Photo Chronicles prior to 2014

For technical reasons, we are obliged to archive our chronicles. For this archive we have grouped all the chronicles prior to 2014.

Dawn on a lake in New Mexico, United States.

Dawn on a lake in New Mexico, United States.

List of chronicles archived prior to 2014

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The call of the red deer in France. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Scuba diver exploring the Recoin wreck off the coast of Oleron Island in France.

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…
Tarpon sardines run in Bonaire in the southern Caribbean Sea.

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…
European bee eater with a bee in its beak.

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…
Herd of fallow deers in a forest of Poitou-Charentes region, France.

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…
The wreck of Sauerland sunk off the coast of Charente-Maritime in France, Atlantic Ocean.

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…
Atmospheres and birds of the ponds of La Dombes. Ain department in FranceS. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

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…
Aquatic warbler in a swamp of Charente-Maritime, France.

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…
Canyon de Chelly in United States. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Bestof 2012 of wildlife photographs.

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…
Bestof 2013 of underwater pictures.

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…
Bestof 2012 of landscape photographs.

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…
Some pictures requires to know how to prepare compositions and  frames like this vineyard.

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 part II of the article. 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 same…
A photo that required  days waiting for the best weather conditions: a swampy area near  Royan in Charente-Maritime.

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 part I of the article. 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 process: waiting.…
A photo that required  days of preparation and recognition: a village in Haute-Saintonge in the fog in winter.

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…
A photograph of the canal of Beaugeay. Used for the exhibition.

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…
A photographer lost in thought contemplating a landscape in Charente-Maritime.

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…
Paris, the City of Light and its monuments

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…
The magical morning moment.

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…
Landscapes of the coast of Charente-Maritime, France

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…
Alpine landscape around the village of Hauteluce in Savoy

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…
The white-throated dipper of the river in Beaufort

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.…
Wildlife of the Beaufortain area in the French Alps

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…
Stroll through the oasis of Siwa

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…
Siwa oasis in Egypt

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…
Oasis of Siwa in western of Egypt

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…
The grey seal in Brittany, France

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…
The dugong of the red Sea

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…
The fishing farm of Cannes. France. Mediterranean Sea.

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…
Whale sharks in Tadjourah Bay, Djibouti

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,…
The longnose hawkfish of the Red Sea

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…
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 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,…
The rafflesia flower: the biggest flower in the world

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…
Underwater life of the sandy bottom of the Red Sea. Fury Shoal reefs in Egypt

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.…
Saint John's reef in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt

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…
The moving stones in Race Track in Death Valley, California.

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…
A silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) in the Red Sea

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…
Harbor of Saint-Tropez in the South of France

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…
A whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) in the Red Sea

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…
A spectral tarsier in a forest of North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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. . A spectral…
Electric clam in the waters of Raja Ampat, Papua

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…
The amphitheater of Bryce Canyon in Utah State and the hoodoos.

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…
A Periclimenes sp. shrimp in the waters of Ploumanach, North Brittany

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…
Sunset over White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas

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…
A Ridley turtle in the Gulf of Mexico, off Texas coast

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…
The lighthouse of Ploumanach, North Brittany

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…
Galapagos shark around Wolf Island

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…
The Rocky Mountains in Colorado in United States

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…
Giant sea fans in Andaman Sea, Thailand

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…
The beach of Arromanches in Normandy

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…
Scallops meeting in the cold waters of Vancouver Island

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…
The sand dunes of Death Valley in California

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

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…
The wreck of Salem Express off Safaga in the Red Sea, Egypt

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…
Sunset over the island of Vancouver, Canada

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…
The wreck of Krisoula K. in the Red Sea. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Mountain birds of Costa Rica. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

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…
Fish of Marsa Shagra in the Red Sea. Underwater harmony of colors. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Underwater fauna along the coast of Charente-Maritime in France. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Underwater fauna along the coast of Charente-Maritime in France. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
The sail fish sardine run in Mexico. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Shark Reef drop off in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
South of Grand Canyon in Arizona, United States. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

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…
Whale Sharks of the Gulf of Tadjourah in Djibouti. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Manatees in Florida, United States. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

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…
Underwater bottoms of Saint John Reef in the Red Sea in Egypt. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Red Rock Canyon in the state of Nevada, United States. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

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…
Landscapes of the coast of Charente-Maritime in France. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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.…
Landscapes and wildlife of Hauteluce in French Alpes. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Underwater bottoms of Saint John Reef in the Red Sea. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Underwater sceneries of Arromanches in Normandy, France. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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,…
The Rocky Mountains in the Colorado state, United States. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

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…
Underwater bottoms of the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Underwater fauna of Galapagos. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
White Desert in Egypt. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
The banks of Gironde Estuary from Charente-Maritime. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Drop off of Safaga in the Red Sea. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Landscapes of Zion in the state of Utah, United States. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Landscapes of Bryce Canyon in the state of Utah in United States. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Underwater sceneries of Key Largo in Florida, United States. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Landscapes of Death Valley in California. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

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:…
Landscapes of Petrified Forest. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

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…
Underwater sceneries of the Andaman Sea in Thailand. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Landscapes of Medoc, Gironde. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Fauna of Galapagos archipelago. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

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,…
The village of Al Qasr on the oasis road in Egypt. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

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…
Seven Brothers islands in the gulf of Aden off the coast of Djibouti. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

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…
Daedalus in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

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…
Brother Islands in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

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…
The coral spawning in the Gulf of Mexico in United States. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

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…
The wreck of Salem Express in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

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…
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

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…
Lake Abbé in Djibouti. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

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…
Underwater bottoms of Marsa Shagra in the Red Sea in Egypt. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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…
Cave of Shaab Claudio in the Red Sea. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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).…
Underwater sceneries of Ploumanach in Brittany, France. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

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 for its underwater bottoms, the Seven Islands archipelago,…
A male sailfish blenny in the Gulf of Mexico, USA.

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…
15 statues of Anse Caffard in Martinique in the Carribean

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…
Death Valley in California. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

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…