Mattias A. Klum@mattiasklumofficial

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

www.talarforum.se/aretstalare_rosta

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Mattias A. Klum

A Rafflesia pricei flower glows like a christmas decoration on the dark rainforest floor. This parasitic flowering plant is endemic to Borneo and named after botanist William Price, who discovered the species on Sabah’s Mount Kinabalu in the 1960s. The flowers smell like rotting flesh, hence its local names which translate to "corpse flower" or "meat flower". Photographed on assignment for @natgeo near Tambunan, Sabah Malaysia. #mattiasklum #protectbiodiversity #alexandrovklum #rafflesia #nikonambassadors #protectbiodiversity #sabah #ecosystemservices @irisalexandrov @natgeotravel @natgeo


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A river segment from above in the gorgeous Okavango delta in Botswana. This wetland is flushed yearly by approximately 11 cubic kilometers of water. A healthy delta is not only interesting and beautiful but provides numerous ecosystem services for mankind. The rich biodiversity of all reserves and national parks in Africa is actually critical for landscape resilience, which contributes to the stability of the Earth system! #protectbiodiversity #mattiasklum #okavango #botswana #africa #alexandrovklum #resilience #conservation @natgeo @thephotosociety @alexandrovklumofficial @irisalexandrov


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I took this photograph in Svalbard near the Nordenskiöldbreen (Nordenskiöld Glacier). Roughly 60% of the Svalbard archipelago is still covered with glaciers and the islands feature many fjords, mountains and on top of this a relatively healthy polar bear population. Protected areas make up 65% of this unique archipelago.
#arctic #fjords #meal #seal #polarbear #protectwildlife #conservationphotography #alexandrovklum #mattiasklum #protectthearctic #protectbiodiversity #stopclimatechange @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @natgeotravel @natgeo


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Bartolomé Island, Galapagos has a volcanic cone that provides nice views of the other islands. This island is perhaps most famous for its Pinnacle Rock, which is the distinctive characteristic of this island, and a representative landmark of the Galápagos. Bartolomé is one of the "younger" islands in the Galápagos archipelago and is together with Sulivan Bay on Santiago island, named after the naturalist and lifelong friend of Charles Darwin, Sir Bartholomew James Sulivan, who was a lieutenant aboard HMS Beagle. #protectbiodiversity #ecosystemservices #mattiasklum #galapagos #ecuador @mattiasklumofficial @natgeotravel @natgeo @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial


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The variable bush viper or leaf viper, is a venomous snake endemic to west and central Africa. This beautiful viper grows to an average total length of 46 to 60 cm (about 18 to 24 inches). Females are usually larger than males. It inhabits mostly dense rainforests, preferring low and thick flowering bushes next to small creeks. I photographed it in Congo on assignment for @natgeo #mattiasklum #protectbiodiversity #artistduoalexandrovklum #viper #congo #ecosystemservices @irisalexandrov @natgeo @natgeotravel @alexandrovklumofficial


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Early morning in the Foping Nature Reserve, Shaanxi Province, China. The Foping Reserve and national park is situated in the Qinling Mountains and covers 29,240 hectares (72,300 acres) of rugged mountain terrain and is home to a number of endangered species such as the Giant Panda and the cool looking golden snub-nosed monkey. #alexandrovklum #mattiasklum #foping #shaanxiprovince #china #protectbiodiversity #nikonambassadors #snubnosedmonkey @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @natgeo


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Our latest documentary The Young Sea or “Havets Öga” is now released in Sweden and available on TV4play and C More play!
A film about the natural life in and around the Baltic Sea where @irisalexandrov and I along with our team follow the seasonal cycle around one of the most beautiful yet threatened brackish seas in the world. “The Young Sea” shows the hidden life, beauty and unique adaptations of some amazing species that live in the Baltic Sea. The English version can be found on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and Vimeo (Worldwide except Sweden). Available through our agent @journeymanpictures #protectbiodiversity #mattiasklum #nikonambassador #balticsea2020 @tierragrandefilms @alexandrovklumofficial @bellagavelin @olahogberg @natgeo @natgeotravel @journeymanpictures


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This female cheetah and her lovely cub gave me and @irisalexandrov an unforgettable experience. Stunningly beautiful, lightning fast and so vulnerable all at the same time. The world’s fastest land mammal is racing toward extinction, with the latest cheetah census suggesting that the big cats, which are already few in number, may decline by an additional 53 percent over the next 15 years. Please support big cat and cheetah conservation. Photographed in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa.#southafrica #bestjobintheworld #cheetah #savebiodiversity #conservation #nikonambassador #wwf #africa #ecosystem #engineer #beauty #power @natgeo @thephotosociety @alexandrovklumofficial


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Some good news!!! ”Forty years ago, Dian Fossey and the world were devastated when a family of mountain gorillas — named Group 4 — was decimated by poachers. Group 4 was the very first group of gorillas to be studied by Dr. Fossey after she established the Karisoke Research Center and included individuals like Uncle Bert, who she named after her own uncle, and Digit, the first gorilla to accept her presence.” Over the course of 1978, four gorillas in Group 4 were killed by poachers and another three died as a result of the group’s disruption. By December of that year, only three of the original 11 group members remained together.
With her beloved Group 4 destroyed, and the mountain gorilla population headed toward a low point of only about 240 individuals, Fossey feared the species would go extinct before the year 2000.
Instead, today, due to the intensive protection efforts Fossey initiated, mountain gorillas have reached a new historic milestone: their numbers have gradually increased over the past 30 years, and are up from 240 to 604, based on the latest census. (Another separate population of 400 individuals bring the total number of mountain gorillas to just over 1,000). I photographed this magnificent mountain gorilla in the Volcanos National Park, Rwanda.
Quotes from @savinggorillas #dianfosseygorillafundinternational #protectbiodiversity #mountaingorilla #mattiasklum #nikonambassador @irisalexandrov @natgeotravel @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial


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I’m happy to be nominated for a prize called ”speaker of the year”! Follow the link in my bio to vote for me! #talarforum #åretstalare #speakeroftheyear #purpose #passion #speaker #protectbiodiversity @alexandrovklumofficial @irisalexandrov @natgeo @thephotosociety @talarforum


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One of roughly 2100 glaciers found on Svalbard moonlit in a distance. Nearly 60% of the Svalbard archipelago is still covered with glaciers and the islands feature many fjords, mountains and on top of this a relatively healthy polar bear population.
#arctic #fjords #moonlit #polarbear #protectwildlife #protectbiodiversity #mattiasklum #protectthearctic #stopclimatechange #nikonambassador @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @natgeotravel @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial


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After a few weeks of work in Hawaii and Tanzania @irisalexandrov and I are back home in Sweden again. Soft, humid and almost monochromatic countryside near are home is soon ready for winter. Time for thick sweaters and candlelight dinners....#protectbiodiversity #happybirthdayansgar #landscapephotography #nikonambassador #beautyiseverywhere #art @irisalexandrov @thephotosociety @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial


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