Albert Lleal was born in Badalona (Catalonia,Spain) in 1970 and was passionate for nature since childhood. When he was seventeen he discovered his interest in photography which led him to graduate in audio-visual technology and video, while studying singing and vocal technique.
Having worked for years as a professional singer he left the profession when he began to pursue photography full time in 1995. Over the years he worked on several editorial and audiovisual projects but soon he discovered his interest in the nature macro and microphotography and began to specialize in those fields. For two years he worked as a photographer for the Geological Museum of the Seminar in Barcelona learning techniques in paleontologic photography and publishing in several specialized international magazines.
Lleal's list of clients include organizations focusing on pro-animal rights and environmental protection (Altarriba Foundation, INWA, Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECI), etc.) and scientific institutions such as the Marine Studies Center in Badalona, Zoological Museum of Barcelona, Tecno Agrary Institute Research (IRTA). His work has been published in published magazines such as National Geographic Spain and National Geographic France and in the most important Spanish magazines and newspaper's sunday magazines (El Pas, La Vanguardia, El Periódico, etc).
His collection is specially strong in closeup photography, paleontology, microphotography (SEM coloured and optical microscopy) and landscapes.