Alpine Chamois, Alps

Alpine Chamois, Alps
The Alpine chamois, whose pictures below are taken in the Swiss Alps, is the smallest species of the Caprinae (including bighorn sheep and ibex). From the Alps to Anatolia and Azerbaijan, through the Vosges, Jura, Massif Central, the Balkans and Carpathians, there are six subspecies of chamois in rocky areas, forests, and pastures. The isard (also izard) is a related species of the chamois of the Alps, and lives in the Pyrenees, the Italian Apennines and the Cantabrian mountain range. …

Camouflage For Wildlife Photography

Camouflage For Wildlife Photography
Here are some tips and advices about the different types of camouflage for wildlife photography. Wildlife photography is not that easy when you go to get your shots into the wild. Animals are more cautious and quickly scared if they find that something is going wrong around them. The use of camouflage aims to help wildlife photographers to get closer to animals. Needless to say that even if these ones can’t clearly see you, they still can smell or hear …

Vanil Noir, Fribourg, Switzerland

Vanil Noir, Fribourg, Switzerland
The Vanil Noir is a mountain of Switzerland, located in the canton of Fribourg. This swiss peak has a height of 2,389 metres and is the highest peak of the canton. The Vanil Noir is part of the Swiss Prealps and the mountain range separating the regions of Gruy√®re (Fribourg), and Pays-d’Enhaut (Vaud). The mountain is listed in the inventory of natural sites and monuments of national importance in Switzerland. In 1983, the Vanil Noir got its status of nature …

Urban Wildlife Montreal

Urban Wildlife Montreal
How to photograph Wildlife when you live in the city? Well, look everywhere for it. Sometime you can be surprised. Here is some Urban Wildlife photography in Montreal, Canada. When I was living there, I didn’t have a car, and many time I wanted to escape from the buildings and traffic. So, thanks to the Montreal Subway system and a couple of bus lines, or simply by walking, I was able to reach different parks on Montreal Island. The idea …

Alpine Ibex, Switzerland

Alpine Ibex, Switzerland
Here are my pictures of Alpine ibex, taken in Switzerland during hikes and various wildlife photography sessions. The Alpine ibex (Capra ibex), or simply ibex, is a species of mammals from the Bovidae family. There are other species of ibex in other rocky mountain ranges. The ibex lived in all regions of the rocky mountains of Central Europe, 100 000 years ago. The ibex is easy to hunt, and the development of firearms, from the mid-fifteenth century, almost led to …