Florian Ledoux

Photo Leader

Florian is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker who is passionate about protecting the Arctic through conservation photography.

Florian brings with him years of knowledge and experience of photographing in Svalbard on every Secret Atlas Trip.

His most recent assignment was filming the new Disney production ‘Polar Bear’ shot in Svalbard, read here the Q&A we did on Earth Day. 

Florian’s work has been published in magazines like National Geographic, Time US, Géo France, and Spain, Oceanographic UK, National Geographic Traveler, as well as in the international daily press.

Biography

  • Grand Prize Nature TTL Photographer of the year 2020
  • Gold medal Fine Arts Louvre Carrousel 2019
  • 1st Prize Aerial Photography (video) HIPA 2019 Dubai
  • Drone Photographer of the Year 2018 SIPA
  • Grand Prize Drone photography 2017
  • 1st Prize Wildlife The Nature Conservancy 2018
  • 1st Prize Drone Video Animals 2018
  • 1st Prize Landscape Arctic Biodiversity 2018
  • 3rd Prize Wildlife Arctic Biodiversity 2018
  • 3rd prize Drone Photography 2017
  • Highly Honored Nature’s Best Photography 2018

“Without nature and wildlife, we wouldn’t be able to live on the planet. Our planet’s stability, it all starts with the Arctic.

The changes in this part of the world are impacting the rest of the ecosystem on the planet, which we depend on to live as humans.”

Florian’s mantra – highlighted in big bold letters on his website – is ‘Witness, document, protect the fragile poles’. And in those six words, we have a beautiful, simple summary of conservation photography.

Australian filmmaker Jarrad Seng said of Florian’s photography: “There are images that might impress you with their technical mastery, and then there are images that make you feel something. This photograph floored me. It is especially poignant given the climate crisis our world is facing right now.”