Hungarian wildlife artist of international reputation, Szabolcs Kókay has been into nature and birds since his childhood. He began his career working in Nature Conservation (Birdlife Hungary, Hungarian Ministry of the Environment, CITES) but he decided to be a full-time artist and illustrator in 2001. He has published his works in many world-famous handbooks and field guides, gaining a wide audience and winning several international art competitions (British Birds ‘Bird Illustrator of the Year’ award, Birdwatch ‘Artist of the Year’). Although, during his career, he experienced several painting mediums its favourite has always been watercolour. He works mainly directly from life en plen air, spending on field as much time as possible. He travelled the world looking for new subjects and locations with expeditions from Trinidad, to Uganda, to New Zealand.
Marco Basile is a researcher in the field of forestry and ecology. His research has interspersed several taxa, mainly Birds, but also Amphibians, Reptiles and Mammals. His passion for birds banding led him to work in various regions of the world, including Canada, Mexico and Cameroon. At present he is studying the forest birdlife between Germany and Italy.
DANIEL LI VELI
Graduated in Natural Sciences and with a great passion for hiking and nature photography, he has been collaborating with K’ Nature since 2018 as Endas Mountain Hiking Guide.
He generally leads naturalistic expeditions on the main mountain groups of Campania, especially on the Picentini Mountains, of which he knows in depth the territory and naturalistic peculiarities.
His excursions are focused on the search for characteristic plant and animal species from an ecological and conservation point of view, on environmental awareness and scientific dissemination. He also organizes nature photography workshops.
Riccardo grew up in close contact with Nature, approaching the birdwatching world at the age of 10. He undertook a three-year degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Turin, graduating with honors. Ornithology becomes his great passion and he started to specialize in studies on the alpine ecosystem and related species that continue in the master’s degree in Environmental Biology (in progress) always at the University of Turin. He is currently a member of the EBN Italia Torino Birdwatching group and of the CISO (Italian Center for Ornithological Studies), combining his passion for birdwatching with the rigor of scientific ornithological studies.
All our tours are organized in collaboration with the Travel Agency “Mama Tours”