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 and hobbies, 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 finished up my masters in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology at Columbia University in New York (May 2019). My thesis research focused on the population genetic structure of the corals Montipora capitata and Porites compressa in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu. I’m working on getting it published now so hopefully I can update this soon with a link to the article! In the meantime, 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):