I am a recent graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. I studied Molecular Environmental Biology with an area of focus in biodiversity and a minor in Forestry and Natural Resources.
In my studies I often get to travel to remarkable places—always with a camera ready—so I try to share my experiences with others. My favorite things to photograph are birds, fish, and landscapes. I just spent the semester in Moorea, French Polynesia doing research on cleaner fish—Labroides dimidiatus and L. bicolor—and how they shape the coral reef communities there.
As a student, I can't afford high-end gear so my photographs are almost all shot on my Nikon D5100 and Nikon D70 that I carry around everywhere. As of December 2nd I have upgraded to a Nikon D7100! Hopefully this website will inspire some people to start taking some great photos and maybe inspire some people to become field biologists!
Having a great time at Wild Air Farms. Thank you for the picture, Montana
I'm Nick, nice to meet you. In my studies I often get to travel to remarkable places so I try to use photography as a way to share my research and experiences with others. I recently (August 14, 2017) moved to New York City to attend Columbia University as part of the masters in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology program. My favorite part of my undergraduate career was studying coral reefs in Moorea, French Polynesia. Can you guess what I'm studying in graduate school? Dreams do come true sometimes.
Hopefully this website will inspire some people to start taking some great photos and maybe inspire some people to become field biologists!
What am I up to right now? Instagram (@locatelliphotography) is the best place to find out. Here are my eight most recent posts (automatically updated):