In june I spent two weeks in France photographing birds from the floating hide. Thanks to my friend Sylvain Hellio I was able to guide two groups in the lake-rich area Les Dombes. Sylvain arranged permission to enter the lakes with the floating hide. These articial lakes are managed to breed Carp fish since the Middle Ages, and are now also rich in birdlife. Several species of grebes, herons, ducks, waders,..