the various environments offer and share the beauty of the world.