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Eric Médard has spent 25 years developing soundproofed infra-red camera equipment, allowing him to photograph wildlife at night. Working mostly in his native France, in the woodland that surrounds his home, his images offer rare glimpses of creatures too shy to see during the day.

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Little owl (Athene noctua) flying at night, Mayenne, France, February. Taken with infra red camera.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Little owl (Athene noctua) flying at night, Mayenne, France, February. Taken with infra red camera.
Common genet (Genetta genetta) on branch, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, January.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Common genet (Genetta genetta) on branch, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, January.
Badger (Meles meles) in garden, taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, August.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Badger (Meles meles) in garden, taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, August.
Pine marten (Martes martes) leaping from branch, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, June.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Pine marten (Martes martes) leaping from branch, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, June.
Pine marten (Martes martes) leaping from branch, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, April.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Pine marten (Martes martes) leaping from branch, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, April.
Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, April.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, April.
House mice (Mus musculus) fighting in a basement. Taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, Mayenne, France, May.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / House mice (Mus musculus) fighting in a basement. Taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, Mayenne, France, May.
Bats (Microchiroptera) in flight, hunting insects under bridge, taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, August.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Bats (Microchiroptera) in flight, hunting insects under bridge, taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, August.
Serotine bat (Eptesicus serotinus) flying low over water, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, July.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Serotine bat (Eptesicus serotinus) flying low over water, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, July.
Dormouse (Eliomys quercinus) taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, July.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Dormouse (Eliomys quercinus) taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, July.
Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) flying, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, Mayenne, France, June.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) flying, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, Mayenne, France, June.
Pine marten (Martes martes) walking along  garden fence. Taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, May.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Pine marten (Martes martes) walking along garden fence. Taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, May.
Stone marten / beech marten (Martes foina) on garden fence. Taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, March.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Stone marten / beech marten (Martes foina) on garden fence. Taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, March.
Little owl (Athene noctua) flying to perch outside country house. Taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, Mayenne, France, May.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Little owl (Athene noctua) flying to perch outside country house. Taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, Mayenne, France, May.
Edible dormouse (Glis glis) feeding at night, taken with infra-red remote camera trap, Slovenia  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Edible dormouse (Glis glis) feeding at night, taken with infra-red remote camera trap, Slovenia
European genet (Genetta genetta) taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Ariege, France, May.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / European genet (Genetta genetta) taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Ariege, France, May.
Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus) on branch over garden pond, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, August.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus) on branch over garden pond, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, August.
Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo) perched with prey offering for female. Taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, Hautes-Pyrenees, France, March.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo) perched with prey offering for female. Taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, Hautes-Pyrenees, France, March.
Field mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) jumping on tree branch, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Field mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) jumping on tree branch, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France.
Pine marten (Martes martes) with mouse prey in garden, taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, July.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Pine marten (Martes martes) with mouse prey in garden, taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, July.
Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) at night, taken with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, April.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) at night, taken with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, April.
Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France.
Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France.
European brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) walking through forest at night, taken with infra red remote camera trap, Slovenia, October.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / European brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) walking through forest at night, taken with infra red remote camera trap, Slovenia, October.
Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag in forest, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, October.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag in forest, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, October.
Leisler's bat (Nyctalus leisleri) flying low over water, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, July.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Leisler's bat (Nyctalus leisleri) flying low over water, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, July.
Barbastelle bat (Barbastella barbastellus) in flight over water, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, July.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Barbastelle bat (Barbastella barbastellus) in flight over water, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, July.
Grey long-eared bat (Plecotus austriacus) drinking in flight, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap. Mayenne, France, July.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Grey long-eared bat (Plecotus austriacus) drinking in flight, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap. Mayenne, France, July.
Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) in flight, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, July 2014.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) in flight, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, July 2014.
Pine marten (Martes martes) walking across branch over garden pond, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, June.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Pine marten (Martes martes) walking across branch over garden pond, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, June.
Forest dormouse (Dryomys nitedula) feeding on bait (pear) next to mushroom, at night, taken with infra red remote camera trap, Slovenia, October.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Forest dormouse (Dryomys nitedula) feeding on bait (pear) next to mushroom, at night, taken with infra red remote camera trap, Slovenia, October.
Forest dormouse (Dryomys nitedula) carrying bait (pear) by mushroom at night, taken with infra red remote camera trap, Slovenia, October.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Forest dormouse (Dryomys nitedula) carrying bait (pear) by mushroom at night, taken with infra red remote camera trap, Slovenia, October.
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) taken at night using infra-red remote camera trap, France, November.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) taken at night using infra-red remote camera trap, France, November.
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) with dead feral kitten prey, taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, July.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) with dead feral kitten prey, taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, July.
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) with dead feral kitten prey, taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, July.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) with dead feral kitten prey, taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, July.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, November.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, November.
Yellow-spotted salamander (Salamandra salamandra) half submerged in water, taken at night using infra-red remote camera trap, France, November.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Yellow-spotted salamander (Salamandra salamandra) half submerged in water, taken at night using infra-red remote camera trap, France, November.
Little owl (Athene noctua) perched on handle of garden fork, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap. Mayenne, France, February.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Little owl (Athene noctua) perched on handle of garden fork, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap. Mayenne, France, February.
Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) taken at night using infra-red remote camera trap, Mayenne, France, September.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) taken at night using infra-red remote camera trap, Mayenne, France, September.
Barn owl (Tyto alba) flying through barn door at night, taken with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, November.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Barn owl (Tyto alba) flying through barn door at night, taken with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, November.
Otter (Lutra lutra) on river bank, taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, December.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Otter (Lutra lutra) on river bank, taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, December.
Otter (Lutra lutra) on river bank, taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, March.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Otter (Lutra lutra) on river bank, taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, March.
Otter (Lutra lutra) on river bank, taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, March.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Otter (Lutra lutra) on river bank, taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, March.
Pine marten (Martes martes) emerging from log, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, September.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Pine marten (Martes martes) emerging from log, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, September.
Pine marten (Martes martes) in hollow log with an egg, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, October.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Pine marten (Martes martes) in hollow log with an egg, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, France, October.
Wild boar (Sus scrofa) in muddy forest clearing, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, Mayenne, France, September.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Wild boar (Sus scrofa) in muddy forest clearing, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, Mayenne, France, September.
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) fallen tree trunk in water, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, July.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) fallen tree trunk in water, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, July.
Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) entering water, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, Rhone River, France, May.  -  Eric  Medard
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Eric Medard / Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) entering water, taken at night with infra-red remote camera trap, Rhone River, France, May.
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