France boasts an amazing diversity of habitats and wildlife, from Ibex and Chamois scaling the cliff faces of the Alps and colonies of Puffins and Gannets on the rugged coasts of Brittany to one of the last western strong-holds of the European Mink on the Atlantic coast and flocks of Flamingos shimmering in the heat as they feed in the wetlands of Camargue. France is one of the richest countries in Europe in terms of flora and fauna – its mammals include Wolf, Lynx and the remarkable Pyrenean Desman. It also boasts one of the highest totals of breeding bird species in Europe, some of the best butterfly sites, and an outstanding array of wildflowers. There is a wide variety in the landscapes and natural history of this surprisingly diverse country.

Praying mantis on top of a rock - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Alpine marmot checking the environment - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Conehead mantis in praying position - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada exuviae handing upside down - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada exoskeleton hanging on wood - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Common blue on lavender - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada orni hidden on a tree - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada camouflaged between the branches - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada orni on a tree trunk - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada Orni looking for some shade in the Provence - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada camouflaged on a tree with moss - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada orni hanging vertical on a tree - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada on a tree branch - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada on a tree branch - Nature Stock Photo Agency
six-spot burnet on lavender - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada sitting on a tree during the day - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada orni hanging upside down - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada close-up - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada hidden in a tree - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Ceiling of a french gouffre - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Red swamp crayfish showing off - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada orni on a tree - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Marbled white butterfly on lavender - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada orni resting during the day - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Inside a cave in the French Dordogne - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Scarce swallowtail on lavender - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada in a tree trunk - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Crayfish showing its scissors - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada orni hanging in the evening - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Inside the gouffre of Padirac - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada orni between the leaves - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada sitting on a branch - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Wide angle from gouffre of Padirac - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Stalactites in the gouffre of Padirac, region of the Lot - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Cicada hanging in a tree - Nature Stock Photo Agency
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