an iconographic work that will describe from various angles every reptiles and amphibians species still present on Earth.
In 2015 I realized that reptiles and amphibians were poorly studied and there was a lack of photographs of them. I also realized during my travels that deforestation and habitat destruction were reaching a critical point, so I decided to start these studies myself. From February 2015, I started to travel the world and photograph as many reptiles and amphibians species I could.
Photo: Ludovic David, Herve Maury
WE MIGHT BE THE LAST GENERATION WHO CAN PHOTOGRAPH THEM!
1 - Only recently we had access to new camera technologies that enables a better quality when photographing wildlife.
(previous generations couldn’t make it)
2 - The world biodiversity is still huge despite the recent loss of numerous species.
(the next generations will not be able to photograph that many species due to their high disappearance rate)
Want to Help?
Since I started, I have always been on my own, I financed the encyclopedia by myself. Now I am willing to go faster and further, so I am looking for a partnership or sponsors … Feel free to contact me.
Photo: Floriane Festeau
Photo: Zaharil Dzulkafly
Editing and design ID
Photo: Somchit Sudavanh
This project of Encyclopedia started end of February 2015, now it portrays over 850 species and around 2400 ID files. It is just a fraction of the world herpetaufauna: the work has just begun. Here you can appreciate how much work, traveling, hiking I had to put into this project... to make those ID’s come to reality.
Walking 2727 Kms
Denivelation by walking since
since 08/2017: 71358 Meters
Field work: 1544 Hrs
Photography: 576 Hrs
Computer work: 4596 Hrs
Traveling days: 682 days
Total kms: 505286
Specimens photographed: 2995
Total working: 6716 Hrs