Patrick Luneau and Nicolas Van Ingen are very much attached to the Brenne Region in France, an area also called « the 1,000 lakes region ». Patrick has managed an environmental initiation centre there for several years. He has also written books about nature and directed a few documentary films. Nicolas is a famous French wildlife photographer and filmmaker, and is widely known for his continuous work on waterbirds. Together with another friend and professional photographer, Jean-François Hellio, Nicolas has traveled the world following bird migration routes and capturing pictures along the way. « But like any good migratory creature, I have always come back home. Here in the Brenne ».
Patrick and Nicolas recently released a movie about the Brenne ponds, which make up a very special natural habitat, both shaped by man, yet wild in appearance; both rich in extreme biodiversity, but also really fragile. « The traditional ponds became tools of intensive fish production ; and the ecosystems they provide for the fauna and the flora around is really endangered. Our movie is a warning. »
All the footage edited for Nature 365 comes from this film entitled « Attention, fragile ! »