Maxime Briola

"Welcome in world of nature"

Snakes from Myth to Reality
This set is dedicated to french snakes. Some of these photo have been used to illustrate the book and exhibit project : an immersion in the world of snakes, discovering their incredible biological abilities and their beauty, too often hidden by the beliefs they are subjected to.
Giant snakes island
In the heart of the national park of Port-Cros, it is common to see large snakes, while on the mainland they are very rare. This report illustrates the scientific study conducted by the association SOPTOM, in collaboration with the national park, to understand this «gigantism»...
Golem Grad, a snake paradise
Located in the middle of Lake Prespa in Macedonia, the island of Golem Grad is home to many snakes and turtles. Inhabited for centuries, it is today deserted by man and constitutes a haven of peace for these species. For some years now, an international research programme has been studying and understanding the functioning and evolution of this very special micro environment.
Mediterranean dream
Home sweet home... a naturalist photo set of the mediterranean biotope and wildlife from the coast to the hinterland.
Namib, wildlife along the sand
Portfolio of the marvelous Namibian landscape and wildife. A journey from the Benguela Current of the Atlantic coast to the majestic dunes of the Namib desert.
Laikipia, the unknown
In the center of Kenya, Laikipia offers an other view of the country, far from the well known Masai and other national parc. What a chance, I have family there, running in a sustainable way the marvelous El karama lodge
Wonders of Armenia
A set of photographs taken as part of various nature trips to Armenia, a little known and yet so interesting country
Amazing reptiles (Europe)
Genetics recently taught us that reptiles do not exist as a homogeneous group: a crocodile is closer to a chicken than a gecko... Even so, the term, so usefull, is still used to group crocodilians, turtles and squamates.
Amazing reptiles (outside Europe)
Genetics recently taught us that reptiles do not exist as a homogeneous group: a crocodile is closer to a chicken than a gecko... Even so, the term, so usefull, is still used to group crocodilians, turtles and squamates.
Lovely amphibians (Europe)
Frogs, toads, salamanders, newts... all of them have two lives from water to earth.
Lovely amphibians (outside Europe)
Frogs, toads, salamanders, newts... all of them have two lives from water to earth.
Sulawesi, living on the reef
Encounter with the indonesian reef biodiversity and the badjos tribe between old believing and modern trend
Wet & fresh underwater photographies
Blue as the Mediterranean
Guiding cruises with Découverte du Vivant (www.decouverteduvivant.org) offers many opportunities to photograph our beautiful Mediterranean pelagic wildlife.