One afternoon, five years ago, I was walking in my backyard. Obviously with my camera, at that time was a Nikon Coolpix P500. Between the sounds of common birds I noticed a different one. Searching for what was making that sound, in a branch near me I found the beautiful and tiny San Pedrito, an endemic bird from Puerto Rico that I always wanted to see, and never got the chance. For me it was an exciting moment. Between the nervousness, the precision for photographing such a tiny bird and photograph it before it flies away made my hands shake. That afternoon I realized that I don’t need to go to any special protected area to see beautiful and interesting things, that the San Pedrito is just a part of an amazing world we may have right in the back of our own houses.
Since that day my backyard became my refuge. Every time I need to make contact with nature and don’t have the time to get in my car and drive to some forest or natural reserve, there is my backyard. Day or night, rainy or not, I'm always discovering new things. Wonderful creatures to photograph, wonderful moments to capture.
Here is a selection of some pictures I took this year, 2017, so far.