Frederic  Demeuse

Frederic Demeuse

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Naturalist and professionnal photographer with background in Ornithology and Ethology, specialized in nature photography, wildlife and press photography. He grew up next to the Sonian forest one of the biggest peri-urban forest at the door of the European capital, Brussels, where he still lives. Fauna, flora , forests and landscapes of the natural world around us are his favorite subjects. Passionate about wildlife and the last wildplaces, Natural History and the diversity of life worldwide, he nonetheless accords a great importance of being aware of the importance of the beauty of the nature just next door. Motivated by a strong environmental awareness he is working on several projects in Europe and other continents to witness the beauty and fragility of life to which he pays tribute through the image, with a predilection for the well preserved forest ecosystems. He is the author of the photographs of several books about the nature of his country. His last book “La forêt en Belgique- The forest in Belgium” was published late 2014. His images of great sensitivity are regularly honored in the most prestigious international competitions and festivals (International Festival of Montier-en-der, Asferico International contest, BioPhotoContest, Festival Nature Namur,…) and in 2010 he has won first prize in the category ' In Praise of Plants of Fungi ' at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year', an international recognition of his work. But anyway he doesn't take pictures to show them as trophies but simply to express his admiration for this essential nature and as testimonials of the pleasure and emotion felt on the field. Photography, that he considers as a subtle blend of art and science, is the support he has chosen to inform the public of the interaction between humans and nature and its consequence in the natural balance, demonstrate its commitment and, perhaps to have the presumption to make those who look at its pictures more aware of the beauties and richness of the natural world; and as a corollary the need to preserve the natural world that deserves, more than ever, the greatest care and attention. Here is a quote of Sir David Attenborough that could resume his thoughts: "It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living."
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