Africa means adventure… All nature lovers that know Africa will tell you: nothing beats an African safari to discover the “big game” that has excited us since our childhood. To fill closer to wildlife, to believe we are adventurers - just for one day, this is what the most sincere of us can pretend to. Leave to the tourists a more “consumer” approach to the African wilderness and their exclamation after three days of game sight-seeing and accommodation in a luxury lodges: ”Yes, I know Africa, I have been there…I’ve done that”. As for those who really know Africa, they never cease to marvel at this wilderness. But they are worried. And, (...) Read more
Wolf Portrait “We had for them no hatred. They made their wolves’ business as we made our men’s business. They were God’s creatures. As we were. They had been born predatory. As the man. But they had remained predatory, while the man had become destructive.” By Paul-Emile Victor - (c) M. Dupuis “Wolf, are you there? Can you hear me? What are you doing?”
Parc du Mercantour- France
The Wolf has returned to France
While counting chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) in the Mercantour National Park (Alpes de Haute-Provence) in November 1992, the return of two common grey wolves (Canis lupus italicus) was officially recorded in France, confirmed by (...) Read more
What if this year we changed our plans? Instead of going to track Lynx in the Jura Mountains, why not try to find traces of evidence of Wolves in the Vercors? A few months earlier, an interesting discussion at the festival of photography in Montier-en-Der had prompted me to try, with my friends Anne and Bruno, something different from other Spring-time quests...
So, then I left at the end of March 2009 for a four-day adventure in the Vercors, an area I had not visited before, with my friends joining me for the last two days of my stay.
Arriving at the Auberge du Pionnier, owned by Rémy Pozzi (naturalist guide and photographer), I was (...) Read more
Polynesia – Austral islands - Rurutu
At the other end of the world
I have dreamt about this trip to the end of the Earth for a long time: Rurutu at latitude 22°26’ South and at 151°21’ longitude west, a ‘nearly-lost’ island in the Austral’s Archipelago of French Polynesia. With one purpose: to snorkel with humpback whales - also called “Megaptera novaeangliae”, these mysterious and magnificent creatures of the Southern hemisphere.
September 9th, Sunday
I finally land at Rurutu after a 22-hour flight trip from Paris to Papeete through Los Angeles, with a 4-hour stop-over in Tahiti then I left for the Australs Islands: Tubuai, then Rurutu (1h30 (...) Read more
Inde – Assam - Kaziranga
The national park of Kaziranga in Assam (North-Eastern India) is the one to visit if you wish to meet with the Rhinoceros unicornis indicus or, most commonly called the Single-Horn Indian Rhino.
The territory of Kaziranga represents 430km². The National Park was created in 1910 by a decision from the Imperial British Government aimed at protecting the species: only 100 or 200 individual Single-Horn Indian Rhinos remained all of India.
A count performed in 2007 estimated the population of the Park at about 1900 Rhinos, i.e. 60% of the overall Single-Horned Rhinos population.
This population is mainly descendants (...) Read more
Le Palais de la Découverte presents “Bêtes de Sexe”, visible in Paris. The exhibition wants to explore the world of seduction in the animal world and also has us wondering about the moral codes governing our own sex lives. From 9:30 am to 6:00 pm from Thursday to Saturday and 10am to 7pm on Sundays and days-off. Rates : 8€ , special rates : 6€