The village of Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente

February 20th, 2010 | by nick |

The great Spanish naturalist Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente was born in the village of Poza de la Sal. He described the village of his birth as a “human community” in “harmonious coexistence with the landscapes” which formed a “zoomorphic universe”. As a child he began to explore the natural area, watching and learning about the wildlife of area, which would later greatly influence his vision of the world. One day he saw a peregrine catch a duck here which led him to the world of falconry and then into natural history film making.


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Poza de la Sal itself enjoyed a period of splendour thanks to its salt industry, active since Roman time. They are considered most important salt works in Northern Spain together with Añana in the Basque Country. Some of the workings have been restored as can be seen in this photo (from Amigos de las salinas de Poza de la Sal – good description of history of salt production here.) More on Felix

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