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.



Nominated Emotion’ailes 2023
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Saturday 23 September – Namur Stock Exchange The announcement of the winners and the award ceremony will take place on Saturday 23 September at 6:30 p.m. This will take place at the “Bourse”, next to the “Galerie du Beffroi” (Place … Read More

The winners of the Emotion’Ailes 2022 competition are
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Overall winner ©Arghya Adhikary – Fairyland Souimanga à croupion pourpre (Leptocoma zeylonica) Kolkata (Bengale-Occidental), Inde The winner is rewarded with a check for €1,200 offered by Expos Photos Aves Prize “Pur Wild” ©Bernt Østhus – Hazel Grouse Drinking Gélinotte des … Read More

Nominated Emotion’ailes 2022
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  Exhibition of nominees – “Cathédrale Saint-Aubain” The photos will be exhibited at the “Cathédrale Saint-Aubain” in the center of Namur in Belgium from September 10 to 25.Place Saint-Aubain – 5000 Namur  Opening time:10 to 22 september: 09h – 17h23 … Read More

The winners of the Emotion’Ailes 2021 competition are
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Overall winner Machine qui rêve ©Antoine Dusart Pigeon ramier (Columba palumbus) – Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France The winner is rewarded with a € 1,500 voucher offered by Canon and and a one-year subscription to Terre Sauvage magazine The Prize “Pure Wild” … Read More

Nominated Emotion’ailes 2021
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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 19th edition of the Emotion’Ailes photo contest. The nominated of the … 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

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 2015
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The jury was composed, this year, of: Werner Bollman • Jonathan Lhoir • Guillaume Billy • Nicolas Vereecken • Michel d’Oultremont • Alain Balthazard • Serge Sorbi