Born on November 27, 1966, Eladio Fernández is an Associate Fellow in the International League of Conservation Photographers, secretary of the board of Fundación Progressio and treasurer of the board of Fondo Peregrino RD. He is a naturalist, author, editor of photography and illustrated children’s books, and an advisor for Fundacion Propa-gas. His photography is represented by Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery in Santo Domingo/New York.
Eladio has one of the most extensive image banks on the landscapes, flora and fauna of the Greater Antilles. His photographs have been published in the “Wildlife As Canon Sees It” ad campaign for National Geographic, and in Condor, Nature Conservancy and Living Bird, among others. His images are represented by NHPA stock agency.
He currently produces books for a series of local and international corporate sponsors. Among his titles in print are: “Hispaniola: A Photographic Journey Through Island Biodiversity” (Grupo SID/Harvard University Press, 2007), “Orchids of the Dominican Republic and Haiti” (AMCHAM 2007), “Jamaica: A Photographic Journey Through The Land of Wood and Water” (IMCA 2008), “Cuba, Un Encuentro Con Su Naturaleza” (IMCA 2010), “Reserva Cientifica Ebano Verde, Un Encuentro con la Naturaleza” (APAP 2010), "Un Siglo de Historia, Central Romana Corporation" (CR 2012), "Legado de Vida, Parques Nacionales de la Republica Dominicana" (ACAP 2012), "Transformacion, El Ciclo de Vida de las Mariposas de la Española" (IMCA 2014).
Eladio is co-author, together with Steve Latta and Chris Rimmer (et Al), of the field guide “Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haití” (Princeton University Press, 2006).
He has produced 5 illustrated children’s books on the fauna and flora of Hispaniola for different corporate sponsors. Each book is a by a different author and all are beautifully illustrated by Tania Marmolejo, based on Eladio’s photographs. Among these are “Pedrito y el Cacaotal”, “Tambor y Misterio”, “Cuando el Viento Habla”, “Es la Tierra Mas Hermosa que Ojos Jamas Hayan Visto!”, y “Chicui Corazon de Joya”.