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Isaí Madriz

Isai Madriz is a photographer, storyteller and entomologist, with expertise in freshwater aquatic insects of Patagonia. He transects remote and unexplored areas of Patagonia alone using a bamboo bicycle and a pack raft in search of some of the rarest insects on the planet. Carrying over 30 kilos of equipment to document the unique Gondwanan insect biodiversity of the region, he sets off to find and explore the last pristine forests remaining in Patagonia to better understand relict groups (living fossils). To bring attention to insect conservation in this area of the world, Madriz writes stories of the vanishing insect diversity, exploration and science using macrophotography to showcase the six-legged jewels of Patagonia. He creates free educational materials for rural schools across the region.