Photography, insists Canon Ambassador Michel d'Oultremont, is secondary to wildlife – his first passion. And yet his images have a mastery of light that somehow elevates them. They are works of art, not just records of animal encounters.
Deploying a variety of creative techniques – low contrast, a limited colour palette, shallow depth of field, minimalist composition – Michel's distinctive, fairytale-like shots seem to show creatures materialising from the mist, strange and majestic. His aim is "to make people love nature, to question themselves about nature and to look at it differently, perhaps with more respect".