Vernet-les-Bains, Pyrénées-Orientales

At the festival, the visitor will have a chance to explore the beauty and diversity of the natural world by viewing several exhibitions and conferences during 3 days.

The exhibitions and slideshows takes place around Vernet-les-Bains and also gives the visitor an opportunity to visit the village and its many attractions at the same time.

The possibilities to meet with the photographers during the festival, helps the visitors to better understand their work and all the planning, technique etc. which is behind each of their pictures.

Please find below our official programs during the festival:

10 am to 6 pm - Free entrance

"The wildlife of North America" by Daniel J. Cox

American photographer, Daniel has been photographing the natural world for more than 20 years.
"Dan's photography is always a blend of beauty and excitement. His spectacular images stay with you long after you turn the page. I consider him one of today's best nature and wildlife photographers." Jerry Grossman, General Manager of Communications, Nikon, Inc.
Dan's images has appeared in numerous magazines, including National Geographic and Times magazine.

Exhibition at the Casino, Vernet-les-Bains
Daniel J. Cox

Vincent Munier "Hokkaïdo" by Vincent Munier

French nature- and wildlife photographer from the Vosges region. His photographs has been nominated 3 times in the "Eric Hosking Award" category at the prestigious "BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year" competition.His work has appeared in several books and international magazines.
Exhibition at the Casino, Vernet-les-Bains

"Images of Nature" by Tom Mangelsen

Devoted to a lifetime of documenting the natural world, Thomas D. Mangelsen is one of the world's premier nature photographers. Driven by expressing the beauty and intricacy of the wilderness, Tom spends up to nine months a year in the field documenting the wild lands and creatures he so cares about. Tom received an Honorary Fellowship by The Royal Photographic Society in 2002, the North American Nature Photographer Association's (NANPA) Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year 2000 award, as well as chosen BBC's Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 1994. His work has also been published in leading magazines such as Audubon, National Geographic, Life etc.
Exhibition at the Casino, Vernet-les-Bains

Martin N. Johansen
"The Pyrénées Catalanes Nature Park" by Martin N. Johansen

Danish photographer, who specialize in nature and environmental subjects. Martin has documented many protected areas, particular in France and North America. His images has been published widely in books and international magazines.
Exhibition at the Office de tourisme, Vernet-les-Bains

"And the Sea never rests" by Hans Strand

Swedish photographer, Hans focus his work on unique landscapes around the world. His images has been published in several books and many international magazines. He has won several prestigious awards for his landscape pictures, including the british "BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year" competition and he has been awarded the title "2003 Nordic Nature Photographer of the Year".

Exhibition at the Office de tourisme, Vernet-les-Bains
hans strand

Olivier Michaud
"Deserts of the World" by Olivier Michaud

French photographer, who specialize in landscape and travel photography. Olivier has published several photo books on travel and he also works as a photographer/guide for the Paris based travel agency, "Objectif Nature".
Exhibition at the
Casino, Vernet-les-Bains

1 - Wildlife
2 - Landscapes
3 - Best regional picture

A selection of the 25 best pictures from each category will be exhibited at the Salle polyvalente in Vernet-les-Bains.
3€ (-12 years old/free)

Friday October 22, 2004
Saturday October 23, 2004
Sunday October 24, 2004

10am "Insects Story " story teller for kids Véronique Kienzen

11am "The most beautiful birds of the Pyrenees"
Slideshow by Lionel Courmont (GOR)
11am "Swampland in the Pyrénées-Orientales"
Slideshow by Jérome Buissière
13pm "Les Grands Prédateus"
Slideshow by Office Nationale
de la chasse et de la faune sauvage (ONCFS)
1pm "Chile"
Slideshow by Olivier Michaud
13pm "The Olympic Peninsula"
Slideshow by Martin N. Johansen
15pm "Macro photography in Nature"
Slideshow by Délia Copel, Jean-Joël Remy & Ed Vaughan

3pm "Pyrénées Catalanes Nature Park"
Slideshow by Martin N. Johansen & Paul Delgado
Conference by Jérôme
3pm "National Parks of Scandinavia"
Slideshow by Hans Strand
6pm "National Parks of France"
Slideshow by Martin N. Johansen
6pm "The wildlife of North America"
Slideshow by Daniel J. Cox
6pm Prize-giving "Selection Competition"