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This is the unusual story of a little-known insect : the water beetle.

Having spent the winter beneath the ice, the water ,beetle which can walk, swim, and fly, stirs with the first signs of spring.  Its habitat : a small pond.  Its neighbors : dragonflies, frogs and newts.  Its daily life : survival.  Between two skirmishes, it gives birth to some twenty larvae of varying kinds…only the most voracious will make it to adulthood before the pond dries out.

Insects International Film Festival – Narbonne, France – Best Award of Young Jury

Nature Film Festival of Valvert – Bruxelles, Belgique – Best European Film

Festival Cinéma et Nature – Dompierre, France – Mention Spéciale

Wildlife International Film Festival – Missoula, Montana USA – Award of the Best Macrophotography

Nature and Environment Film Festival, Le Mont Dore – Sancy France – Best Award of the City for the Best Film

Details: 52′
Directed by: Bertrand LOYER