Federico Facchin is a marine biologist, dive master and naturalist.

Born in Italy, Federico’s passion for nature was fuelled by the surrounding environment of his youth. Growing up around the forests and fresh waters of the lakes and rivers in the Italian Dolomites, instilled in him a deep love and curiosity for surrounding nature and wildlife, especially the hidden life under the water's surface.

He ended up turning his passions into his career.


Federico holds a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science and Master’s degree in Marine Biology from the University of Bologna, Italy.

He has worked as Research Asistant at the Oceanografic of Valencia and as Senior Research Associate at the City University of Hong Kong. After having conducted marine mammals research in Spain and coral-related studies in Asia, he has become a full-time naturalist and guide, as well as a naturalistic photographer.

In 2018, he started working in Iceland as whale watching guide and Dive Master, but because of Covid he is now working as science teacer in his home country.


For the last five years, he has been travelling, working and living around the world, and this has brought him to destinations as diverse as the Philippines, Madagascar, Peru, Spain, Indonesia, Malta, China, Thailand, South Africa and more.

Projects, collaborations and ideas.

The guestbook

Have we met somewhere in the world and you bumped into my website? Share a memory of our get-together!

I will be happy to read it and, if I can find it, I will attach a good photo of us.


Haven’t we met before? I am looking forward to hearing about you as well!


Thanks to all of you for your support,


Comments: 5
  • #5

    Cathey Johnson (Sunday, 20 March 2022 11:34)

    We first met Federico in 2018 in Iceland when he was our Dolphins/Wales Trip tour guide. He made our trip so special and took some amazing photos for us. We have followed his work ever since. I have just received my “Love Each Other” Elephant Print which is amazing and the quality is superb. Thank you Fedi, so very pleased with it .
    Cathey & Tony

  • #4

    Giacomo (Tuesday, 11 January 2022 19:31)

    Thanks Fede for all the work you do with such passion and mastery! Luckily you are not so greedy to keep It all for yourself ;)!

  • #3

    Elena (Saturday, 01 January 2022 09:50)

    Un ragazzo speciale, pieno di talenti e generoso nel condividerli!
    Tra le vari cose che fa benissimo, le foto riescono a trasmettere l'amore che ha per la vita e per la natura. Fortunato chi ha occasione di incontrarlo!

  • #2

    Stefania (Monday, 06 September 2021 16:32)

    Bellissime foto mi hai fatto viaggiare con i tuoi scatti! Buon lavoro un abbraccio

  • #1

    Robert (Friday, 19 March 2021 11:56)

    Dear Federico,
    It is fantastic to see how far you went with your passion. Your photos are outstanding and so is your website!
    Keep it up and I hope to see you soon my friend.

Thank you Cathey,

What a day it has been, with dolphins and raibows. Was lovely to meet you and keep in touch throuought the years!

All the best,

All images © Federico Facchin 2014-2022