French photographers Catherine Jouan and Jeanne Rius have worked together under a joint credit since 1985. They have travelled the world undertaking long-term photography projects in Australia, southern Africa, Central America and Madagascar as well as in some of Europe's wilder places. They aim to record in intimate detail the diversity of the places they work in - wild animals, plants and landscapes in all their variety, and are as interested in the small things as well as the more iconic species. Their work has taken them to tropical rainforests, deserts, mountains, savannas and remote islands. They hope that by revealing the beauty and rich diversity of nature they will encourage their conservation.