About


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Email

paul.tixier@gmail.com

Phone

0484 122 796

 

 

 

Né en 1985, c’est à l’âge de 16 ans que Paul rencontre pour la première fois les orques, objets d’une fascination de longue date, au cours d’une expédition initiatique en solitaire le long des côtes de Colombie Britannique. L’apparition surprise d’un grand mâle pourtant 5 fois plus grand que lui et qui croise son regard lors d’une plongée marquera le début d’un parcours atypique, rempli d’expériences aussi intenses qu’extraordinaires avec ces animaux dont il apprend les moindres caractéristiques comportementales.

Récemment diplômé d’un doctorat en biologie marine, sa thèse ayant porté sur la population d’orques des îles subantarctiques de Crozet, ses recherches se concentrent aujourd’hui sur l’écologie alimentaire et la conservation des mammifères marins et l’ont amené à maîtriser une large variété de techniques d’approche des animaux, en particulier dans le monde sous-marin.

Photographe animalier confirmé, les rencontres d’exception effectuées au cours de ses expéditions dans les endroits les plus reculés et les plus sauvages du monde lui ont permis de produire des clichés aussi intimistes qu’esthétiques, lui valant de nombreuses publications.

 

 

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Born in 1985, Paul had his first encounter with wild killer whales at the age of 16 during a 2 month long journey on his own, far from his natal country (France) along the coast of British Columbia, Canada. An unexpected underwater visit of an adult male killer whale measuring more than 8m while Paul was freediving in the fjords and he knew these animals would be the main focus of his career in research.

After spending many years in British Columbia and in Alaska, Paul just got a Ph.D. in marine biology. His work now focuses on the killer whales of the Southern Ocean around sub-Antarctic islands.

While traveling to the most remote places on earth for his studies, photography soon began to be an important part of his journeys. Paul always tries to submerge himself into the wild, and to let the animals come to him without disturbing them. “This is how the most emotional encounters occur, when you become part of the wilderness, when animals don’t even notice you’re here, or if they do, when they show curiosity instead of fear.” Paul’s wildlife photography thus aims at capturing and sharing these unique moments spent with wildlife, with the same emotions.

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NEWS

 

Jacquette Eqalusuaq Polychrome

2015: Sortie du film “Eqalusuaq”

Vous pouvez commander le dvd en envoyant un mail à asso.sedna@gmail.com

 

2015: The movie “Eqalusuaq” is finally out!

you can order the dvd by sending an email to asso.sedna@gmail.com

 

 

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LA PHOTO ANIMALIERE DE MONTIER EN DER 2015

Interview par Myriam Buckenmeyer

 

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  1. Beautiful work and dedication, Paul. Thank you for sharing all these wonders, especially the magnificence of the wild orcas, who suffer so much in captivity. Very emotive to see them in all their splendour. ~Regards.

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