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Sent: Monday, May 18, 2015 4:22 PM
Subject: Congratulations, Your Photo Has Been Selected
Dear Marie-France,
Congratulations, we’ve chosen your photo « Schalow’s Turaco in Flight” as the Wildlife Photo of the Day!  We receive hundreds of entries each month, so you should be very proud of winning a spot among some of the world’s greatest wildlife photographers. Read more



Pixel AWARDS 2013

Pixel Awards nominees



Observer les oiseaux

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta


Il s’agit de la plus haute chaîne de montagnes côtière du monde et de l’un des plus importants centres d’endémisme continentaux de la planète.

Vue sur la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta depuis les hauteurs de la réserve El Dorado (Colombie).
Photographie : Marie-France Grenouillet

La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta est un massif montagneux colombien, de forme pyramidale isolé des autres chaînes du pays et bordé au nord par la mer des Caraïbes. Elle culmine à 5 775 mètres d’altitude à seulement 46 km de la côte, ce qui fait d’elle la zone montagneuse côtière la plus haute du monde.
Du fait de la variété de ses climats et de ses habitats, mais aussi de son isolement géographique, ses richesses faunistiques et botaniques sont impressionnantes. 673 espèces d’oiseaux y ont été observées, dont 22 sont endémiques, une concentration exceptionnelle au niveau mondial. Une visite de la réserve El Dorado, créée et gérée par l’association ProAves, permet d’observer la quasi-totalité de ces espèces uniques au monde.
Marie-France Grenouillet, créatrice du site web, a séjourné dans cette réserve et elle nous a transmis des informations et des photographies. Nous remercions aussi l’association ProAves pour nous avoir aidés à compléter l’illustration de cet article.

AbstractThe Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is an isolated pyramid-shaped massif on the Caribbean coast of north-east Colombia close to the border with Venezuela. The twin snow-covered peaks, Pico Simon Bolivar and Pico Cristobal, reaching an altitude of 5,775 m just 46 km from the Caribbean coast, represent the world’s highest coastal massif.
Because of its altitudinal variation as well as its location, the range contains a mosaic of globally significant biomes (nearly all those to be found in tropical America) from mangroves, semi-deserts, tropical dry forests and tropical wet forests, montane forests and páramos. With only 1,48 % of the national territory has 635 bird species, that is 35 % of the whole Colombia, including 22 endemics.
Most of them can we be spotted in the ProAves El Dorado Reserve.  Marie-France Grenouillet (website : visited it and she sent to us some photos and tips.Read more

February 2013

Female anaconda rescue

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December 2012



October 2012

PUBLICATION IN TATTLER TOURISM – Official Trade Journal on African Tourism :

Goliath Heron frights away Hippo with baby – Zimbabwe

Goliath Heron takes on Hippos

Stunning action images from the lens of wildlife photographer Marie-France Grenouillet. These images were taken during a boat trip from Ruckomechi Camp Lodge on the Lower Zambezi, Zimbabwe on 13 May 2012. Born in Normandy, Marie-France spent her childhood in a village with one dream: to discover the world. If the images categorised by continent and country in her website are anything to go by she is certianly living her dream. “Pictures show what words cannot translate precisely and help us to keep an authentic memory of the past – they are a faithful witness when the souvenirs become just a sepia tone memory!” says Marie-France. Read more on page 34


July 2012

June 2012

My Belize Experience – French Wildlife Photographer Captures Belize’s Beauty

Marie-France Grenouillet visited Belize recently and captured the country’s diverse wildlife with her camera. Take a journey through her photographer’s eye and see Belize’s jungles like you’ve never seen them before! Read more

Travel Explorations

The planet is still alive, according to Marie-France Grenouillet, a French wildlife photographer. She has travelled around the world through several years for taking photos. As Marie-France says about her mission: I want my photos to make people dream and then help to protect the wonderful wildlife in the world… Read more


March 26 – 2012

Makila Voyages Blog

« Marie France c’est une inconditionnelle des voyages, une passionnée des animaux, des grands espaces, des couleurs et la nature lui rend bien ! Tout cet amour se retrouve dans ses photos spectaculaires car oui Marie France est une photographe d’excellence… » Read full article