Florian Ledoux

Photography has always been my way of expression; it gives me a different perspective on the world, a new way to observe my surroundings and especially the means to capture moments of life to share with others. I started photography when I was 12 years old as a simple pleasure while traveling with my family. I was far to imagine that I will find in it my life power.

As a self-taught, I developed this passion until it became strong enough to become photo reporter in the French military Navy. In parallel, I started my own project by working on Greenland reportages. There is no doubt that the beauty of nature, the search for isolated and wild places in the Arctic, led me to photography.

Later my new project took me closer to the Arctic Wildlife, it was so intense that I had this desire to become a wildlife photographer to spend more time close to the different species.

Since, my work has been published in magazines like National Geographic, Time US, Géo France / Spain, Oceanographic UK, National Geographic Traveler, as well as in the international daily press. My engagement to bring new and meaningful images is also recognized by conservation organism such as the International Union for the    Conservation of Nature.

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I Believe.

I believe in and aspire to, bring a new perspective of capturing wildlife we already know well from traditional photography. I believe these images allow us to observe and document their behaviors from a new angle and approach, revealing the animals in their entirety as well as in a wider habitat and landscape, in a way not before possible, a new way of learning about the white northern part of our planet. It is more than time to act and I want my photo to help conservation to create more Marine Conservation Area.

Exhibitions, Shows and Installs

"When I find myself in the remote Arctic, co-existing in harmony with the wildlife that calls it home, I know that this is where everything makes total sense. I know it because I feel it deep within myself.  It is a deep vibe that consumes my body and soul in its entirety. At this moment, the urge to create an image that I would remember for the rest of my life with a strong message to protect it comes naturally to me."

Namur The Nature International Photography Festival 2018
Namur
60 Image Exhibition representing the Arctic Arts Photographic Team
Open Monday-Friday
Montier en Der International Wildlife Photography Festival
45,000 visitors
Red Dot Design Museum Singapore
(Nature & Human) 2018-2019-2020
California Academy of Science
San Francisco 2018 and 2019

Awards and Selections

1st Prize Wildlife Drone Awards 2019 SIPA

1st Mammals The National wildlife Mag contest 2019

1st Prize New Technologies Goldend Turtle Moscow 2019

1st Prize Aerial Photography (video) HIPA Dubai 2019

Honorable mention Landscape Nature Conservancy 2019

Honorable honored Nature’s Best Photography Video 2019 (Natural History museum of Washington)

Honorable mention x5 Siena International Award 2019 (SIPA)

Honorable mention x2 GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019

Drone Photographer of the Year 2018 SIPA

Grand Prize Drone photography 2017 (DJI/Skypixel)

Official selection Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2018

 

Prize for the Image Nature Film Festival Namur

1st Prize Drone Video Animals 2018 (AirVuz)

1st Prize Arctic Landscape 2018 (Arctic Biodiversity Contest)

3rd Prize Arctic Wildlife 2018 (Arctic Biodiversity Contest)

3rd prize Drone Photography 2017 (National Geographic/Dronstagram)

Highly Honored Nature’s Best Photography 2018

Highly commended Memorial Maria Liusa 2018

Final Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 & 2017 (5 images)

Official selection Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2018

Honorable mention Narava Photo Contest PSA 2018

Award for an outstanding Drone Film Grace International Film Festival 2018

"There are images that might impress you with their technical mastery, and then there are images that make you feel something. This photograph floored me. It is especially poignant given the climate crisis our world is facing right now."
Jarrad Seng, filmmaker, and Jury Skypixel/DJI.

Florian Ledoux