Salva Fauna





Wildlife photo tour in Italy dedicated to the most mythical animal of our regions: the wolf! Explore the Abruzzo National Park for 7 days in search of the legend. This wild wolf photography workshop is an exceptional opportunity for all nature lovers.


This wild wolf photo tour in the Abruzzo National Park in Italy is guided by Corentin Esmieu and Didier Cottereau, both great wolf specialists. In 1923, the Abruzzo National Park was created with the idea of protecting this unique corner of nature and safeguarding some endangered animal species. This tour gives the absolute priority on the search for the wild wolves. Indeed, the Abruzzo National Park is probably the best place in Europe to observe and photograph wild wolves in an ethical way. A dozen packs of Italian wolves populate this long valley. Every day will be devoted to their search. But this superb and preserved park is also a sanctuary for other extraordinary species such as the Red Deer, the Eurasian Otter, the Chamois, the Royal Eagle or the Marsican Bear, of which only 40 individuals remain. This ethical wildlife photo tour will offer you exceptional encounters with wildlife and just as many photo opportunities.


Abruzzo National Park, Italy.


November 9 to 16, 2019.
Or choose your own dates!


1780 CHF per participant.


4 minimum.
6 maximum.


Fitness level:


English or French.



Booking this tour with us, you automatically make a donation to Salviamo l’Orso.
10% of the tour rate is directly donated to Salviamo l’Orso at the end of the tour.
This donation is included in the rate of the tour.



Day 1 \ Meeting at Rome airport. We will then take the road to the National Park of Abruzzo, located about 2.5 hours drive, where we will spend the entire stay in search of the wild wolves.

Day 2 to 6 \ To observe the fauna in the Abruzzo National Park, we will have to get up at dawn. In search of the wolf, we will enjoy the sunrise on these grandiose mountain landscapes. Didier and Corentin will put their expertise and their network of informants to good use to ensure you a fabulous stay! We will choose goals and locations day after day to increase our chances of success.

We will stay in a comfortable hostel. We will explore the areas around our accommodation located in the heart of the Abruzzo National Park. In the morning, the hostel breakfast in very copious. For lunch, the hostel will prepare every day a delicious picnic that we will enjoy in the field. After a full day exploring the park, we will return to the hostel in the late afternoon. Dinner at the hostel always consists of traditional dishes made with local products.

Beyond the wolf, we hope to make other exceptional encounters, and we will also meet the emblematic "Stéphano", a deer who lives in public gardens in the village.

Day 7 \ Return to Rome airport according to your departure time.


  • Your donation to Salviamo l’Orso.

  • Individual bed for 7 nights.

  • Transportation during the workshop.

  • All meals during the workshop.

  • Photographic guiding and instruction.

  • Image reviews, post-processing instruction.

  • Immersion in nature.

  • Great memories!


  • Transportation to and from our meeting point in Rome. Nevertheless, it can be arranged depending on your base location with a supplement. If you need help, feel free to write me so we can try to make it happen.

  • Drinks.

  • Insurance.


As always during our wildlife tours, the highest ethics in wildlife photography will apply. Respecting and protecting our wild subjects is always the first priority. Animals are not called in nor baited, so no species can be guaranteed. Also, no sensitive information that could put a species in danger will be given. Any inappropriate behavior towards the animals will cause the participant to leave the workshop without any refund. Visit our page “Our ethics” for more details on the ethics we follow.


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