Luca Bracali has travelled to 141 countries, is the author of 13 books and winner of 12 prizes in International photo contests. Since 2008 he is a member of Apecs (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists) for his contributions about environment published in the media. In 2009 he was the only reporter to reach the geographic North Pole on skis. In 2010 Bracali debuted in the world of fine-art photography and his pictures have been on show, as solo exhibitions, in 50 museums and galleries in Rome, Sofia, Kiev, Odessa, Copenaghen, Montreal and New York. Tv director of Rai 1since 2011 and documentary-maker for Rai 2 and Rai 3, Bracali published 14 reportages on National Geographic. The Minor Planet Center in Cambridge has entitled in his name the 198.616th asteroid discovered.