The artworks of Monique Blaquière-Benoit often depict animal encounters which may seem surprising, unexpected and enchanting. Yet, it is obvious that species occupying the same habitat regularly cross each other. Predator-prey interactions are just one aspect of the ecosystem. The natural world is also composed of scenes without predation and competition. The vital territories of many species overlap without creating anything more than passive interactions. The naturalist is greatly inspired by the disinterested relationships between some animals. The theme of the interspecific encounter holds a prominent place in her artistic production.