Marina Cano is a talented and internationally-renowned nature photographer that takes stunning pictures of wild animals. Her adventures have taken her to various countries in Africa and Europe to photograph majestic animals in their natural element.

Cano’s wildlife photography shots have a powerful, intimate, and even somewhat humanizing quality to them. Many look like portrait photographs, and the beautiful animals’ eyes as they stare at the camera seem extraordinarily expressive and almost human.

She takes the majority of these beautiful photos at national parks and on wildlife safaris, including in the Cabarceno national park in her native Spain. Her striking black-background photos, which draw a lot of attention, are made possible by man-made shelters that the animals sometimes occupy to hide from the weather – they are not studio photos.

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