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New album: Autumn migration over the Netherlands

6 novembre 2021

Two years after our trip along the flyway, Pierre and Pierre-Lou returned for a short week to the route of our previous trip. In the Netherlands, on the island of Texel and in Zeeland, in October, we observed this time the autumn migration and the first arrivals for the winter.

After a long break, here is a new album to share with you some of the pictures taken during this trip, coloured with a touch of nostalgia...

Find out my interview on the 2019 migration project for the French Ministry of Higher Education!

9 janvier 2021

As the winner of the Young Reporters for the Environment competition, I went to the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche et de l'Innovation to conduct an interview and present my project carried out in 2019.

It was an opportunity to look back over my journey along the flyway and the construction of the project, but also to discuss my passion for ornithological photography more widely!

You can discover the interview on the website.

Happy New Year 2021!

1 janvier 2021

Here is a winter atmosphere in the Vosges to wish you all the best for the New Year!

My picture on the cover of the 2020 Wetlands International Census Report !

13 décembre 2020

The waterbird census in mid-January is organised by Wetlands International, an organisation dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wetlands around the world.

Thanks to a network of more than 150,000 volunteers, 50,000 wetlands are referenced and counted in nearly 180 countries around the world. The census is carried out simultaneously in each major region (over one or two days around mid-January) in order to provide a snapshot of the distribution of water populations on the different migration routes.

This year, the Wetlands network, the LPO and the OFB have taken up my image of teals to illustrate the cover of the report. A nice recognition for my images!

News from our friend Pentti, Finnish ringer of Goldeneyes!

9 septembre 2020

It is always rewarding to see that the images taken during my trip in 2019 are used to promote the research activities carried out by ornithologists in the field! This article published in the Finnish magazine Metsästäjä gives us news about our friend Pentti Runko, a skilled goldeneye ringer in the heart of Finland. He has now reached the number of 18,000 ducks of this species ringed in 37 years of activity. And he carries out this considerable scientific work on a voluntary basis, dedicating all his annual vacations to this activity in the spring. Pentti was recently awarded by the Hako Ollikainen Foundation for his work in the service of knowledge and preservation of the Common Goldeneye. Congratulations !

The magazine Metsästäjä is the most important guidance and educational tool of the Finnish Wildlife Agency.

See you this weekend at the Spot-Nature festival at the Jardins Suspendus of Le Havre!

6 septembre 2020

From Friday at 10:30 am and until Sunday at 7 pm, you can discover the nature photographs of 120 authors selected by the jury of the festival! And you will notably find my image entitled "Symmetry", representing these 2 arctic dives (Gavia arctica) photographed on Lake Termisjärvi, in the extreme North of Finnish Lapland.
Thanks again to Spot-Nature and its organizers for this beautiful festival!

Pierre-Lou's article is the winner of the Young Reporters for the Environment contest !

2 juillet 2020

I am pleased to announce that my report entitled "A Ring for the Union of Birds and Men" is the winner of the French Young Reporters for the Environment contest!
In this article, I discuss the problems of bird population management and I look back on the beautiful experiences I encountered during my trip across Europe last year. Feel free to read the article by clicking on the link below!

We will be exhibiting at the Festival of Camargue from 7 to 12 May!

1 février 2020

--- Festival cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak ---

Our exhibition has been selected by the Festival of Camargue Committee! We will therefore have a stand from 7 to 12 May on this occasion.
We will give you more details and all the practical information to visit us!

The image "Sanderlings and the sea" selected for a public prize!

25 janvier 2020

The image entitled "The sanderlings and the sea", created by Pierre-Lou on the island of Texel, was pre-selected for the public prize in the Friends of the Tour du Valat association's competition!

It is the public's "likes" that will decide the 15 images selected by the jury!

Our visit to the Louis Pasteur primary school in Rueil-Malmaison

16 janvier 2020

On Friday, January 17, we spent the day at the Louis Pasteur primary school in Rueil-Malmaison.
We visited two classes of 6 to 7 years-old pupils to carry out different activities around the themes of birds and travel. In the morning, two times of exchanges were planned to discover the birds and the particularities of certain species, discuss the trip and photography. In the afternoon, we participated with the schoolchildren in different educational workshops to put into practice the discoveries of the morning.

And it was a very enriching experience for us too! So a big thank you to the students and the teaching team for their welcome and their great motivation throughout the day!

Find out our annual report for the year 2019!

1 janvier 2020

Through this document, we return to our year 2019 and the results of our project on the ringing of migratory birds!

It is also an opportunity for us to thank all those who made this great adventure possible!

Our feedback to the AgroParisTech community

5 décembre 2019

Through several exhibitions and conferences on the AgroParisTech sites of Maine and Claude Bernard, we presented our work and impressions on the trip.

These events were an opportunity to exchange with researchers, students and staff of our school and to promote our work, but also and above all that of the ringers we met over the past few months across Europe!

Two images selected for an exhibition at the Festi'versité of the Salon de l'Ecologie de Montpellier

30 octobre 2019

Two images made this summer in Lapland by Pierre-Lou have been selected by the jury of the Festi'versité of the Salon de l'Ecologie for an exhibition in Montpellier

You can admire this White-tailed Eagle and this long-tailed Jaeger in large format at the Parc zoologique du Lunaret until December 2nd!

Inauguration of our exhibition at the Montier Photo Festival from November 14 to 17!

1 octobre 2019

We will present our exhibition "Birds and Men: Banding and Migration" for the first time at the international festival of wildlife and nature photography in Montier-en-Der from November 14 to 17! It is the meeting place for enthusiasts and professionals in the world of wildlife and nature photography.

The Montier Photo Festival is a partner of our project and provides us with valuable support for the realization of the exhibition. A big thank you to them and see you soon for the 23rd edition of the festival!

New album : Far-off Varanger Peninsula

15 septembre 2019

The last stage of Pierre-Lou's journey, the Varanger peninsula extends beyond the 70th parallel north, at the northern end of continental Europe. It is an exceptional destination for birdwatching. Pierre-Lou visited these areas during the month of July 2019 and found out many northern species, most of them nesting.

The Hornøya colony is one of the most spectacular sites in the region. It is home to about 100,000 individuals each year and up to 11 species of seabirds. An incessant ballet flies over the cliffs of this small uninhabited island in a deafening din, offering unforgettable images, a moving encounter that sounded like the completion of a long captivating journey.

New album : a summer in Eastern Lapland

27 août 2019

Find out the northern landscapes and species encountered by Pierre-Lou during various excursions in Eastern Finnish Lapland between the months of June and July.

Back at home !

12 août 2019

After 7 months across Europe and memorable encounters with birds and humans, from the south of France to the far north of Finnish and Norwegian Lapland, the journey ends. After a long and tiring return trip, AVES Photographie takes a short break, a little rest.​ We make an appointment at the beginning of the school year for the latest images of the trip but also for upcoming exhibitions!

It is also with great pleasure that we announce that we will exhibit at the 23ème Festival international de la photo animalière et de Nature de Montier-en-Der from November 14th to 17th!

New album : spectacular eagles of Finnish Lapland

30 juillet 2019

Pierre-Lou shares here this impressive experience that he has lived in Finnish Lapland alongside Jarmo Ahtinen and Olli-Pekka Karlin, two passionate and experienced eagle ringers.
After an important tracking work led by Petri Piisilä to locate the nests, Jarmo and Olli-Pekka go to the different sites to capture and mark the non-flying chicks on the nest, perched atop the tall trees. Threatening little chicks that sometimes weigh more than 4 kilos!

New album : Majestic Lofoten

19 juillet 2019

Find out a brief overview of the spectacular scenery of the Lofoten Islands, alongside our friend Pierre Jouannais, under a cloudy sky ...

The northernmost stage: the Varanger Peninsula

14 juillet 2019

Pierre-Lou has reached the extreme north of his journey, beyond the 70th parallel!
He is currently traveling the Varanger Peninsula, mythical region in the world of "birders", because of the great diversity of species it hosts.

New album : back to Käsivarsi wilderness

13 juillet 2019

Passing through Finnish Lapland, Pierre-Lou took the opportunity to get lost again in the wilderness of Käsivarsi he had traveled in August 2017.
But at the beginning of June, here spring only appears, the surface of many lakes is partially frozen, large and thick patches of snow still strew the vast desert landscapes of the Finnish tundra. Numerous northern species were present throughout these 6 days of walking through the hills of the region.
Find it out in image...

New album : Pentti Runko's Goldeneyes

6 juillet 2019

Pierre-Lou presents in images the story of a week spent with Pentti Runko in Maaninka, in the center of Finland. This ringing experience is the most personal that Pierre-Lou has encountered so far.
A fireman by profession, Pentti has taken all his annual holidays for 35 years to give himself up to what he calls "his hobby": the ringing of Common Goldeneyes (Bucephala clangula) during the breeding season. 16342 ducklings, 261 juveniles and 474 adults; these are the numbers of Goldeneyes that he had ringed until May 3, 2019. A considerable work at the service of the knowledge of this species with which he has forged a strong link. But much more than numbers, these results are the fruit of flawless passion and perseverance, and a considerable knowledge developed over all these years. ​

Many thanks to Pentti for giving me these captivating moments and for his warm welcome!