November 9 through December 28, 2018

The exhibitions of FIIN reflect a common goal: Vila Real’s effort to disseminate wildlife images as a way of sensitizing society to the importance of the conservation and preservation of natural heritage. At these magnificent exhibitions everything can be seen, since images of great primates and other threatened animals, captured by renowned photographers around the world, to images of the biodiversity of Vila Real captured by our young photographers.

Biodiversity Photography Exhibition

This exhibition aims to show the best images of the Biodiversity Photography Contest 2018. In this edition our contest has two new features: one is the geographical extension with an international range this exhibition brings the world’s biodiversity to Vila Real, and the other is awarding of a great prize, titled “Carvalho Araújo” for the best photograph of the 2018 Competition.

This year, the contest counted on a total of 377 participants from 31 nationalities, with 1533 images distributed throughout four categories: Birds, Other Fauna, Flora & Fungi, and Landscape & Natural Habitats. The elements of the jury of this contest were Duarte Carvalho, João Cosme and Rui Guerra.

Teatro de Vila Real

Scientific and Nature Design Exhibition


This exhibition brings together some of the works of the Biodiversity Design Contest.

The main objective of this exhibition is to promote the biological natural heritage, namely the natural regions, ecosystems, habitats and species of wild fauna and flora.

Additionally it seeks to promote nature illustration and drawing as a way of debate and reflection of society on the need to know, promote and conserve biodiversity.

Teatro de Vila Real

Biodiversity Exhibition – New Talents


This exhibition brings together some works resulting from two initiatives integrated in the International Festival of Nature Image, which in addition to the promotion of the artistic side helps the promotion, dissemination and conservation of nature.

The works of youth photography course and the nature drawing workshop are evident at this edition.

Teatro de Vila Real