2015 Photo Contest, Nature, Stories, 3rd prize

Cold Blood Colombia

Photographer

Paolo Marchetti

01 May, 2014

A worker checks a tank at a caiman farm in northern Colombia to make sure the animals have consumed their meal.

The skin of Colombian caimans, once considered inferior to alligator or crocodile, is now prized for its durability and quality. Production has soared since the 1990s. These days, most skins are obtained from farmed animals, rather than from the wild, and farmers are legally obliged to return a number of caiman to the wild to replenish natural stocks.

About

Paolo Marchetti

Paolo Marchetti is a freelance photojournalist, based in Italy. He has been working for about 13 years in the cinematographic and commercial industry, and began in the meantime h...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/90
Focal length
24.0 mm
F-Stop
8.0
ISO
200
Camera
Nikon D600

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