Mattias A. Klum@mattiasklumofficial

Artist, NatGeo Fellow, photographer and filmmaker. Professional speaker. Environmentalist. WWF & IUCN Ambassador.

http://www.alexandrovklum.com/

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Torres del Paine National Park is really amazingly beautiful and has become one of my favorite places in South America. Love the Grey glacial lake and this national park’s epic terrain, not least at night! #torresdelpaine #chile #wwf #livingthedream #protectbiodiversity #mattiasklum #nikonambassador #conservation #patagonia @mattiasklumofficial @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov


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I would like to celebrate the World Wildlife Coservation day by mentioning a piece of positive information about the world’s threatened wildlife, the giant panda has been downgraded from ‘Endangered’ to ‘Vulnerable’ on the global list of species at risk of extinction, demonstrating how an integrated approach can help save our planet’s vanishing biodiversity.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced the positive change to the giant panda’s official status in the Red List of Threatened Species, pointing to the 17% rise in the population in the decade up to 2014, when a nationwide census found 1,864 giant pandas in the wild in China. I photographed this charming female giant panda in Foping Nature Reserve, Shaanxi Province, China. Please help raise awareness and contribute to the conservation and protection of endangered species such as sharks, elephants, rhinos and tigers by supporting conservation oraganizations like WWF and IUCN. #mattiasklum #makeachange #nikonambassador #wildlifeconcervationday #livingthedream #protectbiodiversity #giantpanda #china #foping @irisalexandrov @natgeo @thephotosociety @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumcollection


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Like a silvery zebra-striped work of art, a yellow-lipped sea krait swim in Fijian waters. This sea-and-land-going snake, which need air to breathe, ascend the island’s rugged coral and limestone banks to rest. This beautiful snake’s toxic bite causes paralysis, which keeps its quick and strong eel prey from escaping. In fact these kraits feed almost exclusively on eels, and their neurotoxic venom has evolved accordingly. Ironically it is the lethal characteristics of snake venom that makes it so valuable and sought after for use in medicinal treatments. The toxic components of snake venom have for example both led to the development of medicine against heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's. With some luck luck, the yellow-lipped sea krait may soon combat disease and this will luckily not affect the wild populations of this species at all. #yellow-lipped sea krait #fiji #mattiasklum #life #protectbiodiversity #science @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumcollection


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Early spring in Foping Nature Reserve, Shaanxi Province, China. The Foping 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.
Earlier in my flow I have posted an image of one of the coolest looking primates in the world, the golden snub-nosed monkey photographed in this remarkable place! #alexandrovklum #mattiasklum #foping #shaanxiprovince #china #protectbiodiversity #snubnosedmonkey @mattiasklumcollection @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @natgeo


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Two elephants during a meet and greet session near a water hole in Tembe Elephant Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Elephants with big tusks are increasingly hard to find due to the ongoing poaching for ivory. Help save the elephants by supporting WWF and other conservation organizations! My partner @irisalexandrov and I will soon leave South Africa but we are already looking forward to returning! #mattiasklum #elephants #africa #tembe #wwf #peaceparks #iucn #conservation @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial @irisalexandrov @thephotosociety
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Bats circling the Deer cave entrance in The Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia. This National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses incredible caves and karst formations in Borneo’s mountainous equatorial rainforest setting.
At least 12 species of bat have been recorded here. Deer Cave that is located in the southern limestone hills of the park is home to an enormous colony of Wrinkle-lipped bats estimated to number between 2.5 and 3.5 million individuals. The bats exit the cave almost every evening in search of food. A huge mound of guano in the cave is evidence of the size of the bat colony that roosts in the cave's high ceilings. #mattiasklum #sarawak #gunungmulu #alexandrovklum #protectbiodiversity #bats #deercave #malaysia #borneo #savetherainforest @thephotosociety @natgeotravel @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumcollection @natgeo


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African dawn near Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. Soon heading back to S A with my wife @irisalexandrov to do some work together. There is something magical about the light there. Its peoples, the landscapes and its biodiversity makes you wanna come back again and again! #alexandrovklum #artistduoalexandrovklum #africa #southafrica #kgalagaditransfrontierpark #livingthedream #protectbiodiversity #mattiasklum @mattiasklumcollection @irisalexandrov @natgeo @thephotosociety


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Just got married to amazingly lovely Iris Alexandrov @irisalexandrov, the love of my life! An incredible day with friends and family in Lecrin Vallley, Spain! A day celebrating love for each other and our fabulous and beautiful planet! #artistduoalexandrovklum #protectbiodiversity #livingthedream #spain #andalusia #wedding #loveofmylife #spain @mattiasklumofficial @alexandrovklumofficial @irisalexandrov @mattiasklumcollection @natgeo @thephotosociety


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Altruistic meerkat on the lookout! In order to spot potential predators, adult meerkats often climb to a higher vantage point or stand on their hind legs and they are more likely to do so when young pups are present in the group. Meerkats are truly great at working together in numbers. A few will typically serve as lookouts, watching the skies for birds of prey, such as hawks and eagles that can snatch them from the ground. A sharp, shrill call is the signal for all to take cover in burrows or bolt holes. While a few individuals guard the group, the rest forage for the foods that make up their varied diet. Meerkats will eat insects, lizards, eggs, birds, and fruit. When hunting small game, they work together and communicate with purring sounds. Meerkats are very efficient and entrepreneurial hunters and delightful to study in the field. This extremely nosy individual only inches away. Shot on assignment for @natgeo in the Kalahari, South Africa #meerkat #kalahari #conservation #scientist #southafrica #nikonambassador #instagood #nosy @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumcollection


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Cnidocytes (stinging cells) of the anemones are explosive defense cells, which send out toxin-filled harpoons when triggered by touch of an intruder. The clown fish however is a rare exception. These stinging cells of the anemone do not harm the clownfish, but instead gives it shelter. In return the clownfish defends the anemone from predators and keeps it clean from small harmful parasites. This clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) was photographed in the beautiful coral reefs of Raja Ampat. Everyday is a good day to celebrate the importance and beauty of our marine worlds! Oceans cover 71 percent of the globe, and they are as important to us as they are vast. Our oceans are home to most of the life on our planet and play a central role in the world's natural systems, like regulating our climate, absorbing carbon dioxide and they produce over half the oxygen that we, and all other land animals, breathe. Their wealth is truly beyond comprehension. #doyourpart by making smarter everyday choices. Avoid plastics, choose certified fish, don’t litter on beaches and most importantly, tell others to follow suit! Please take a look at @aninconvenienttruth and check out my friends @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier @sealegacy and @zarialynn in this story together with Paramount Pictures. #ocean #protect #conservation #protectbiodiversity #mattiasklum #conservation @alexandrovklumofficial


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Landmannalaugar, Iceland in afternoon light. My fantastic heli pilot on this shoot wasn't very eager to fly me where I wanted to go but for a photographer foul weather in a distance can be a blessing. Looking forward to going back to this amazing place with @irisalexandrov for @alexandrovklumofficial #mattiasklum #iceland #landmannalaugar #nikonambassador #alexandrovklum #artistduoalexandrovklum #protectbiodiversity @mattiasklumcollection @alexandrovklumofficial @irisalexandrov @natgeo @thephotosociety


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I photographed this little pink skunk clownfish and some grey reefsharks in the Koro Sea, Fiji for @natgeo. Everyday is a good day to celebrate the importance and beauty of our marine worlds! Oceans cover 71 percent of the globe, and they are as important to us as they are vast. Our oceans are home to most of the life on our planet and play a central role in the world's natural systems, like regulating our climate, absorbing carbon dioxide and they produce over half the oxygen that we, and all other land animals, breathe. Their wealth is truly beyond comprehension. Please support organizations like @wwf @redlist_of_ecosystems , #balticsea2020 , @oceanconservancy, @seashepherd and @mission_blue to help protect our oceans. #ocean #protect #nikonambassador #conservation #wwf #oceana #fiji #protectbiodiversity #mattiasklum #conservation @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumcollection


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