International Festival of Nature and Wildlife Photography

  • © Christine Tomasson

    © Christine Tomasson

  • © Christine Tomasson

    © Christine Tomasson

  • © Christine Tomasson

    © Christine Tomasson

  • © Christine Tomasson

    © Christine Tomasson

International Festival of Nature and Wildlife Photography Montier-en-Der fr

Inspired by the BBC Wildlife Magazine Photo exhibition, the Photo Festival at Montier-en-Der was launched in 1996 and is now a must-attend event for both amateur and professional photographers as well as nature lovers and the general public.

Just a few kilometres away from the lake shores, the small town of Montier-en-Der is the ideal gateway to lake Der Chantecoq, a real bird haven as every year in the European autumn the lake swarms with thousands of common cranes stopping over on their way to the Iberian Peninsula. This natural event prompted the choice of the festival dates (around the 3rd weekend in November) and the festival now runs over 4 days (Thursday to Sunday). 

Since its inception, the Montier-en-Der Festival has rapidly grown in size and scope, attracting world class patrons such as the Washington born Art WOLFE in year 2000, hailed by William Conway, the former president of the US Wildlife Conservation Society, as "the most prolific and sensitive recorder of a rapidly vanishing natural world".

The Montier Photo Festival runs for four days (from Thursday to Sunday) and attracts 42,000 visitors and 180 exhibitors with over 80 different photo exhibitions.

www.festiphoto-montier.org

 

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