Salva Fauna

Our guides {en}




Luca Melcarne is a French wildlife photographer based in Vercors, France.
Passionate about his region, he spends most of his time outside in the Vercors Regional Natural Park. Photographing wild and free animals only, he prides himself for being a very ethical wildlife photographer, always putting the animals welfare first. His talent as a photographer, along with his great guiding skills, will guarantee you an unforgettable experience in nature by his side.
You can check his work on his website and follow him on Facebook and Instagram.


Emilien Vadam is a birding guide living in Besançon, Franche-Comté, France. He discovered ornithology when he was a teenager and his interest for birds just kept growing since then. He studied ecology in France and started guiding birding tours in Africa at the end of his studies. Emilien traveled around the world in the aim of seeing more and more birds. After guiding birding tours for a french ornithological association, he joined Salva Fauna as a birding guide, leading tours in France. His great experience will guarantee you great sightings and you will learn a lot from him. Emilien is a passionate and enthusiastic birding guide who always puts the welfare of the birds and their habitat first.


Fabien Wohlschlag is a wildlife photographer and filmmaker based in Geneva, Switzerland. Interested only in free and wild animals living in their natural environment, Fabien explores cities and countryside in search of his favorite subjects: Red fox, Red deer, European badger, or Fire salamander. Through his photos and videos, Fabien shares his passion in order to raise awareness about wildlife and nature conservation. During the excursions and tours he guides, Fabien will make you discover the beauty of the world around us with enthusiasm and passion. You can see his work on his website and follow him on Facebook, Instagram or Youtube.


Corentin Esmieu is a French nature guide living in Briançon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.
Sharing his love for wildlife with other nature lovers and photographers is the most fulfilling experience for him. Always extremely respectful of the wild animals and their habitat, he will guide you to the most memorable wildlife encounters.
He is currently leading wildlife tours in Briançon area, bringing you closer to Alpine Ibex, Red Deers, Chamois and many more incredible animal species.


Jonathan Guillot is a French nature photographer living in Canton of Geneva, Switzerland.
Passionate about wildlife with a special obsession for birds, Jonathan is always eager to share his passion and knowledge with other nature lovers. Ethics have always been extremely important to him, and his images intend to show the beauty of wild animals behaving normally in their natural habitat.
During his tours, Jonathan will dedicate his full attention to make sure you improve your photography.
You can check his work on his website and follow him on Facebook, Instagram or 500px.


Carles Oliver is a ten years experienced birding guide in Catalonia, Spain, Morocco and other European and African countries. He has been exploring Turkey, Greece, Finland, Ethiopia, The Gambia, etc. Carles studied Geography at the University of Barcelona and Fauna and Flora Management from University of Cádiz. Since 1998 he has been involved in numerous studies of Catalan birdlife, especially raptor migration (1998-2008) and Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring in both Pyrenees and Llobregat Delta.


Arnaud Saguer is a French wildlife photographer based in the Pyrénées-Orientales, near Perpignan. Immersed in nature since his childhood, he learned to experience it and to love it deeply. Wildlife photography is a passion he has been practicing for many years with great respect. Through his work, he wants to show the fragile beauty of this planet that must be preserved at all costs. Always happy to share his passion and knowledge with other nature lovers, he will share his experience and give you tons of advice throughout the tour, ensuring a rich and unforgettable experience. You can see his work on his website but also on Facebook and Instagram.


Thibaut Rivière is a birding guide based in Tours, France. Ornithology is his passion since the age of 12. Since, especially thanks to many trips worldwide, his interest in birds keeps increasing. He studies ecology in France, learning wildlife inventory methods for better knowledge and protection of ecosystems. He attaches great importance to ethics during his explorations, loving to blend in with nature and to be a spectator of wildlife. Thibaut likes to share his passion ; seeing people in awe when seeing a bird is his first goal. You can count on him to give you all his attention and provide you with unforgettable sightings.


Didier Cottereau is a mountain guide and ski instructor based in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Passionate about the wildlife of our mountains, he developed a great expertise of mammals. Active member of the Loup Lynx network, he participates in the study of the big predators population in his region. Since 2013, he has become a wolf specialist in the Abruzzo National Park in Italy where he guides wildlife tours. He is a great connoisseur of the field and has a good network of informants, which will assure you a memorable trip in his company.