Leonardo Avezzano is an Adventure Photographer and Explorer. He lives, breathes and takes active part in the variety of assignments and personal projects he undertakes. His expedition photography has led him around the world, from mountains to deserts, where Leonardo is most comfortable, and where he thrives as both an image maker and an explorer.
He focuses his visual storytelling on matters linked to nature and personal challenges to advocate Positive Change.
“My walk, climb, dive brings me to inaccessible and remote places, therefore my pictures are small miracles in a frame, since the universe provided all the right conditions to make this “click” happening”.
Main Adventures :
2010: Venezuela: climbed the highest Tepui in the world, Mont Roraima (2810mt)
2012: Tanzania: climbed the active volcano, Ol Doinyo Lengai (3188mt), the sacred mountain of Masai
2014: Iceland: crossed the biggest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull, from west to east.
2016: Nepal: crossed Mustang from Pokhara - Jonson - Lo Mantang - Pokhara.
2017: Indonesia: crossed Indonesian Borneo from west to east (1400km in the rain forest).
2018: Jordan: crossed Jordan from the Syrian border to the Red Sea (740km).(Best Travel 2018 National Geographic)
2018: Iceland: crossed Iceland from nord - the arctic circle - to south - the Atlantic Ocean, solo.(National Geographic Open Explorer)
2018: Peru’: from Cusco to Choquequirao to Machu Picchu, climbing Winicunca mountain.
2018: Bolivia: crossed Salar de Uyuni, the highest (3656mt) and biggest (10582 sqkm) salt lake in the world, and climbed Chacaltaya (5400mt).
2018: Argentina: climbed the highest mountain in the world, outside of Himalaya, Aconcagua (6986mt).
2019: Jordan: crossed the Wadi rum desert for the second time, from south to north.
2019: Nepal: climbed AMA Dablam (6856mt), the 4th most difficult mountain in the world.
2019: helping The Ocean Cleanup in getting rid of plastic from the oceans.