Travel Photography: The Camargue

The blog’s been quiet of late due to school holidays and also my recent 5 day shoot down in the south of France in the Camargue. The Camargue is hot and dry region that was once a huge area of saltmarsh but agriculture is taking its toll on the region and the once pristine wildlife habitat is now shrinking to a fraction of its former self and remains at it’s best in the protected national park region. Although well known to bird and wildlife enthusiasts as a region rich in species, the Camargue is also famous for its breed of white horses. The stocky, short-legged horse of the region is well known in France and is a big feature of the area with stables and pony trekking everywhere you turn. However, I went there not for trekking but to photograph these famous horses running in the sea and through the marismas (saltmarsh). Cliched I know, but I just wanted to do it! I also spent many hours photographing the flamingos of the Camargue as well as many other species of herons and egrets. Those of you that know me will be aware of my passion for nature photography and you can find more images over on my wildlife website –  Wildscenes. I shot over 100gb of images (around 6000 shots!) so editing will be a mammoth process and the used CF cards are stacked on my desk like gaming chips! Here’s a taster but checkout Wildscenes for more images over the next few weeks.

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