Alain Compost


Siberut hunter with sacred monkey skulls before ceremony, Sumatera, 2012.

Alain Compost is a French-born wildlife photographer and cameraman with extensive experience in tropical environments. Alain began his career in Indonesia as one of the few international photographers to document the archipelago’s diverse and rapidly disappearing endemic species.

Alain draws on decades of experience to obtain compelling images and fashion stories under the most demanding conditions, anywhere in the world. His still photography has appeared in National Geographic, International Wildlife, BBC Wildlife, Science and Nature, Paris Match and Figaro. He has also been principal photographer for several books, including Green Indonesia.

As a 16mm and video cameraman, Alain has worked for Discovery, National Geographic and Animal Planet channels, the BBC, Anglia, Natural History New Zealand, TF1, and Canal+.