The Nature Photography Festival which radiates beyond our borders

The quality and the increasing number of the exhibitions make of this nature photography festival the biggest of the Benelux!

This great weekend of natural photography is a chance for the inhabitants of Namur and Belgian visitors but also of all Europe to come and see the most beautiful natural photos at the moment, works of an exceptional quality coming from all over the world.

Each year, we make it a point of honor to present to the visitors photographers of international fame such as Vincent Munier (France), Jim Brandenburg (USA), Sergeï Gorchkov ( Russia), Klaus Nigge ( Germany), Sandra Bartocha (Germany), Markus Varesvuo ( Finland) …

Numerous very known French photographers as Fabrice Cahez, Laurent Geslin, Remy Marion, Stéphane Hette, Louis-Marie Préau, Sébastien de Danieli, Geoffrey Gracel are also present … and of course our Belgian artists as Franck Renard, Philippe Moes, Jonathan Lhoir, André Buzin, Jean-Marie Winants as well as talented but less known artists to whom we have the pleasure to offer the chance to show their work next to the greatest : for example the young photographer Michel d' Oultremont, recently prized in the English Photo contest of the Natural History Museum of London.

The photos of from now famous " Emotion’Ailes " contest organized by Aves-Natagora are exhibited at the Belfry’s gallery. The prize-giving rewarding the best photos also takes place during the weekend of the exhibitions. The prize-winning photos at the GDT photo contest , a world-famous German contest, are also presented which includes about forty magnificent photos made by the best photographers at the moment.

The keys of the success!

The photography exhibitions are presented in the center of the Old Namur, in the most beautiful buildings of the architectural and historic heritage of the city.

A particular care is taken to each one of them in order to optimize the presentation of the photos and the pleasure of the visitor: lightning, decoration, … . The subtle harmony of the most beautiful photographs nature and lighting, allied on the superb architectural and historical heritage of Namur, gives on the Aves Photos Exhibitions a single and exceptional character!

A convivial and cordial reception of the artists and visitors thanks to a faultless collaboration between the organizing committee and numerous volunteers. It is the occasion of the reunion of the large family of nature photographers and animal artists and also the sharing with visitors with all the friendliness of our exhibition sites. Meeting spaces offer to visitors and artists a place to meet and exchange their experiments in a friendly atmosphere, while drinking a famous Belgian abbey beer. Each soiree of the festival is done to insure relaxation and meeting in a warm and festive setting.



The winners of the Emotion’Ailes 2020 competition are …
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Le grand Prix « Vision d’avenir » Macareux moine (Fratercula arctica) © Alexandre Velluet Le lauréat est récompensé par un bon de 1500€ offert par et un an d’abonnement au magazine Terre Sauvage Le prix Pur Sauvage « The winner » Bécassines doubles … Read More

Nominated Emotion’ailes 2020
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The jury met this first weekend in August to select a hundred images from the photos in competition! It’s with great pleasure that we announce the results of the 18th edition of the Emotion’Ailes photo contest. The nominated of the … Read More

Expos Photos Aves postponed to 2021
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The great Emotion’Ailes photo competition is maintained, Expos Photos Aves postponed Namur on June 10, The Expos Photos Aves organizing team decided not to organize the 2020 festival! Nevertheless, the famous Emotion’Ailes contest is maintained! This difficult decision has been … Read More

The winners of the Emotion’Ailes 2019 competition are …
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Le grand Prix Fearless in the flames de Kallol Mukherjee Drongo royal (Dicrurus macrocercus) Inde, Bengale-Occidental, Singur Le lauréat est récompensé par un bon de 2000€ offert par et Canon Le prix Pur Sauvage Fire! de Pieter-Jan D’Hondt Pluvier … Read More

Nominated Emotion’ailes 2019
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Catégorie Jeunes 2019 Catégorie Lumière et ambiance 2019 Catégorie Nature de chez nous 2019 Catégorie Noir et blanc 2019 Catégorie / 2019 Catégorie Ois’Art 2019 Catégorie Paysage animalier 2019 Catégorie Oiseau dans tous ses états 2019 Catégorie Pris … Read More

The winners of the Emotion’Ailes 2018 competition are …
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Le grand Prix Juste une illusion de Marc Weber Macareux moine (Fratercula arctica), Latrabjarg (Islande), Canon EOS 7D + EF100-400mm Le lauréat est récompensé par un bon de 2000€ offert par PhotoGalerie et Canon Le prix Pur Sauvage Gyps aquaticus de Fabien … Read More

Nominated Emotion’ailes 2018
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Catégorie Jeunes 2018 Catégorie Lumière et ambiance 2018 Catégorie Nature de chez nous 2018 Catégorie Noir et blanc 2018 Catégorie / 2018 Catégorie Ois’Art 2018 Catégorie Paysage animalier 2018 Catégorie Oiseaux dans tous ses états 2018 Catégorie Pris sur le … Read More

The winners of the Emotion’Ailes 2017 competition are …
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Le grand Prix Les plongeurs de Felipe Foncueva Fou de Bassan (Morus bassanus), Noss Island Shetland (GB), Nikon D4 + Sigma 15mm fisheye Le lauréat est récompensé par un bon de 2000€ offert par PhotoGalerie et Canon + des accessoires offerts par le Moulin … Read More