Cristina Otero Sabio

Akris Photography & Painting

born in january  1992.


From Granada, Spain, activist, marine biologist and artist.

My devotion to the sea began at a very young age. Back then I dreamed of exploring the oceans and studying cetaceans.

I always had  an artistic vision of the world around me. That is why as a child I used to spend my time drawing, recreating scenes and imagining new ones; frequently underwater in the ocean and orcas.


During adolescence I discovered  the art of photography and digital editing and learned as a self-taught.

That was when Akris was born.

About me

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The first time I used a reflex camera was when I was 16 years old. I found in conceptual photography a form of communication and direct expression that required no words or explanations.

I remember spending nights and nights awake editing photographs with the few resources that were available at the time.

I never ever travel without my camera.

My curiosity and ambition to explore the world later led me to decide to pursue a professional career in science, which has allowed me to live and work in various places and countries.

In 2015, after a break of almost 10 years, I picked up a brush again, and since then I have not stopped drawing and proposing new artistic challenges.

Among my works, watercolor paintings predominate, with a marine, educational and activist touch.  My marine works have led me to participate in several international exhibitions and conferences.

Today I combine my  professional career as a marine biologist with art and I hope to continue doing so for many years.

killer whale orca spy hopping watercolor akris painting
Orcas Tarifa Akris Photography
Thalassophile watercolor portrait akris painting
Sperm whale watercolor akris painting
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