When I was at the start of my career, at the dawn of the 2000s, an organization commissioned me to take a series of photos to reveal the visual potential of the "dunes" of Tadoussac. In my opinion, this place ranks among the most beautiful on the North Shore. To get to know this region well, the breathtaking landscapes follow one another endlessly on the maritime coast. The dune sector is a unique phenomenon. However, it is made up of a fragile ecosystem where cohabitation with unsupervised camping and mountain biking leave their mark. The protection of this natural area has been discussed for a long time. In addition, located in the migratory path of the Nyctales de Tengmalm, this area is home to a rare and little-known species of small owl.
Nearly twenty years later, I was again assigned the task of documenting the surroundings. True to my memories, this truly magnificent place stands out in Quebec. The landscape of level dunes can reach up to 60 meters in height and overlooks the bay of Moulin à Baude. Perfectly oriented for sunrises with a view of the St. Lawrence, the panorama surprises from the first contact. Whether it is a national park or simply a protected area, these sandy jewels of the Côte-Nord deserve special attention.