The Aiguilles Rouges

A photographic project focusing on the wildlife found in the Aiguilles Rouges Mountain Range, within the nature reserves of Aiguilles Rouges, Carlaveyron and the Vallon de Berard. Covering a surface of 4,748 hectares and ranging from 1,200m to 3,000m in altitude they are home to a number of species. Though Alpine animals continue to exist in the wild, many of their populations have dramatically reduced in size and become cut off from one another due to human influences. Large predators such as the bear and wolf have been wiped out completely while the Alpine ibex managed to bounce back from near extinction. Reserves provide vital space for animals and native plant species to thrive in and many reserves serve as wildlife corridors linking wild areas and allowing animals to migrate between different areas.