Born in Santa Clara, Cuba, Arnaldo Toledo Sotolongo has been passionate about nature and the arts from a young age. With support and encouragement from his parents, he spent much of his childhood expressing his interpretations of nature through his drawings of the local wildlife. After years of practice, dedication and field observation, Arnaldo focused on creating illustrations that were both artistic and biologically accurate. His work has since been displayed at a multitude of expositions, events, art galleries and biological science conferences. Today, Arnaldo works as a scientific illustrator, photographer and designer for the Botanical Garden Center of Studies at the Central University “Marta Abreu” Las Villas. In his free time, he volunteers in conservation projects involving migratory birds, as well as other terrestrial and aquatic animals.