Andi Halil was born in Sungai Guntung, a small port city situated in the east of the island of Sumatra (Indonesia). Attracted by the immensity of the sky and sea around it and thirsty for adventure, when the time came, he enrolled in a career that would take him to sea. Now based in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), he is a ship’s captain, but that’s not all. Passionate about ornithology, he also taught himself macrophotography to capture the beauty of the birds that he encounters on his travels. He has therefore embraced a second, flourishing career, since he is the fortunate recipient of numerous prizes and prestigious international awards. His artistic intention: to reveal the beauty of nature and the marvels around us. His motto: love can come from anywhere.