Mattias A. Klum@mattiasklumofficial

Artist, NatGeo Fellow, photographer and filmmaker. Professional speaker. Environmentalist. WWF Ambassador.
Artist duo Alexandrov Klum

www.alexandrovklum.com/

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Mattias A. Klum

Fall near Uppsala Castle. Eventhough I have travelled extensively all over, Uppsala in Sweden is where I was born and never really left. It’s still the place I call home together with @irisalexandrov and our kids (+ cat and hens of course). #beautyiseverywhere #mattiasalexandrovklum #protectbiodiversity #landscapephotography #nikonambassador @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @natgeo


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Raja Ampat, a tranquil place with incomprehensible marine wealth! This archipelago off Western Papua, Indonesia have some of the richest marine ecosystems in the world. By protecting Raja Ampat and other vulnerable and amazing ecosystems we actually secure long term sustainable success for mankind! Please see @alexandrovklumofficial for more images and to find out about our art projects around the world! #rajaampat #indonesia #marine #ecosystem #paradise #protectouroceans #divers #instagood #mattiasklum #conservation @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @natgeotravel


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Winter in Foping Nature Reserve, in the Qinling Mountains of China’s Xi’an Province. This reserve and national park is situated in the beautiful Qinling Mountains and covers 29,240 hectares (72,300 acres) of rugged mountain terrain and is home to a stable panda population. (Previously posted) #protectbiodiversity #landscapephotography #foping #mattiasalexandrovklum #nikonambassador @natgeotravel @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @natgeo


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However beautiful photographically visually and from afar, extreme weather is an increasing problem! This rainstorm over Tanzania created huge problems for people on the ground. Each year in January, the World Economic Forum publishes the Global Risks Report ahead of the Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Global Risks Report reflects the perspectives of global experts and decision-makers on the most significant risks facing the world. Extreme weather events” and “Natural disasters” rank among the top three risks in terms of likelihood and impact. “Failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation” ranks among the top five. #extremeweather #tanzania #nikonambassador #rain #landscapephotography #protectbiodiversity #mattiasklum @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety


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After lots of leeches and some hard work in the rainforest of Danum Valley I finally managed to sneak up on this male Argus pheasant. The great argus is native to the rainforests of Borneo, Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula in southeast Asia. This spectacular pheasant is undoubtedly suffering from the twin threats of habitat loss and hunting throughout its extensive range. It is probably undergoing rapid population reduction and is consequently classified as Near Threatened by IUCN.
Photographed in Danum Valley, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo for @natgeo #mattiasklum #protectbiodiversity #borneo #arguspheasant #worldanimalday #danumvalley #nikonambassador @natgeotravel @natgeo @thephotosociety @alexandrovklumofficial


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Early mornings are now humid and cold. Nature in our backyard (view from our bedroom) is gradually turning into a beautiful autumn landscape and morning plunges in lake Mälaren are increasingly rare... Waking up at home is sometimes a healing experience! After years of traveling extensively and a lot on my own, getting to spend time at home and on the road with @irisalexandrov working side by side on our artistduo @alexandrovklumofficial is a blessing! #aroomwithaview #purpose #mattiasklum #protectbiodiversity #love #blessed #familyfirst #shotwithmyphone #artistduoalexandrovklum #lakemälaren #sweden #uppsala @irisalexandrov @natgeo @thephotosociety @alexandrovklumofficial


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I photographed this baby mountain gorilla in Volcanos National Park, Rwanda. According to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, the mountain gorilla population living in the Virunga mountains has grown— from 480 in 2010 to 604 as of June 2016! Combined with a separate mountain gorilla population living in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, this brings the number of mountain gorillas to more than 1,000 individuals.
This reconfirms the mountain gorilla’s status as the only wild ape population whose numbers are known to be increasing! Obviously by protecting mountain gorillas we ensure beautiful and resilient forests and not least livelihoods for local people too. #protectbiodiversity #nikonambassadors #mountaingorilla #virunga #mattiasklum @natgeotravel @irisalexandrov @thephotosociety @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial


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Morning in Danum Valley, Sabah, Malaysia shot on assignment for @natgeo
I was 20 years old when I first ventured into the rainforest of Borneo. That was in 1988. Since then I've been there alot! It still fills me with awe and great humility everytime I work on this magical and vulnerable island. Please support rainforest conservation and ethnic minorities globally and stay away from products containing uncertified palmoil!#borneo #protectbiodiversity #danumvalley #malaysia #conservation #mattiasklum #nikonambassador #rainforest @natgeo @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety


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The vibrant green Opuntia or prickly pear cactus found in Galapagos is the main source of food for animals occupying areas of lowland and arid areas. The fruits, seeds and pads form a major part of the diet of giant tortoises, land iguanas, finches and mockingbirds. It has been found that in arid areas, where the cactuses are usually the only available food source and grow very tall and tree-like, tortoises have evolved to have a different shape of the shell to be able to stretch up to reach the higher cactus pads. How cool is that!? #science #darwin #landscapephotography #mattiasalexandrovklum #nikonambassadors #pricklypearcactus #galapagos #protectbiodiversity @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @natgeo @thephotosociety


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A couple of blacktip reef sharks patrolling a coral reef in Fiji’s Koro Sea. A scissortail fusilier looks a bit stressed between the approaching shark and my lens. No wonder!
There are still about 500 species of shark in the world's oceans but at least 200 000 sharks are killed every day for the finning- and shark liver oil industry. Many species are now on the brink and by ridding the oceans of the sharks we destabilize resilient and strong ecosystems that truly support life as we know it! #sharks #protect #support #biodiversity #protectbiodiversity #ecosystem #ocean #conservation #nikonambassadors @alexandrovklumofficial @natgeo @thephotosociety


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Home sweet home! You obviously don't have to travel far to find things to photograph. This happens to be one of my favourite oak trees photographed close to our home near Lake Mälaren, Sweden. Oak trees are just magnificent and provide a habitat super rich in biodiversity.
Oaks can host hundreds of species of insect, supplying many birds with an important food source. This time of year, mammals such as squirrels, badgers and deer take advantage of the falling acorns. #oak #pictureoftheday #protectbiodiversity #mälaren #uppsala #sweden #ekoln #nature #swedish #biodiversity #science @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial


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A mixed look of insecurity and appeasement from this gorgeous African Wild dog, one of my favorite predators, Selous, Tanzania. Among the best hunters in Africa, wild dogs (or painted dogs) have a higher kill rate than lions and can take down antelope that weigh as much as 225 kilos (500 pounds). They are notorious for a grisly efficiency that has made some people fear and hate them, if not shoot them on sight. This beautiful apex predator is important in its ecosystem and needs to be respected and protected! African wild dogs hunt in successful cooperative packs of 6 to 24 animals. Larger packs were more common before the dogs became endangered. #wilddog #doglovers #mattiasklum #tanzania #predator #africa #painteddog #protectbiodiversity #conservation #wwf #iucn @natgeo @thephotosociety @alexandrovklumofficial @irisalexandrov


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