|About the Artist:
Franco began to dive in the 1981, in the Lake of Lugano. At the beginning, he dived the fresh waters nearest home, especially lakes and rivers, where the water is clearer and he was able to improve his photographic technique.
Then he travelled everywhere he could, documenting wildlife and human relationship with nature in environments from the Equator to the Poles.
He is an award-winning photographer (World Champion in underwater photography in Cuba, 1992) and he regularly takes part at international photo-competitions as BBC Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the Travel Photographer of the Year, Glanzlichter Project Natur & fotografie, etc.
He received top honours from the photo-competitions Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Nature’s Best, BBC Photo Competition, to name the most famous
He is honoured to be appreciated at the Canon’s webpage: Canon Professional Network, Behind the lens.
He is the co-author and photographer of three books about the sea: Papua New Guinea coffee table book (1996), Papua New Guinea dive-guide (1996), Underwater Planet book (2008).
His image library includes a large array of images taken in different underwater ecosystems and extreme contrast environments from tropical coral reefs to diving beneath Arctic and Antarctic ice.
These images had appeared in many books, advertisements, filmstrips, greeting cards, posters, calendars and other vehicles.