Apple Awards

The Explorers has been awarded TV App of the Year 2019 by Apple.

Team
Our Team:

Professional and Passionate

A human adventure, a lifetime project

The Explorers, is above all the encounter of two men, Olivier Chiabodo and Jean-Pierre Morel. When these two passionate individuals met, the project of a lifetime was born: to make an inventory of the natural riches of our amazing planet and to produce images do the world's beauty justice. It needed time to achieve this extraordinary and ambitious project. It is now possible, thanks to the collaboration of a devoted team of explorers from all origins and backgrounds, with the help of the latest, most innovative imaging technologies.

In the team, there are Nature specialists, reporters, artists, technicians, all serving a great cause and a common objective. All are passionate, all are explorers, each one brings its talent and strength to create a team united by passion and adventure. The Explorers Team expresses in its diversity the essence of the project : showing the riches of our planet.

Olivier CHIABODO

CEO & Co-founder

Olivier is always passionate about linking people, the discovery of the world and cutting-edge technology.

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Olivier CHIABODO

CEO & Co-founder

Jean-Pierre Morel

Co-founder

With more than 40 years of experience in business, he puts his knowledge at the service of the Earth.

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Jean-Pierre Morel

Co-founder

The Explorers, our scientists

This duo is supported by our scientific team, experts on Nature and animal life, they are experienced explorers who guide us and help us understand the living world. In close collaboration with our team, the local specialists of the different countries we explore, and without whom our adventures could not exist.

Venetia Briggs

PhD - Wildlife Biologist

Thanks to her many pieces of work, she combines her passion with her desire to protect the Earth.

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Venetia Briggs

PhD - Wildlife Biologist

Olivier BEHRA

Ethnobotanist

For more than 15 years, he has supported communities and NGOs in more than 15 countries around the world.

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Olivier BEHRA

Ethnobotanist

The Explorers, the crew

Directors, cameramen, chief operators, designers, photographers, artists, enthusiasts, technicians, drivers, reporters, writers, all Explorers, they constitute The Explorers Team.

Yann HUBERT

Submarine cameraman

His perfect knowledge of the marine environment makes him a specialist in underwater photography.

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Yann HUBERT

Submarine cameraman

Forest FINBOW

Chief operator

"It is our curiosity of today that will make the images of tomorrow" is Forest's motto.

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Forest FINBOW

Chief operator

Alain COMPOST

Wildlife chief operator

He joined each of the expeditions to capture wildlife at its best.

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Alain COMPOST

Wildlife chief operator

Valentin PACAUT

Photographer & agricultural engineer

He combines his environmental and artistic knowledge as he is one of the expedition photographer.

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Valentin PACAUT

Photographer & agricultural engineer

cecile khindria

Reporter

An all-terrain reporter, her great versatility is a valuable asset to the team.

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cecile khindria

Reporter

Roberto BATTISTINI

Photographer

He makes the most beautiful portraits of the cultures and individuals we meet.

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Roberto BATTISTINI

Photographer

Patrick Arnal

Illustrator - Graphic Artist

He pursues his passion: travel drawing, a universal language.

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Patrick Arnal

Illustrator - Graphic Artist

Véronique Savioz

Archivist and Scriptwriter

She manages and archives all the images of our expeditions. She is the living memory of The Explorers.

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Véronique Savioz

Archivist and Scriptwriter

Maud LORTON

Technical assistant

Wonder woman and assistant ground and air camera

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Maud LORTON

Technical assistant

Mathias SCHMITT

Screenwriter

He uses his journalistic skills for movies about nature and biodiversity.

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Mathias SCHMITT

Screenwriter

Marcel SEMRAU

Technical assistant

"Nothing is impossible" is the motto of this German engineer. And he proves it on every mission!

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Marcel SEMRAU

Technical assistant

Eric VEYSSIERE

Aerial chief operator

He uses his talents in aerial photography, his specialty.

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Eric VEYSSIERE

Aerial chief operator

Cindy CLUSEAU

Helicopter pilot

Professional pilot for more than 10 years, she assists The Explorers in its expeditions.

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Cindy CLUSEAU

Helicopter pilot

Jean-Claude HALBERT

Video engineer

He's the Mac Gyver of the expedition. He is committed to solving all the most unusual technical problems.

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Jean-Claude HALBERT

Video engineer

Bernard GUERRINI

Director

He is a great specialist in ethnological documentaries.

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Bernard GUERRINI

Director

Benjamine MONNEROT-DUMAINE

Editorial producer

Films, books, reports, digital, writing... Benjamine supervises all editorial content.

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Benjamine MONNEROT-DUMAINE

Editorial producer

Ben THOUARD

Photographer

Ben uses his photographic eye in the air, on land and underwater!

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Ben THOUARD

Photographer

Bertrand MOURA

Doctor

He is our doctor, for bodies and souls, and joins The Explorers as much as he can.

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Bertrand MOURA

Doctor

Pierre JOUBERT

Video editor

It is up to him to assemble the technical and artistic images and sounds of our expeditions.

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Pierre JOUBERT

Video editor

Sylvain TEISSIER

Sound engineer

Sylvain is one of those operators who knows how to capture Nature in all its dimensions and in the most extreme conditions.

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Sylvain TEISSIER

Sound engineer

Gregory MARTOGLIO

Chief operator and video editor

Passionate about image techniques, he observes, films, edits and directs the films.

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Gregory MARTOGLIO

Chief operator and video editor