Our Photo Chronicles: Sharing Our Passion for the Beauties of Nature and Our Professional Photographers’ Advice

Our photo chronicles are a beneficial way to impact a great number of people through our passion for the beauties of nature.

They are also a convenient channel to convey our professional techniques of wildlife, underwater, and landscape photography. We more thoroughly examine these techniques during our photography workshops and with the ACANP method. Nevertheless, our photo chronicles share our expertise and abilities with as many photographers as possible, without face-to-face interaction.

We are often asked why we share our secrets as professional photographers. We perpetually answer that knowledge is certainly one of the most important things in life. What is the use of accumulating knowledge and skills, if we then keep it hidden, impacting only ourselves? What is the use of learning and understanding if we do not share with others? What is life’s worth if it is not based on learning and sharing knowledge, thus creating a positive impact on the world around us?

These chronicles are not written to talk about us but to open new creative doors in the discovery of your photographs. We share our experiences and expertise to help you move at a more rapid pace in your photographic quest.

 

Choosing a floating hide is not easy. We found a manufacturer who created an interesting product.
Jul 28, 2017

Why It is Important to Choose The Right Floating Hide

Why It is Important to Choose the Right Floating Hide for Wildlife Photography Taking a picture from water’s level requires the use of a floating hide. The choice of this tool is essential for the realization of interesting and creative photos. For years, we used handcrafted floating hides.… Read more
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Minimalist photograph of a feather on a pond.
Apr 28, 2017

Why: Creating Minimalist Photos – Part 2

Why: Creating Minimalist Photos – Part 2 Click here to read the part I of the article. Minimalist photograph of a feather on a pond. Some Tricks to create Minimalist Photos To create minimalist photographs, we reuse the same techniques. We apply the following simplistic rules to implement the… Read more
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Minimalist picture of a chick swan on a pond. Photograph made from a floating hide.
Apr 21, 2017

Why: Creating Minimalist Photos – Part 1

Why: Creating Minimalist Photos – Part 1 We like to create minimalist photographs because it fits perfectly into our artistic vision. This photographic approach may seem simple and natural at first glance, however, it requires a lot of patience and a special state of mind. We have incorporated this… Read more
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Photograph of a coral reef and its reflection in the Red Sea. Photograph by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Apr 14, 2017

Why: Using a Method to Create Interesting Photos – Part 2

Why Using a Method to Create Interesting Photos - Part 2 Click here to read the part I of the article. To create this photograph, we dove several times to capture the ideal reflection of this coral reef. All Photographs Have Been Made During our workshops, we often repeat that all the photographs… Read more
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We waited a week before creating this photograph. We wanted the sun at this particular place. We proceeded by method.
Apr 07, 2017

Why: Using a Method to Create Interesting Photos – Part 1

Why Using a Method to Create Interesting Photos - Part 1 When we create a series of photographs for clients or photographic projects, we leave little room for chance. Over the years, we have developed a process that we strictly adhere to. If the chance comes in, it's only for creativity. We believe… Read more
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This photograph of a red deer in Europe at dawn is an artistic approach.
Mar 03, 2017

Why: Photography is A True Artistic Discipline – Part 2

Why Photography is A True Artistic Discipline - Part 2 Click here to read the part I of the article. This photograph of a red deer in Europe at dawn is an artistic approach. What is a Piece of Art? In a very general way, a piece of art is an aesthetic physical element, an artistic creation. The… Read more
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This photo of a torrent in the Smoky Mountains is a photographic artistic approach.
Feb 24, 2017

Why: Photography is A True Artistic Discipline – Part 1

Why Photography is A True Artistic Discipline - Part 1 Are all photographic disciplines artistic? Are all photographers artists? These essential questions are, in our view, as important as those relating to the technique. It is by trying to answer these questions that we have better defined our… Read more
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Underwater wrecks are perfect subjects to tell stories and to make working the imagination of the viewers.
Feb 03, 2017

Why: Telling a Story through Nature Photographs - Part 3

Why Telling a Story through Nature Photographs - Part 3 Click here to read the part II of the article. Underwater wrecks are perfect subjects to tell stories and to make working the imagination of the viewers. What, When, Where and Why? In a photo report, the golden rule is "What, when, where and… Read more
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Landscapes are perfect scenes to suggest emotions and questioning. Landscape in southern Texas along the Rio Grande.
Jan 27, 2017

Why: Telling a Story through Nature Photographs - Part 2

Why Telling a Story through Nature Photographs - Part 2 Click here to read the part I of the article. Landscapes are perfect scenes to suggest emotions and questioning. Landscape in southern Texas along the Rio Grande. Some Basic Rules for Building a Photo Story The photograph that will be produced… Read more
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Animal behaviors are interesting subjects for telling stories in artistic photographs.
Jan 20, 2017

Why: Telling a Story through Nature Photographs - Part 1

Why Telling a Story through Nature Photographs - Part 1 Creating photographs of nature is an extraordinary way to communicate, convey messages, or arouse certain emotions in the viewer. In our article on editing in photography, we said that the first step in a project is to define a story for a… Read more
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To make this picture, we photographed the waterfall for 3 days. 150 pictures in total.
Jan 13, 2017

Why: Image Editing is Important for a Photographer

Why Image Editing is Important for a Photographer Image editing is the phase of selecting a series of photographs that will be used as part of a photo project. This essential step makes it possible to isolate photographs which will tell a story. For a photographer, it is a very difficult task; he… Read more
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To create this photo of a gray heron in this environment, we waited for hours.
Jan 07, 2017

Why: Creating Interesting Photos is so Difficult

Why Creating Interesting Photos is so Difficult Every day, tens of millions of photographs are created throughout the world. All social strata, that is, the diversity of culture, is affected by this photographic phenomenon which is an unprecedented wave. For example, selfies, which used to be… Read more
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The Ethiopian wolf photographed here on the plateau of Bale is a dream for wildlife photographers.
Sep 16, 2016

Why: the Ethiopian wolf is a great subject of photography

Why the Ethiopian wolf makes for such a great photographic subject The opportunity to shoot images of the Ethiopian Wolf on camera remains a dream for many wildlife photographers. As of today, the species as a whole lives under the constant looming threat of premature extinction, a situation due… Read more
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For this photograph of a storm arriving on us in Arizona, we were in a hide. We had a second camera equipped with a wide angle. We were able to take that photo.
Sep 02, 2016

Why: Nature Photographers Need Luck to Create Good Photographs

Why nature photographers need luck to create good photographs In a previous blog post, we talked about our "10-10-10-30-40 rule". This rule gives the list of elements that go into a good nature photograph and the percentage of each which is needed. We define a good nature photograph as a good… Read more
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The blue accentuates the peace and the quietness of the whale shark.
Aug 05, 2016

Why: To Enhance Colors In Nature Photography (part II)

Why to enhance colors in nature photography (part II) Click here to read the part I of the article. The blue accentuates the peace and the quietness of the whale shark. Mixing colors When composing a photograph, always look for a way to bring in contrast using complementary colors. Thus, when… Read more
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In this photo of a purple heron, we worked the red colors to create contrast with the green.
Jul 29, 2016

Why: To Enhance Colors In Nature Photography (part I)

Why to enhance colors in nature photography (part I) The colors in a photo have a strong impact on the emotions which the photo conveys. Fortunately, all kinds of colors are present in nature. They can appear through natural or artificial light, with or without filters. They create perspective and… Read more
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Amar explaining to a trainee how to take a picture during an underwater photography workshop.
Jul 22, 2016

Why: To Participate In A Nature Photography Workshop – Part 2

Why to participate in a nature photography workshop – Part 2 Click here to read the part I of the article. Amar explaining to a trainee how to take a picture during an underwater photography workshop. Our teaching method: CANP Our teaching method, "CANP," is based on practice and our experiences.… Read more
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Nicolas, a participant in one of our workshops dedicated to the rutting season, in action.
Jul 15, 2016

Why: To Participate In A Nature Photography Workshop – Part 1

Why to participate in a nature photography workshop – Part 1 Deciding to participate in a nature photography workshop is taking a special step. Many nature photographers consider this decision. Some of them will probably never go for it because they believe that their photography skills are… Read more
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Photographing gelada in Ethiopia is one of the best experiences we have had in wildlife photography.
Jul 08, 2016

Why: We Photographed Gelada Monkeys In Ethiopia

Why we photographed gelada monkeys in Ethiopia Gelada are monkeys that live only in the highlands of Ethiopia, where we had the chance to observe and photograph and some of them. They are very interesting animals to photograph, because their attitudes and expressions are very close to those of… Read more
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To achieve this photo of a hummingbird we asked ourselves the question of the quality of the background and the negative space.
Jun 24, 2016

Why: To Ask Questions In Wildlife Photography - Part II

Why to ask questions in wildlife photography - Part II Click here to read the part I of the article. What will I choose for the setting, the light and the point of interest? When we arrive somewhere for a photo session, we choose the setting first, then the light and finally the points of interest.… Read more
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This photo of a deer during the rutting season has been the subject of many questions, especially about the choice of the scene.
Jun 17, 2016

Why: To Ask Questions In Wildlife Photography - Part I

Why to ask questions in wildlife photography - Part I In order to make wildlife pictures with impact, a wildlife photographer must always ask questions before he triggers the camera for the first time. This time spent asking questions is absolutely necessary, because it is crucial that nothing be… Read more
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To compose  this landscape photograph, it took us a long time to look for the best  point of view to arrange all the elements.
May 13, 2016

Why: To Compose A Nature Photograph Well

Why it is important to compose a nature photograph well Knowing how to compose a nature photograph is just as important as knowing how to frame it, or choose a point of view, or manage the negative space. It is difficult, and requires a lot of experience and maturity. To be able to compose a photo… Read more
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The negative space in this picture consists of the coral around the blenny. In this case, the negative space is the fish’s environment
May 06, 2016

Why: It Is Important To Manage The Negative Space In Nature Photography

Why it is important to manage the negative space in nature photography In a photograph, the negative space is essential because it helps to highlight the points of interest of the photo. Good management and good mastery of the negative space improve not only the reading of a photograph but also the… Read more
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A photo of a gelada, taken on a cliff in Ethiopia. This picture was taken during a photo walk.
Apr 29, 2016

10 tips for creating interesting wildlife photographs (part III)

10 tips for creating interesting wildlife photographs - Part III Click here to read the part II of the article. A photo of a gelada, taken on a cliff in Ethiopia. This picture was taken during a photo walk. Tip 7: usually take pictures on a level with the animal's eyes In wildlife photography, it… Read more
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A photo of a young wild boar in a meadow in Charente-Maritime, France.
Apr 22, 2016

10 tips for creating interesting wildlife photographs (part II)

10 tips for creating interesting wildlife photographs - Part II Click here to read the part I of the article. A photo of a young wild boar in a meadow in Charente-Maritime, France. Tip 4: have a suitable camera and equipment In order to create interesting wildlife photographs, a photographer must… Read more
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A photo of a hummingbird flying in southwest Texas in the United States. This is a difficult photo to create, and the framing is important.
Apr 15, 2016

10 tips for creating interesting wildlife photographs (part I)

10 tips for creating interesting wildlife photographs - Part I Wildlife photography is a field of photography that has specific features of its own. The photographer should pay attention to the framing, the composition, and the choice of the point of view. In addition, the photographer should have… Read more
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Photo en noir et blanc prise à Big Bend dans le sud du Texas. Magie des lumières et des contrastes.
Apr 08, 2016

Why to take pictures in black and white (part II)

Pourquoi réaliser des photos en noir et blanc (2ème partie) Cliquer ici pour lire la première partie de cet article consacré au noir et blanc. Photo en noir et blanc prise à Big Bend dans le sud du Texas. Magie des lumières et des contrastes. Le noir et blanc débute toujours avec une photo en… Read more
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A black and white photograph taken in the Racetrack in Death Valley.
Apr 01, 2016

Why to take pictures in black and white (part I)

Why to take pictures in black and white (part 1) Black and white photography is a suitable technique for many nature scenes. It requires a particular frame of mind. A black and white photograph should be prepared and planned from the framing to the post-processing on a computer. However, black and… Read more
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A photo for a contest must be simple, neat, evocative and surprising.
Mar 25, 2016

Why to take pictures for photo contests (part II)

Why to take pictures for photo contests (part II) Click here to read the part I of the article. A photo for a contest must be simple, neat, evocative and surprising. Some ideas for taking a good photo for a contest Choose to focus on simple topics, such as the expressions and body language of… Read more
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This photo of sailfish hunting sardines has received several awards in competitions
Mar 18, 2016

Why to take pictures for photo contests (part I)

Why to take pictures for photo contests (part I) Taking pictures for a photography contest is its own field of photography. The photos must be planned especially for the contest. This is strategic preparation for the event. Nothing should be left to chance. Participating in a photo competition… Read more
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In underwater photography, a bokeh is useful for highlighting the subject in a close-up
Mar 11, 2016

Why to create a bokeh in nature photography

Why to create a bokeh in nature photography The technique of creating a bokeh is used in photography to make blurry backgrounds. A bokeh helps to highlight the points of interest in a photo, because the background does not include any details. But be careful about using one, because they are not… Read more
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In landscape photography, the background is fundamental to highlight the points of interests.
Mar 04, 2016

Why choosing the right background is important in nature photography

Why choosing the right background is important in nature photography In general, a nature photograph is composed of the subjects, the foreground, the negative space, and the background. The background is usually present, except in close-ups. In that case, the background merges with the surroundings… Read more
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In wildlife photography, the view is best when it is at eye level.
Feb 26, 2016

Why choosing a good point of view is important in nature photography

Why choosing a good point of view is important in nature photography In wildlife photography, the view is best when it is at eye level. Why choosing a good point of view is important in nature photography In the blog where we talked about framing in photography, we established that framing resulted… Read more
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A landscape photograph which uses the 16:9 ratio.
Feb 10, 2016

Why it is important to frame correctly when taking pictures - Part II

Why good framing is important in photography - Part II Click here to read the part I of the article. A landscape photograph which uses the 16:9 ratio. The different orientations The horizontal orientation This is also called the landscape framing. It is suitable for wide scenes such as landscapes… Read more
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A pygmy seahorse framed with the rule of thirds.
Feb 05, 2016

Why it is important to frame correctly when taking pictures - Part I

Why good framing is important in photography - Part I Not all moments are good for making a good photograph. The photographer Cartier-Bresson said, "There are decisive moments where you have to be ready". When he said this, he was not talking about a dramatic moment, but a visual moment. He was… Read more
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Searching for the best framing for one of the magical landscapes in Bryce Canyon.
Jan 29, 2016

Why are you taking pictures? - Part II

Why are you taking pictures? - Part II Click here to read the part I of the article. Searching for the best framing for one of the magical landscapes in Bryce Canyon. "I want to communicate" photographers Throughout all our years of traveling and teaching photography workshops, we have met a unique… Read more
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On the heights of Death Valley.  Why take this photo?.
Jan 22, 2016

Why are you taking pictures? - Part I

Why are you taking pictures? - Part I We meet many photographers who have never asked why they were taking pictures. This fundamental question has no single answer. Every person who uses a camera has his own answer. Photographs are reflections of life. They can make us shiver in awe. They can help… Read more
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The Rio Grande River in Big Bend National Park, Texas
Dec 23, 2015

Why we love the beauties of nature

Why do we love the beauties of nature As far as we remember, nature has always had an attraction for us. We have always had a deep love for it. Natural phenomena, seasons, landscapes, and land or aquatic animals fascinate us. When we are working in nature, we forget our worries. But what overwhelm… Read more
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The south of Grand Canyon photographed at sunset.
Dec 14, 2015

The country where the wind blows free

«The country where the wind blows free and there is nothing to break the light of the sun» We heard this phrase in the 1956 movie "Comanche," directed by George Sherman. One of the Indian leaders uses it to describe the land of the American Southwest, especially of Arizona. It means that there are… Read more
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A photographer in a floating hide on a pond in La Dombes in France.
Oct 10, 2015

Photographing wetland animals from a floating hide

Photographing wetland animals from a floating hide Using a floating hide allows us to take very creative, unique photos. It enables us to get very close to all kinds of animals that live in the wetlands, from birds and mammals to insects. But a floating hide is more than a mere accessory. It allows… Read more
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One of our art photographs which was a great success.
Aug 07, 2015

We celebrated the 10th anniversary of our company Guillen Photo LLC

We celebrated the 10th anniversary of our company Guillen Photo LLC Ten years is an important milestone for a company. Indeed, in the United States, 50% of companies disappear before reaching their fifth year of existence. 50% of those that remain will disappear before reaching their 10th year. In… Read more
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A melodious warbler on a branch in a wetland of Charente-Maritime in France.
Jun 23, 2015

Photographing melodious warblers in Charente-Maritime

Photographing melodious warblers in Charente-Maritime We photographed our first melodious warblers, Hippolais polyglotta, in Charente-Maritime, France, while we were working on a wildlife photography project about migratory birds in the wetlands. It was pure chance that we took these pictures. At… Read more
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A male bluethroat bird singing in a wetland of Charente-Maritime in France.
May 22, 2015

Photographing bluethroats in Charente-Maritime in France

Photographing bluethroats in Charente-Maritime Every year, we look forward to the months of April and May in Charente-Maritime. This is the best time to photograph bluethroats singing. The bluethroat is a type of sparrow also called the “Swedish nightingale.” Besides having melodies of its own, the… Read more
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Photographs of ballets of manta rays at night in Maldives
Apr 30, 2015

Ballet of manta rays in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean

Ballet of manta rays in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean The Maldives is one of two regions with Hawaii, in the world we know where it is possible to see ballets of manta rays for night dives. To observe manta rays at night, it is necessary to place a very large projector in the back of the boat.… Read more
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The landscape photography is a complex area where the photographer must harmonize points of interests, lights and colors.
Apr 27, 2015

10 tips for landscape photographers

10 tips for landscape photographers L andscape photography is one of the most practiced areas in photography. Nearly everyone has photographed a landscape at some point. Creating a landscape photo may seem very easy. Many photographers say that they just have to find a beautiful landscape, look… Read more
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Photographs of the landscapes of Big Bend National Park in Texas, USA.
Apr 23, 2015

Landscapes of Big Bend national Park in the United States

The landscapes of Big Bend National Park in the state of Texas Big Bend National Park is located in the southwest of the state of Texas in the United States. It is part of the vast Chihuahuan Desert, which covers the northern Mexico and the southern United States. Big Bend is covered 90% by desert… Read more
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Fine art photography is one of our two activities as independant professional photographers.
Apr 23, 2015

Succeeding as an independent professional photographer

Succeeding as an independent professional photographer without specialized training A professional photographer is a person whose only source of income comes from photography. We are both professional photographers. We live in the United States, where we have been running our own business for many… Read more
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A good underwater photograph that respects our 10 criteria.
Mar 09, 2015

The definition of a good photograph

The definition of a good photograph All photographers, whether amateur or professional, are trying to accomplish the same thing: they want to take good photographs. It is an endless quest. Although most photographers probably take thousands of pictures every year, few of these are really good. Most… Read more
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Photographs of the White Sand Dunes desert in New Mexico, USA.
Mar 05, 2015

Landscapes of White Sand Dunes in New Mexico in the United States

Landscapes of White Sand Dunes in the state of New Mexico in the United States White Sand Dunes is the largest gypsum desert in the world. It is located in the northern Chihuahuan Desert in New Mexico. The sand dunes that stretch over 710 km2 are located at an altitude of 1600 meters. Each year,… Read more
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This landscape of Charente-Maritime has a real subject: the net hut. We have choosen an atmosphere with cottony tones.
Mar 02, 2015

Landscape photography: a real form of art. Part 2

Landscape photography: a form of art that allows us to express ourselves. Part 2 The beginning in the previous article… This landscape of Charente-Maritime has a real subject: the net hut. We have choosen an atmosphere with cottony tones. When there is a visible subject, the emotional atmosphere of… Read more
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This photo taken in the Chihuahuan Desert inspired us tranquility and wholeness with the sweet tones.
Feb 23, 2015

Landscape photography: a real form of art. Part 1

Landscape photography: a form of art that allows us to express ourselves. Part 1 We love the beauties of nature. We chose photography to express ourselves and share the emotions we feel when we contemplate nature. For this purpose, we practice three distinct types of photography: underwater,… Read more
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Photographs of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, USA.
Feb 19, 2015

Landscapes of the Smoky Mountains in the state of Tennessee in the US

Landscapes of the Smoky Mountains in the state of Tennessee in the US The Smoky Mountains are mountains that extend between the state of Tennessee and the state of North Carolina. The Smokies are crossed by over 2500 miles of streams. The sunrises are spectacular and unique as they are often blue.… Read more
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Amar and Isabelle Guillen, professional photographers
Feb 18, 2015

The exciting life of a freelance professional photographer

The exciting life of a freelance professional photographer Most of the people we meet think that we spend 10% of our time taking pictures and the rest of our life is just goofing off. In order to explain what we actually do with the other 90% of our time, for three months, we have carefully noted… Read more
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The fights between red deers durint the rut season can be very violent.
Feb 03, 2015

Photographing fights between red deer, wild boar and fallow deer

Photographing fights between red deer, fallow deer, or wild boars Photographing a particular animal behavior is the most difficult element of wildlife photography. Simply taking a picture of an animal is relatively easy if you know the right techniques and are familiar with the animals and the… Read more
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A goby on a hard corall. Picture taken at Marsa Shagra cove during a dive from the shore of the Red Sea.
Jan 31, 2015

A good reason to dive in the southern Red Sea often

A good reason to dive in the southern Red Sea often There are two questions that I am always asked during underwater photography workshops. They are, “Why are you never tired of diving in the Red Sea?” and “How can I create beautiful underwater photographs?”. The answers to these very different… Read more
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Manta ray feeding on plankton at night.
Jan 22, 2015

The 5 best underwater photographs of the year 2014

The 5 best underwater photos of 2014 The year 2014 is over. For our underwater photography projects we have worked mainly in France, the United States, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. We continued to work on our photographs close to the surface to show the wealth of wildlife at very shallow… Read more
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Common kingfisher on a branch over a pond.
Jan 20, 2015

The 5 best wildlife photographs of the year 2014

Les 5 meilleures photos animalières de l'année 2014 The year 2014 is over. For our wildlife photography projects we have worked mainly in France and the United States. We continued to work on a project on migratory birds of the wetlands. We have accumulated a number of interesting shots that will… Read more
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Shore edge of the estuary of the Gironde.
Jan 17, 2015

The 5 best landscape photographs of the year 2014

The 5 best landscape photographs of the year 2014 The year 2014 is over. We have worked in France and the United States. We have created a collection of photographs devoted to the shores of the estuary of the Gironde. In the US we started our major project devoted to major national parks like Big… Read more
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Underwater sceneries close to the surface. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Dec 13, 2014

Underwater scenery near the surface in Saint John in the Red Sea

Underwater scenery near the surface in Saint John in the Red Sea Saint John’s reefs are located in the south of the Red Sea in Egypt. It is a shoal of 200 meters deep, which have formed different reefs. Some of them come to the surface and some others have their top few meters below the surface. In… Read more
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Red deer in France. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Dec 07, 2014

Red deer stags in colors during the call of the deer in France

Red deer stags in colors during the call of the deer in France The call of the red deer stags in the fall is not only an opportunity to photograph exceptional animal behavior such as mattings, calls or fights between males. The rutting season is also the opportunity to take photos with lights and… Read more
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Landscapes of Bryce Canyon in the state of 'Utah. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Dec 02, 2014

Bryce Canyon in Utah state, United States

Bryce Canyon in Utah state, United States Bryce Canyon is a very small area in the state of Utah. It is a park of 145 km2. But it is certainly one of the most incredible and one of the most exceptional for landscape photographers. We can photograph there unique geological formations in the world… Read more
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A red deer photographed in the mist from a natural hide in a forest
Oct 17, 2014

Three techniques for photographing red deer bellowing

Three techniques for photographing red deer bellowing Red deer bellowing: a sight worth photographing Red deer are certainly some of the most beautiful European animals for photographers to capture. This is especially true in the autumn, when the bucks are looking for mates and bellowing. A picture… Read more
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A herd a red deer in the fog during the bellowing in France. The noise of our cameras alerted the leading stag and the watching doe.
Oct 10, 2014

The blind: an excellent method to photograph red deer

The blind: an excellent method to photograph red deer In wildlife photography luck is a major factor During a photo workshop devoted to the bellowing of the red deer in France, I accompanied a trainee in the field to explain how to use a blind. I expected to see the first animals after one hour. We… Read more
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Diving on oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Texas. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Aug 17, 2014

Diving on oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, USA

Diving on oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, USA Diving into the structure of an oil platform is certainly one of the most amazing experiences we have known in our diver life. We dive regularly on platforms in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Texas. We have experienced dizziness… Read more
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Underwater close-up photographs of the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Texas. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Aug 07, 2014

Close up photographs of marine life in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, USA

Close up photographs of marine life in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, USA The Gulf of Mexico off the coast of the United States and in particular those of Texas is a place not very known by scuba divers. Most of them that we met there live in Texas. This is certainly one of the reasons that all dive… Read more
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Common kingfisher on a branch in a pond in la Dombes, France.
Jun 29, 2014

The common kingfisher or the photo quest for the blue arrow

The quest for the blue arrow Common kingfisher on a branch in a pond in la Dombes, France. Walking near a pond or stream, many of us have seen a bright blue bird, like a blue arrow, speed by, and heard an unusual cry, ‘tchiii,' as it passed. If you’ve ever wondered what it was, it was a common… Read more
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Underwater sceneries in the Red Sea off the coast of Sudan. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Apr 23, 2014

Photographs of underwater sceneries of the Red Sea off Sudan

Photographs of underwater sceneries of the Red Sea off Sudan After the galleries showing the wreck of the Umbria and close-up photographs, here is a photo gallery showing the sceneries of the Red Sea coast off Sudan. All these photos were taken on the drop offs or banks bordering immense coral… Read more
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Diving on the site of Conshelf 2 on the Red Sea, off coast of Suddan.
Apr 19, 2014

A dive into history: following the footsteps of Jacques Cousteau to the site of Conshelf 2

A dive into history: following the footsteps of Jacques Cousteau to the site of Conshelf 2 Diving on the site of Conshelf 2 on the Red Sea, off coast of Suddan. During my last underwater photo trip, in the Red Sea in Sudan, I fulfilled a very old teenage dream: I dove to the site of Continental… Read more
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Underwater close-up off the coast of Sudan. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Apr 19, 2014

Underwater close-up photographs in Red Sea off Sudan

Underwater close-up photographs in Red Sea off Sudan The Red Sea off the coast of Sudan is a paradise for underwater photographers who photograph close-ups. Corals are in perfect condition; sites are not dived a lot; animals are not disturbed and not scarred by divers. During a dive on the plateau… Read more
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The Umbria wreck laying off the coast of Sudan. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Apr 10, 2014

The wreck of Umbria in the Red Sea, off Sudan

The wreck of Umbria in the Red Sea off Sudan The wreck of Umbria is undoubtedly one of dreams to fulfill for any underwater photographer who loves historic shipwrecks. The Umbria contains about 360,000 bombs equivalent to 6,000 tonnes, 60 detonators boxes, bags of cement, building materials, few… Read more
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Bestof 2013 of landscape photographs.
Feb 05, 2014

The 5 best landscape photographs of the year 2013

The 5 best landscape photographs of the year 2013 The year 2013 is over. One thing is clear: the rules of aesthetics change. There are so many identical photographs that the viewers need to see more different pictures. We must update our vision. It is not easy. These changes directly impact the… Read more
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Bestof 2013 of wildlife photographs.
Feb 04, 2014

The 5 best wildlife photographs of the year 2013

The 5 best wildlife photographs of the year 2013 The year 2013 is over. One thing is clear: the rules of aesthetics change. There are so identical photographs that the viewers need to see more different images. We must update our photographic vision. It is not easy. These changes directly impact… Read more
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The  5 best underwater photographs of the year 2013.
Feb 04, 2014

The 5 best underwater photographs of the year 2013

The 5 best underwater photographs of the year 2013 The year 2013 is over. One thing is clear: the rules of aesthetics change. There are so many identical photographs that the viewers need to see different pictures. We must update our vision. It is not easy. The challenge is immense. We refined our… Read more
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Landscapes of the coast of Gironde Estuary in Charente-Maritime. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Jan 31, 2014

Landscapes of the shores of Gironde estuary in Charente-Maritime, Southwest of France

Landscapes of the shores of Gironde estuary in Charente-Maritime, Southwest of France The Gironde estuary is a paradise for landscape photographers. The lights and colors are absolutely incomparable because of the geographical situation of the largest estuary in Europe. The estuary waters bathe two… Read more
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Blenny in the Gironde estuary, France.
Jan 30, 2014

Using art to show the beauty of the underwater world: part 2

Using art to show the beauty of the underwater world: part 2 Click here to read the previous part of this blog post. In the previous post, we explained some of our secrets for creating beautiful underwater photos. We will continue with some common sense rules that many photographers ignore. Blenny… Read more
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A goby on a hard coral colony in the Red Sea, Egypt.
Jan 30, 2014

Using art to show the beauty of the underwater world: part 1

Using art to show the beauty of the underwater world: part 1 Since 2002, when digital cameras became widely available, a camera has become an essential accessory for most recreational divers. It is almost part of their diving equipment. As professional underwater photographers, we have decided to… Read more
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The sailfish sardine run off the coast of Mexico, Isla Mujeres.
Dec 13, 2013

The “10-10-10-30-40 rule”

The “10-10-10-30-40 rule” How do you make a truly great and memorable photo? How do the great photographers do it? We hear these questions at some point during every photo workshop. To answer them, we eventually came up with “the rule of 10-10-10-30-40”. The sailfish sardine run off the coast of… Read more
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Wild hogs of the forests of Charente-Maritime in France. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Oct 28, 2013

The wild boar in Charente-Maritime, west of France

The wild hog in Charente-Maritime, west of France The boar is very present in the Charente-Maritime. It is found in forests, woods or swamps. All Charentais have seen at least a wild boar during a walk or drive. But taking a picture of a boar is another story. It is a wary animal, very fearful of… Read more
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A young wild boar too curious in Charente Maritime, France
Oct 14, 2013

Encounter with a very angry wild boar sow in Charente-Maritime, France

Encounter with a very angry wild sow in Charente-Maritime, France During one of our last wildlife photo sessions, when we were in a forest in Charente-Maritime in France, we were taking pictures from a blind when a young wild pig saw us and panicked. The sow did not hesitate one second in pouncing… Read more
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The call of the red deer in France. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Oct 09, 2013

The call of the red deer in Charente-Maritime, West of France

The call of the red deer in Charente-Maritime, West of France From mid-September to mid-October , the red deer belling in France. Several regions are known to listen to the cryl of the red deer. The Charente- Maritime region is one of them. From "La Coubre" forest in the North to the forest of… Read more
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Scuba diver exploring the Recoin wreck off the coast of Oleron Island in France.
Sep 07, 2013

The wreck of "Recoin" off the island of Oleron

The wreck of the "Recoin" off the island of Oleron A wreck with an unknown history, 25 yards under the surface of the Atlantic Scuba diver exploring the Recoin wreck off the coast of Oleron Island in France For a big project relating the hidden treasures of the underwater bottoms of the coast of… Read more
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Tarpon sardines run in Bonaire in the southern Caribbean Sea.
Aug 31, 2013

Tarpon sardine run in Bonaire in the southern Caribbean Sea

Tarpon sardines run in Bonaire in the southern Caribbean Sea A unique underwater show for photographers Tarpon sardines run in Bonaire in the southern Caribbean Sea During our last trip to the island of Bonaire off the coast of Venezuela, we had the opportunity and the privilege to attend a unique… Read more
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European bee eater with a bee in its beak.
Aug 25, 2013

Photographing the European bee-eater in Charente-Maritime, France

Photographing European bee-eaters in Charente-Maritime, France A photogenic bird with an annoying habit of nesting on private property European bee eater with a bee in its beak. For a photographic project in the Charente-Maritime department in France, which will end in 2014, we needed a photograph… Read more
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Herd of fallow deers in a forest of Poitou-Charentes region, France.
Aug 21, 2013

The European fallow deer in the Charente-Maritime region, France

Photographing European fallow deer in Charente-Maritime, France The European fallow deer: a very difficult animal to photograph Herd of fallow deers in a forest of Poitou-Charentes region, France. We learned by chance that the European fallow deer, Dama dama, had been reintroduced into some areas… Read more
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The wreck of Sauerland sunk off the coast of Charente-Maritime in France, Atlantic Ocean.
Aug 18, 2013

The wreck of Sauerland off the coast of France in Atlantic ocean

The wreck of the Sauerland off the coast of Charente-Maritime, France A monumental wreck from the Second World War On August 12, 1944, the Sauerland, a German blockade breaker, was sunk 24 nautical miles from the port of La Rochelle in the west of France. Today she lies on sand 40 yards under the… Read more
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Atmospheres and birds of the ponds of La Dombes. Ain department in FranceS. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Aug 18, 2013

France. Department of Ain. La Dombes

France. Department of Ain. La Dombes La Dombes is a marshy area in the north of Lyon in France. It consists of over 1000 ponds where carps are raised for fish farming. These ponds were built by the monks to ensure the food needs of farmers in the region. They are not very deep. They are ideal for… Read more
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Aquatic warbler in a swamp of Charente-Maritime, France.
Aug 17, 2013

Aquatic warbler photographed in Charente-Maritime, France

Aquatic Warblers in the swamps of Charente-Maritime, France A quick stop before migrating to Africa Each year, an extraordinary phenomenon occurs in some swamps in the south of Charente-Maritime, France. Flocks of aquatic warblers, Acrocephalus paludicola, stop for a few days to get a snack before… Read more
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Canyon de Chelly in United States. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 25, 2013

Canyon de Chelly in Arizona state, USA

Canyon de Chelly in Arizona state, USA Canyon de Chelly is located in the state of Arizona in the southwest United States. It was dug millions of years ago by powerful rivers that have deposited silt and also made the land very fertile. To the 10th century, the Pueblo Indians have found a rich land… Read more
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Bestof 2012 of wildlife photographs.
Jul 22, 2013

5 best wildlife pictures of the year 2012

5 best wildlife pictures of the year 2012 One year of hard work has ended. 2012 was rich in new events, trips and photographs. We worked hard ton confirm our photographic vision. For each report, each project and each trip, we continued to respect the rules we have defined to create our… Read more
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Bestof 2013 of underwater pictures.
Jul 22, 2013

5 best underwater pictures of the year 2012

5 best underwater pictures of the year 2012 One year of hard work has ended. 2012 was rich in new events, trips and photographs. We worked hard ton confirm our photographic vision. For each report, each project and each trip, we continued to respect the rules we have defined to create our… Read more
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Bestof 2012 of landscape photographs.
Jul 22, 2013

5 best landscapes pictures of the year 2012

5 best landscape pictures of the year 2012 One year of hard work has ended. 2012 was rich in new events, trips and photographs. We worked hard ton confirm our photographic vision. For each report, each project and each trip, we continued to respect the rules we have defined to create our… Read more
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Some pictures requires to know how to prepare compositions and  frames like this vineyard.
Jul 22, 2013

Everyone is able to pick a nice ripe fruit on a tree: part 3

Anyone can pick a ripe fruit from a tree: part 3 Click here to read the previous part of this blog post. In previous articles, we described the various steps we use for landscape photography. These three essential steps result the production of images that are ready to be used. But do we follow the… Read more
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A photo that required  days waiting for the best weather conditions: a swampy area near  Royan in Charente-Maritime.
Jul 22, 2013

Everyone is able to pick a nice ripe fruit on a tree: part 2

Anyone can pick a ripe fruit from a tree: part 2 Click here to read the previous part of this blog post. In the previous article, we described the first step in preparing to take a landscape photograph. Once we have written all the necessary data in our log, we begin the second stage of our… Read more
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A photo that required  days of preparation and recognition: a village in Haute-Saintonge in the fog in winter.
Jul 22, 2013

Everyone is able to pick a nice ripe fruit on a tree: part 1

Anyone can pick a ripe fruit from a tree — Part 1 Anyone can pick a ripe fruit from a tree. But how many people can actually plant the tree in the right place, wait for it to mature, prune and fertilize it so that it will give delicious fruit? It is the same way with photography. Anyone can press a… Read more
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A photograph of the canal of Beaugeay. Used for the exhibition.
Jul 22, 2013

A little-known aspect of being a photographer: the search for partners

A little-known aspect of being a photographer: the search for partners A race against time October 2011. We have been in Charente-Maritime for 3 days now, preparing for our exhibition which is to be held in 2012. We are looking for local businesses which will partner with us in our project. We have… Read more
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A photographer lost in thought contemplating a landscape in Charente-Maritime.
Jul 22, 2013

What photographers think during the long hours of waiting?

What do you think while you are waiting to take pictures? We build our own personal universe What do you think about during the long hours while you are waiting to take pictures? We have heard this question dozens of times. At first, we laughed at it, because we thought that people were laughing at… Read more
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Paris, the City of Light and its monuments
Jul 22, 2013

A getaway in Paris

A getaway in Paris We had had to interrupt our time in the Charente-Maritime department because we had two business meetings scheduled in Paris. One concerned arrangements for future photography classes. The other was a chance for us to meet with a publisher about a new book. We decided to spend 4… Read more
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The magical morning moment.
Jul 22, 2013

The 15 magical minutes in landscape photography

The 15 magical minutes in landscape photography The golden hour "We have 15 minutes. After that, it will be too late: we will pack our photo equipment and tripods." We have said this sentence hundreds of times. We have waited for this moment for days sometimes. It has a different name in different… Read more
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Landscapes of the coast of Charente-Maritime, France
Jul 22, 2013

A typical day on the coast in Charente-Maritime

A typical day on the coast in Charente-Maritime After our stop in the village of Hauteluce in the French Alps, we travelled to the Charente-Maritime department on the western coast of France. For two years, we had been gathering pictures for a photo exhibit in 2012. Even though we only needed 20… Read more
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Alpine landscape around the village of Hauteluce in Savoy
Jul 22, 2013

The village of Hauteluce in the French Alps

The village of Hauteluce in the French Alps It was the end of our wildlife photography safari in the French Alps. It had been a happy week. We had spent long hours waiting for animals to appear. Sometimes they had, sometimes they had not. We had come to find chamois and ibex. We left with pictures… Read more
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The white-throated dipper of the river in Beaufort
Jul 22, 2013

Photographing white-throated dippers in Beaufort

Photographing white-throated dippers in Beaufort After photographing marmots, badgers, and various birds, and seeking in vain for deer and chamois, we decided to go with André Callewaert to photograph a bird which is almost a myth for some photographers: the white-throated dipper, Cinclus cinclus.… Read more
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Wildlife of the Beaufortain area in the French Alps
Jul 22, 2013

Wildlife from the Beaufortain area in the French Alps

Wildlife from the Beaufortain area in the French Alps We decided to create a series of photos of wildlife from the French Alps. To get to know the area, we enrolled in a wildlife photography safari organized by the photographer Gerard David. Another photographer, Philippe Rigolio, was our guide… Read more
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Stroll through the oasis of Siwa
Jul 22, 2013

Stroll through the oasis of Siwa

A stroll through the oasis of Siwa The village of Siwa in the western Egyptian desert is not only the site of the medieval city of Shali. It is also situated by a large oasis. For us, the oasis was the place where we went to shelter from the sun during the heat of the day. After getting up early to… Read more
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Siwa oasis in Egypt
Jul 22, 2013

An ordinary day in Siwa

An ordinary day in Siwa. While we stayed in Siwa, Egypt, we spent our days in search of light. We woke up at 5:30 to prepare our cameras. We usually prefer not to get up early, but in Egypt, everyone does, and despite the unusual hours, we were not tired. After a shower, we left our hotel with our… Read more
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Oasis of Siwa in western of Egypt
Jul 22, 2013

The oasis of Siwa in Egypt

Oasis of Siwa in western of Egypt The oasis of Siwa Oasis also called Amoun is located in the Egyptian desert, 627 kilometers west of Cairo and 306 kilometers south west of Marsa Matrouh. This oasis is famous for its palm trees, olive trees, flowers. Siwa is a few kilometers from the border with… Read more
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The grey seal in Brittany, France
Jul 22, 2013

The grey seal of Brittany, France

The grey seal in Brittany, France There are only two colonies of gray seals in Brittany: one is installed in the archipelago of Molène in Finistere and the other is installed in the islands of Seven Brothers off the Côtes d'Armor. We spent several hours to observe the colony of the Côtes d'Armor: a… Read more
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The dugong of the red Sea
Jul 22, 2013

Will I ever meet a dugong?

Will I ever meet a dugong? A dream that has never become reality We all have dreams. They drive us forward every day. When we realize a dream, it means that we succeeded in fighting through adversity. Dreams often take a long time to become reality. Everybody has a suitcase full of dreams that have… Read more
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The fishing farm of Cannes. France. Mediterranean Sea.
Jul 22, 2013

The organic open water fishing farm: a solution for the future?

The organic open water fishing farm: a solution for the future? A fish farm in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Cannes, France. 30% of the world's population only eats fish, and wild stocks continue to decline due to intensive industrial fishing. How can we feed a growing population with a… Read more
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Whale sharks in Tadjourah Bay, Djibouti
Jul 22, 2013

Whale sharks in Tadjourah Bay, Djibouti

Whale sharks in Tadjourah Bay, Djibouti A photographer’s despair Have you ever felt the despair of a disappointed photographer? Have you experienced the terrible frustration of being ready to take an exceptional picture, and then having everything go wrong? I have had this experience, and even now,… Read more
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The longnose hawkfish of the Red Sea
Jul 22, 2013

The longnose hawkfish of the Red Sea

The longnose hawkfish of the Red Sea A difficult fish to photograph Every diver who has wet his fins in the Red Sea has heard of the famous longnose hawkfish, Oxycirrhites typus. It is one of 35 species of hawkfish, the best known of which is the freckled hawkfish, Paracirrhites forsteri. Many… Read more
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The Shark Reef drop off in the Northern Red Sea in Egypt
Jul 22, 2013

The Shark Reef drop off in the northern Red Sea in Egypt

The Shark Reef drop off in the northern Red Sea in Egypt The best dive of my life June 2011. This is the third day of the underwater photography cruise we have organized. I wake up at 4 AM. Because it is very hot in the cabin, I sleep on the top deck of the boat. The cabin is air conditioned, but,… Read more
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The rafflesia flower: the biggest flower in the world
Jul 22, 2013

The rafflesia flower: the biggest flower in the world

The rafflesia flower: the biggest flower in the world We had the chance to photography the rafflesia flower in the jungle in east of Thailand after two days of walk and research with a guide. Rafflesia is known to be the biggest flower in the world. It can measure 3 feet (1 meter) and weight 22… Read more
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Underwater life of the sandy bottom of the Red Sea. Fury Shoal reefs in Egypt
Jul 22, 2013

Fury Shoal reefs in the Red Sea in Egypt. Life on the sand

Underwater life on the sandy bottom of the Red Sea The Fury Shoals in the Red Sea, off the coast of Egypt The weather had forced us to precipitately leave St. John’s Reef. One of the two propellers of our boat had broken and the captain was forced to move north, towards the harbor of Marsa Alam.… Read more
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Saint John's reef in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt
Jul 22, 2013

Coral reef of St.John. Red Sea. Egypt. Winter 2010

Saint John's reef in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt We decided to make a diving cruise to explore the reefs of Saint John during the coldest period of the year in the Red Sea. The water temperature is 23 degrees Celsius. It's 5 degrees below the temperature at the beginning of the summer and 7… Read more
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The moving stones in Race Track in Death Valley, California.
Jul 22, 2013

The moving stones at Racetrack in Death Valley National Park

The "moving stones" in Race Track in Death Valley, California It is in a dry lake in Death Valley National Park, on the site of Racetrack that we can see these moving stone tracks. Many theories tried to explain this unique phenomenon in the world but nobody has ever seen the stones movings and… Read more
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A silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) in the Red Sea
Jul 22, 2013

Silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), Red Sea, Red Sea

A silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) in the Red Sea We took this photo of a silky shark (scientific name: Carcharhinus falciformis) in the Red Sea during a month of June. As is often the rule when we want to photograph the sharks, we posted during several dives in a place where we knew we could… Read more
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Harbor of Saint-Tropez in the South of France
Jul 22, 2013

The harbour of Saint Tropez in South of France

Harbor of Saint-Tropez in the South of France The city of Tropez Saint is famous for his yachts of more than 60 meters (180 feet) length which rent a ring for several thousands of euros per day or for the stars who come to show in the back of these boats by drinking champagne glass. But all this… Read more
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A whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) in the Red Sea
Jul 22, 2013

Oceanic whitetip shark, Red Sea

A whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) in the Red Sea We made this picture off Daedalus reef in the Red Sea in Egypt after waiting several minutes under the dive boat. The oceanic whitetip shark, often called longimanus, (Scientific name: Carcharhinus longimanus) is a pelagic fish. He lives in… Read more
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A spectral tarsier in a forest of North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Jul 22, 2013

Spectral tarsier

A spectral tarsier in a forest of North Sulawesi, Indonesia The spectral Tarsier (Tarsius spectrum) is a member of the Tarsier family and living on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, and is also reffered to as 'Sulawesi Tarsier'. It is about 25 centimeters long and weighs 94–154 grams. They sleep… Read more
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Electric clam in the waters of Raja Ampat, Papua
Jul 22, 2013

An electrical flame file shell in Papua

Electric clam in the waters of Raja Ampat, Papua It took us a long time to take a picture of the electrical arc inside the animal. It was during a dive in one of the mangrove of Raja Ampat in Papua that we were lucky to shoot that picture. The flame file shell inhabit narrow cracks, crevices and… Read more
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The amphitheater of Bryce Canyon in Utah State and the hoodoos.
Jul 22, 2013

Bryce Canyon amphitheater in Utah in United States

The amphitheater of Bryce Canyon in Utah State and the hoodoos The Bryce Canyon national park in the state of Utah in the United States is known for its particular geological formations: hoodoos. It is a unique geological formation and the red color dominates the canyons and the large amphitheater… Read more
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A Periclimenes sp. shrimp in the waters of Ploumanach, North Brittany
Jul 22, 2013

A Periclimenes sp. shrimp in Brittany

A Periclimenes sp. shrimp in the waters of Ploumanach, North Brittany A Periclimenes sp. shrimp hiding in an anemone off the coast of Ploumanach in North of Brittany in France. We had never had the chance to see one and without the help of our underwater guide, we could never have been able to take… Read more
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Sunset over White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas
Jul 22, 2013

Sunset over White Rock Lake near Dallas

Sunset over White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas White Rock Lake is located few miles away from the city of Dallas in the Texas state in the south of United States. This is what we can call an "urban oasis". The lake is artificial and this is one of the reservoir for the water supply of the city. More… Read more
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A Ridley turtle in the Gulf of Mexico, off Texas coast
Jul 22, 2013

A Ridley turtle in the Gulf of Mexico

A Ridley turtle in the Gulf of Mexico, off Texas coast A Ridley turtle, Lepidochelys kempii. This is the most common specie encountered in the Gulf of mexico. She has a rounded shell and she weights between 40 et 50 kg (between 120 and 150 lbs). We took that picture as she was eating a sponge… Read more
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The lighthouse of Ploumanach, North Brittany
Jul 22, 2013

The lighthouse of Ploumanach in North Brittany, France

The lighthouse of Ploumanach, North Brittany This lighthouse which shows the entry of the harbour of Ploumanac' h in North Brittany is also called "Mean ruz", which means red stone in Brittany language. It is the emblem of the famous pink granite coast in the north of Brittany. The first headlight… Read more
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Galapagos shark around Wolf Island
Jul 22, 2013

The Galapagos shark of Wolf Island

Galapagos shark around Wolf Island That shark species is in danger following the Ecudorian government authorization allowing the sale of fins. The shark prefers clear water, coral reefs and rocky bottoms, and often swims a few meters above the substrate. A common but habitat-limited species, occurs… Read more
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The Rocky Mountains in Colorado in United States
Jul 22, 2013

The Rocky Mountains in United States

The Rocky Mountains in Colorado in United States The Rocky Mountains also called Rockies in United States form a large assembly line in the west of North America. They stretch more than 4800 kilometers (3000 miles) from Mexico in the south to Alaska in north. They are divided between the United… Read more
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Giant sea fans in Andaman Sea, Thailand
Jul 22, 2013

Giants gorgonias and soft corals in Andaman Sea

Giant sea fans in Andaman Sea, Thailand That rock covered with gorgonias and soft corals is located at the bottom of the famous reef names Ruan Gluay-Mai which means "orchids garden" in Thai. It is certainly one of the most beautiful coral reef in the world. The most surprising is the size of the… Read more
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The beach of Arromanches in Normandy
Jul 22, 2013

The beach of Arromanches by a beautiful day of September

The beach of Arromanches in Normandy Only the half immersed pontoons, from a few hundred meters of the beach of Arromanches in Normandy, North of France, recall us all the sufferings endured by men who did not even know France, during the terrible fights of June 1944. How to imagine in this haven… Read more
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Scallops meeting in the cold waters of Vancouver Island
Jul 22, 2013

Scallops meeting in Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Scallops meeting in the cold waters of Vancouver Island We were diving in Vancouver Island when we saw the scallops which seemed to converse between them. They were all posted on a big rock looking all on the same direction. Every scallop was opening and closing their shell depending on the… Read more
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The sand dunes of Death Valley in California
Jul 22, 2013

The sand dunes in Death Valley

The dunes in Death Valley, USA The sand dunes in Death Valley are only one of the many landscapes we can find in this area of California. Seen from heights of the valley, the surface covered by sand seems small but it is a mistake. Once starting to walk, it takes hours to explore it completely. We… Read more
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The wreck of Ghiannis D. sunk in the Red Sea
Jul 22, 2013

The wreck of the Ghiannis D. sunk in the Red Sea

The wreck of Ghiannis D. sunk in the Red Sea Giannis D. is one of the mythical wrecks of the north of the Red Sea. This Greek cargo liner ran up against the reef of Abu Nawas in April 1983 and spent two weeks to sink while breaking into two. The wreck is lying on the side on a 28 depth meters… Read more
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The wreck of Salem Express off Safaga in the Red Sea, Egypt
Jul 22, 2013

Wreck of the Salem Express

The wreck of the Salem Express off Safaga in the Red Sea, Egypt The Salem Express ran in 20 minutes on December 15, 1991. 470 people will drown and 180 will survive. This terrible tragedy occurred off the town of Safaga in Egypt in the Red Sea. The passengers were pilgrims returning from a trip to… Read more
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Sunset over the island of Vancouver, Canada
Jul 22, 2013

Sunset over south of Vancouver Island, Victoria

Sunset over the island of Vancouver, Canada We were walking along the port of the town of Victoria, capital of the province of British Columbia in the west of Canada, when a magic light settled on the city. The Vancouver Island is the area of the world where so far we have seen such changes of… Read more
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The wreck of Krisoula K. in the Red Sea. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

The wreck of Chrisoula K in the Red Sea off Egypt

The wreck of Chrisoula K in the Red Sea off Egypt The Chrisoula K (also named Krisoula K) was a Greek freighter. During its final journey to the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, its cargo consisted of boxes containing ceramic tiles made in Italy. It sank 31 August 1981, after the captain passed… Read more
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Mountain birds of Costa Rica. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

The birds of mountains in Costa Rica

The mountain birds of Costa Rica. In 1970, a couple of botanists from Harvard University who studied micro orchids noted in their report that there is a large concentration of resplendent quetzals in the forests of the Costa Rica moutains region. This magnificent bird so rare caused the influx of… Read more
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Fish of Marsa Shagra in the Red Sea. Underwater harmony of colors. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Colors harmonies of underwater close up photography

Egypt, Marsa Alam, Red Sea. Colors harmonies of underwater close up photographs. Most underwater close-up photographs show portraits of fish, crustaceans and other reptiles. They also often attach to show animal behavior. These techniques used to show the underwater life is interesting but it is… Read more
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Underwater fauna along the coast of Charente-Maritime in France. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Underwater attached fauna and flora of the mouth of Gironde estuary

Underwater attached fauna and flora of the mouth of Gironde estuary In the previous photo gallery dedicated to the underwater fauna of the mouth of the Gironde estuary, we highlighted the fish and crustacean. In this gallery, we chose to show the flora and fauna attached to the rocks that make up… Read more
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Underwater fauna along the coast of Charente-Maritime in France. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Underwater fauna of the Gironde estuary in France

Underwater fauna of the Gironde estuary in France. The Gironde estuary in the department of Charente-Maritime in West of France consists of a mixture of saltwater and freshwater very beneficial for underwater fauna that is very specific. It is marked by all estuaries physical characteristics… Read more
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The sail fish sardine run in Mexico. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Mexico. Isla Mujeres. Sailfish sardine run

Mexico. Isla Mujeres. Sailfish sardine run Each year during the winter season, nutrient rich currents flow from South America pushing its way north up onto the shallow shelf off of Isla Mujeres, Mexico drawing in large schools of sardines. Following these baitfish are great numbers of Atlantic… Read more
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Shark Reef drop off in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Egypt. Red Sea. Shark Reef

Egypt. Red Sea. Shark Reef The drop off of Shark reef is located in the north of the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. For us, Shark Reef is one of the top ten dives in the world and it is the southern point of the Sina¨peninsula. The wall falls to more than 300 meters (900 feet) of depth but most of… Read more
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South of Grand Canyon in Arizona, United States. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Grand Canyon, South Rim, state of Arizona, USA

Grand Canyon, South Rim, state of Arizona, USA We decided to spend a few days in the south of the Grand Canyon in the state of Arizona, USA. It is called South Rim. We want to photograph the Grand Canyon in the snow. We traveled by car from Texas. Our whole trip was punctuated by snow. We've even… Read more
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Whale Sharks of the Gulf of Tadjourah in Djibouti. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Djibouti. Gulf of Tadjourah. Whale sharks

Djibouti. Gulf of Tadjourah. Whale sharks The Gulf of Tadjourah is located in the Indian Ocean at the western end of the Gulf of Aden. It is almost entirely surrounded by the Republic of Djibouti. The rest is bordered by Somalia. Throughout the year, the Gulf of Tadjourah and especially the bay of… Read more
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Manatees in Florida, United States. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Florida. United States of America. Crystal River. Manatees

Florida. United States of America. Crystal River. Manatees Manatees are herbivores that are also called “sea cows”. There are four different species in the world. The specie we know particularly is “Trichechus manatus latirostis”. This is the Caribbean manatee. It is the largest species. Every year… Read more
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Underwater bottoms of Saint John Reef in the Red Sea in Egypt. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Egypt. Red Sea. Saint John's Reef

Egypt. Red Sea. Saint John's Reef These photos were taken on the coral reefs of St. John in the southern Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. These reefs are certainly the most beautiful and richest biodiversity of the region. This is a festival of colors and shapes. For photographers, this is a unique… Read more
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Red Rock Canyon in the state of Nevada, United States. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Red Rock Canyon in Nevada State, USA

Red Rock Canyon in Nevada State, USA Red Rock Canyon is located 30 kilometers (20 miles) away from the city of Las Vegas in Nevada in the United States. It is a small park little known photographers but a treasure rich colors. It is a deserted region consists of small mountains that can reach 1000… Read more
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Landscapes of the coast of Charente-Maritime in France. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

The coast of the Charente-Maritime department, France

The coast of the Charente-Maritime department, France The total length of the coastline of the Charente-Maritime department in the west of France is 463 kilometers. The coastline stretches from the Gironde estuary to the Atlantic ocean. For photographers this is a unique landscape incredibly rich.… Read more
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Landscapes and wildlife of Hauteluce in French Alpes. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

The village of Hauteluce in French Alps. Alps wildlife

The village of Hauteluce in French Alps. Alps wildlife. Hauteluce is a small village of 800 inhabitants located in the Savoy region in the French Alps. The main activity is agriculture with cattle: race Tarine and race Tarine. Cows produce milk used to make the Beaufort cheese and Tomme de Savoie… Read more
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Underwater bottoms of Saint John Reef in the Red Sea. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Egypt. Red Sea. Scenic views of Saint John Reefs

Egypt. Red Sea. Scenic views of Saint John Reefs The coral reefs of St. John consist of small islands in the southern Red Sea off the Egyptian coast. They are located after the corner of Ras Banas. None of the islands are inhabited. They are all empty and just flush out of the water. The slopes of… Read more
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Underwater sceneries of Arromanches in Normandy, France. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

France. Normandy. Arromanches. Wrecks of the DDAY, June 6, 1944

France. Normandy. Arromanches. Wrecks of the DDAY, June 6, 1944 Normandy is not very known and not famous for its scuba dives except perhaps by divers coming from the Calvados department, who know all the underwater treasures that lie on the sandy bottoms. Off the small village of Arromanches,… Read more
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The Rocky Mountains in the Colorado state, United States. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Rocky Mountains, Colorado State, USA

Rocky Mountains, Colorado State, USA The Rocky Mountains in Colorado State are a small part of the mountain range which has the same name. The Rocky Mountains extend over a distance of 4830 kilometers in the west part of the North American continent. The highest peak, Mount Elbert, located in… Read more
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Underwater bottoms of the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Mexico. Sea of Cortez.

Mexico. Sea of Cortez. Sea of Cortez is also known as the Gulf of California or Vermillon Sea. It is a sea of the Pacific Ocean. The mouth of the Colorado River is located at the north end of the sea. The Sea of Cortez is home to nearly 900 species of fish of which 77 are endemic, 33 species of… Read more
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Underwater fauna of Galapagos. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Ecuador. Galapagos. Underwater fauna

Ecuador. Galapagos. Underwater fauna The Galapagos archipelago consists of islands in the Pacific Ocean off Ecuador. It is a unique place for photographing large pelagic fish such as whale sharks, eagle rays, sharks, dolphins. But it is also an extraordinary place for schools of fish such as… Read more
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White Desert in Egypt. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

The White Desert in the West of Egypt

The White Desert in the West of Egypt The White Desert is located in the Western Desert (also called the Libyan Desert) in Egypt between the oases of Bahariya and Farafra. It's a huge expanse of desert 180 kilometers long. It is a white dazzling landscape dotted with shapes sculpted by erosion. At… Read more
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The banks of Gironde Estuary from Charente-Maritime. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

The banks of the Gironde estuary, Charente-Maritime, France

The banks of the Gironde estuary in Charente-Maritime, France The pictures from the banks of the Gironde estuary that we display in this gallery were taken in the department of Charente-Maritime. They were taken during the winter and spring and are part of a wider project on the Charente-Maritime… Read more
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Drop off of Safaga in the Red Sea. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

The drop offs of Safaga in the Red Sea, off Egypt

The drop offs of Safaga in the Red Sea, off Egypt Safaga is a small fishing village located 60 kilometers south of Hurghada. It is an unspoilt destination that is full of surprises for divers and photographers eager to see beautiful dive sites. In this slideshow, we endeavored to show some pictures… Read more
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Landscapes of Zion in the state of Utah, United States. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Zion Canyon, Utah state, USA

Zion Canyon, Utah state, USA Zion National Park is a national park located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (593 km2) park is Zion Canyon, 15 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep, cut through the reddish and… Read more
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Landscapes of Bryce Canyon in the state of Utah in United States. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Bryce Canyon, Utah state, USA

Bryce Canyon, Utah state, USA Bryce Canyon is a huge area of the state of Utah, an area of 145 sq km, famous for its rock formations composed of conical shaped, brightly colored and aged tens of millions of years. The park consists of high areas and semi-arid, and presents a set of huge natural… Read more
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Underwater sceneries of Key Largo in Florida, United States. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Key Largo, Florida, USA

Key Largo, Florida, USA Key Largo is an island in the Florida Keys in South Florida in the USA. It is a very narrow strip of land whose main activity is scuba diving. For underwater photographers, this is a paradise because dives are shallow, about 10 to 15 meters (30 to 45 feet) and the reefs are… Read more
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Landscapes of Death Valley in California. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Death Valley, California State, USA

Landscapes of Death Valley, California, USA Death Valley is a vast desert area of 13,600 km2. The bottom of the valley in Bad Water is 85 meters below the level of the sea. Mount Whitney rises meanwhile to 4400 meters. The elevation changes are very impressive. Death Valley holds another record:… Read more
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Landscapes of Petrified Forest. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Petrified Forest, Arizona State, USA

Petrified Forest, Arizona State, USA The Petrified Forest is located in the southwest of the United States, in the state of Arizona. There are about 200 million years, the area was covered by swamps and it was crossed by many rivers. Upstream of these rivers grew tall conifers. Many trees were… Read more
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Underwater sceneries of the Andaman Sea in Thailand. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Andaman Sea, Thailand

Andaman Sea and Richelieu Rock, Thailand The Andaman Sea is a sea depending on the Indian Ocean along the coasts of Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Indian territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is bounded to the north and east by Indochina and the Malay Peninsula, south… Read more
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Landscapes of Medoc, Gironde. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

The Médoc in Gironde, France

The Medoc in Gironde, France The Médoc is a peninsula in northern of Gascogne composed of the Médoc wine of the Médoc moors located in the department of Gironde. The Médoc is the peninsula bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the estuary of the Gironde on east and the country of Buch on… Read more
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Fauna of Galapagos archipelago. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Wildlife of Galapagos archipelago, Ecuador, Pacific ocean

Wildlife of Galapagos archipelago, Ecuador, Pacific ocean The Galapagos Islands, also known as Archipelago of Colón, is an archipelago of Ecuador located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, 965 km off the coast of South America at the latitude of the equator. Composed of forty islands of volcanic origin,… Read more
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The village of Al Qasr on the oasis road in Egypt. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Al Qasr village, Egypt, Western Desert

Al Qasr village, Egypt, Western Desert For many visitors to Dakhla oasis, Al-Qasr is the most memorable part. With an old town with many streets in excellent condition, it offers the best illustration of the oasis' past. Although modern "progress" has been gentle on Al-Qasr, the old quarters are… Read more
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Seven Brothers islands in the gulf of Aden off the coast of Djibouti. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Seven Brothers Islands, Gulf of Aden, Djibouti

Seven Brothers Islands, Gulf of Aden, Djibouti The Seven Brothers Islands or Sawabi Islands are a group of small islands of Djibouti located in the Strait of Bab-el-Mandab between the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean. The underwater bottom are famous but not dived, and scuba diving is far from achieving… Read more
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Daedalus in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Coral reefs of Daedalus, Red Sea, Egypt

Coral reefs of Daedalus, Red Sea, Egypt Daedalus Reef is a circular reef topped by a 100 meter tall lighthouse, which can be visited. It was built in 1931 by the French to replace a metal tower dating from 1863 which was badly damaged and rusty. It is painted with black stripes and white. In front… Read more
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Brother Islands in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Brothers Islands coral reefs, Red Sea, Egypt

Brothers Islands coral reefs, Red Sea, Egypt The Brothers Islands (El Al Ikhwan or Akhawein) consist of two islands and are in the middle of the Red Sea about 70 kilometers from the village of El Quseir. They are two completely barren reefs that go down over 500 meters deep. The largest of the… Read more
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The coral spawning in the Gulf of Mexico in United States. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Coral spawning in the Gulf of Mexico, off Texas coast, USA

Coral spawning in the Gulf of Mexico, off Texas coast, USA These photographs of the coral spawning were taken in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas in the United States in the reserve of Flower Garden to 160 kilometers (100 miles) of the coast. This phenomenon can be observed every year during the night… Read more
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The wreck of Salem Express in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

The wreck of Salem Express, Red Sea, off Egypt

The wreck of Salem Express, Red Sea, off Egypt The Salem Express ran in 20 minutes on December 15, 1991. 470 people will drown and 180 will survive. This terrible tragedy occurred off the town of Safaga in Egypt in the Red Sea. The passengers were pilgrims returning from a trip to La Mecque to… Read more
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The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

The wreck of Thistlegorm in Red Sea, off Egypt

The wreck of Thistlegorm in Red Sea, off Egypt The SS Thistlegorm was a British armed ship built in 1940 by Joseph Thompson & Son in Sunderland, England. She was sunk on 6 October 1941 near Ras Muhammad in the Red Sea and is now a well known dive site. In the early fifties Jacques-Yves Cousteau… Read more
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Lake Abbé in Djibouti. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Lake Abbé, Djibouti, Horn of Africa

Lake Abbé, Djibouti, Horn of Africa The Lake Abbé is a salt water lake located in the Afar country of Djibouti. It takes approximately 7 hours on sand and dusty tracks to reach it from the capital, Djibouti. This lake which receives water of the Awash river is located on the border between Ethiopia… Read more
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Underwater bottoms of Marsa Shagra in the Red Sea in Egypt. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Fish of Marsa Shagra in the Red Sea

Fish of Marsa Shagra in the Red Sea These pictures of fish were taken in May 2012 on the drop off of Marsa Shagra in southern Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. This coral drop off is only composed of hard corals. It is home of most species of fish from this region. All dives in Marsa Shagra are done… Read more
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Cave of Shaab Claudio in the Red Sea. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 21, 2013

Egypt. Red Sea. The cave of Shaab Claudio

Egypt. Red Sea. The cave of Shaab Claudio Shaab Claudio's cave is located in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. It is located in the area known as the "Fury Shoals". Shaab Claudio comes in the form of two large rooms linked by a small underwater arm. The ceiling height is about 8 meters (24 feet).… Read more
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Underwater sceneries of Ploumanach in Brittany, France. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.
Jul 03, 2013

Underwater bottoms of Ploumanach in North Brittany, France

Underwater bottoms of Ploumanach in North Brittany, France Underwater bottoms of Ploumanach in North Brittany, France Ploumanach located on the town of Perros-Guirec is known worldwide for its pink granite coastline and also for its famous lighthouse Min Ruz. But Ploumanach is also a unique area… Read more
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A male sailfish blenny in the Gulf of Mexico, USA.
Jul 01, 2013

Male sailfish blenny in the Gulf of Mexico

Sailfish blenny in the Gulf of Mexico The latin name of the Sailfish Blenny is Emblemaria pandionis. She has 1 to 2 inches length. Photo made during a diving cruise in the Gulf of Mexico on the site of Stetson Bank in July 2007 by 80 feet of depth. We had decided to dedicate the whole week end to… Read more
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15 statues of Anse Caffard in Martinique in the Carribean
Apr 22, 2011

15 statues of Anse Caffard in Martinique in the Carribean

The 15 statues of Anse Caffard in Martinique These 15 statues, 2,50 meters (8 feet) high for a weight of 4 tons each, commemorates the tragedy of April 9, 1830 when a transporting ship of slaves sunk during a storm off Martinique, a French Island in the Carribean Sea. This monument which pays… Read more
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Death Valley in California. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
Apr 21, 2011

Landscapes of Death Valley, California State, United States

Death Valley, California State, USA Death Valley is the largest national park in the United States, and also one of the most beautiful. But Death Valley is also one of the hottest and most arid areas of the planet. Summer temperatures reach about 45 °C in the shade with highs of 50 °C. The… Read more
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Amar and Isabelle Guillen

We are fascinated and passionate about the beauties of nature. We love to see the landscapes and observe wild animals whether on land or underwater. We have chosen to become professional photographers to share the emotions we feel when we observe nature whether it be on land or underwater. Our goal is to create art with our photographs. We always try to transform the banal into a contemplative and artistic interpretation.

We are wildlife professional photographers, landscape professional photographers and underwater professional photographers. We also strive to document nature with a focus on conservation and education.

We make art prints from our artistic photographs. These art prints are available on our website. We make exhibitions to show all the beauties and the incredible richness of nature that surrounds us.

We also love to share our love for the beauties of nature with other photographers. To communicate our know-how and to exchange our techniques and our points of view, we organize wildlife photography workshops, underwater photography workshops and landscape photography workshops. We gather together people who have the same passion as us for the beautiful photographs taken in nature.

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