Mattias A. Klum@mattiasklumofficial

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

http://zoomphototours.com/the-wild-selous/

Really enjoying being back home in Sweden with @irisalexandrov! Lying in our bedroom early morning, windows open, listening to nightingales, common snipes and the deep, sighing fog-horn call of a bittern.
An amazing time of year! This Wood cranesbill,
Geranium sylvaticum (Midsommarblomster in Swedish) grow everywhere outside our house. In Latin sylvaticum means "of woodland", referring to the plant's native habitat.
The flower colour ranges from mauve to irresistible sky blue, depending on soil conditions. This flower yields a blue-gray dye that was used in ancient Europe to dye war cloaks, believing it would protect them in battle. For this reason it was called Odin's Grace. #midsommarblomster #mattiasklum #woodcranesbill #irresistible #summersdream #liveyourdreams #love #nikonambassador #protectbiodiversity #protectbiodiversity @mattiasklumcollection @thephotosociety @natgeotravel @natgeo @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial


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Iris and I are hosting a photo expedition in Tanzania this fall and if you haven’t already got your tickets, now is the time! Use the code ”irismattias2018” when purchasing your ticket to get a 500 USD discount. First come, first served! Link in bio!
#zoomphotoresor #zoomphototours
#tanzania #selous #leopard #ekotourism #photoworkshop #artphotography #naturephotography #wildlifephotography
#livingthedream #nikonambassador @zoomphototours @irisalexandrov @mattiasklumofficial


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A Galapagos marine iguana posing like a statue of stone in the late evening. Scientists figure that land-dwelling iguanas from South America must have drifted out to sea millions of years ago on logs or other debris, eventually landing on the Galápagos. From that species emerged marine iguanas, which spread to nearly all the islands of the archipelago. Each island hosts marine iguanas of unique size, shape and color, like these beauties. Shot on assignment on the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador for @natgeo. #marineiguanas #protectbiodiversity #galapagos #darwin #conservation #nikonambassador #mattiasklum @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial


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On Monday May 21 I will again share the stage with my friends Jane Goodall and Johan Rockström! That very evening Jane and I will launch our new book; “Perpetual Calendar of Life” and a book signing will follow the lectures. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Photo by @irisalexandrov
LOCATION
Scalateatern
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM CEST
32-34 Wallingatan
111 24 Norrmalm
Stockholm, Sweden ” Both of us have loved nature all our lives, and we have both learned, first hand, a good deal not only about the wonders of the natural world but also about the harm we humans are inflicting on the planet. But there is hope if we all act together and make life choices to benefit the environment.” –  Jane Goodall & Mattias A. Klum

Link to tickets in bio!

To pre-order or to read more about the ”Perpetual Calendar of Life” :
http://fritanke.se/bocker/perpetual-calendar-of-life/

#janegoodall #perpetualcalendaroflife #mattiasklum #johanrockström #protectbiodiversity #celebratinglife
@janegoodallinst @rootsandshoots @alexandrovklumofficial @natgeo @fritankeforlag


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Another image from my Iceland collection. Landmannalaugar shot from a helicopter. This region is spectacularly diverse in geological elements. A mind-boggling landscape that truly has a special place in my heart! Looking forward to going back this summer with my partner @irisalexandrov for @alexandrovklumofficial ! #iceland #landmannalaugar #mattiasklum #nikonambassador #landscape #fineart #geology @mattiasklumofficial @natgeo @natgeotravel @irisalexandrov @mattiasklumcollection @alexandrovklumofficial


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The Nyiragongo stratovolcano situated in the Virunga Mountains glows a clear night in Congo DR. The Virunga mountain range is home to the critically endangered mountain gorilla, listed on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species due to poaching, habitat loss, disease and war. I took this photograph while taking part in a mountain gorilla sensus project carried out by WWF and IGCP. Nyiragongo and nearby Nyamuragira are responsible for 40% of Africa's historical volcanic eruptions. In a few weeks Dr. Jane Goodall and I are coming out with a book together. With this book we want celebrate biodiversity and the remaining beauty on Earth and to inspire everyday choices for better more sustainable world. More on this soon!
http://fritanke.se/bocker/perpetual-calendar-of-life/
#congo #congodr #virunga #rainforest #gorilla #mountain #volcano #endangered #iucn #wwf #igcp #mattiasklum #janegoodall #nikonambassador #protectbiodiversity @natgeo @thephotosociety @mattiasklumcollection @natgeotravel @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial


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Paradise on Earth! Another image from one of my favorite marine ecosystems; Raja Ampat, Indonesia. I photographed this very remote beach from an ultralight aircraft. By protecting Raja Ampat and other vulnerable and amazing ecosystems we actually secure long term sustainable success for mankind! Shot on assignment with @einars.pics and @ansgarklumphotos #rajaampat #indonesia #marine #ecosystem #paradise #artistduoalexandrovklum #divers #instagood #protectbiodiversity #photooftheday #mattiasklum #nikonambassador #conservation @natgeo @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @mattiasklumcollection


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The norhern carmine bee-eater is one of the flying gems of Selous game reserve in Tanzania. Their diet is made up primarily of bees and other flying insects, such as locusts and grasshoppers. The main hunting strategy of these beautiful bee-eaters is to keep watch for flying insects from a perch, and then elegantly snatch them out of the air, before safely returning to the perch. Looking forward to heading back to majestic Selous this fall with @irisalexandrov #selous #carminebeeeater #tanzania #africa #protectbiodiversity #artistduoalexandrovklum #nikonambassador @alexandrovklumofficial @natgeo @thephotosociety @mattiasklumcollection


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The sharp-eyed leopard have a wider field of view compared with humans. Cats in general also have a greater range of peripheral vision, perfect for identifying a prey approaching from the side.
They usually keep to themselves, lurking in dense riverine bush or around rocky areas, emerging to hunt late in the afternoon or at night. That may be why they need such good night vision. Their eyes have six to eight times more rod cells, which are more sensitive to low light, than humans do.
Their extra rod cells also allow them to sense motion in the dark in an exeptional way. Saving the illusive leopard and its habitat is a smart strategy to secure long term water supply and other ecosystem services for mankind!
I photographed this stunning male in Thanda, South Africa,
#leopard #mattiasklum #protectbiodiversity #savethebigcats #conservation #thanda #southafrica #nature #filmmaking #instagood #nikonambassador #pictureoftheday #love #predator #treasure @natgeo @thephotosociety @alexandrovklumofficial @irisalexandrov


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My love and partner-in-crime @irisalexandrov on one of Vamizi Island’s gorgeous beaches.
Vamizi is home to some of the world’s oldest and most pristine coral reefs – a virtual wonderland of marine biodiversity. The Southern Equatorial Current meets the African continent here, bringing with it warm waters and an upwelling of rich nutrients. Sheltered by the coral reefs, the area is an undersea nursery, a critical breeding and birthing ground for hundreds of species of fish and marine mammals. We are here together to work on new photograohic art and installations for @alexandrovklumofficial
Please go to @irisalexandrov to see some amazing rainclouds and turquoise water and to @alexandrovklumofficial to briefly meet the dolphins that circled our boat !this afternoon! #shotwithmyphone #saveourseas #saveouroceans #protectbiodiversity #oceanswithoutborders #privilege #livingthedream #mattiasklum #nikonambassadors #friendsofvamizi
@alexandrovklumofficial @irisalexandrov @natgeo @thephotosociety


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Two African Wild dogs working on securing their common future! One of my favorite top predators photographed together with @ansgarklumphotos and @einars.pics in 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. Soon back to Selous with @irisalexandrov for @alexandrovklumofficial #wilddog #doglovers #mattiasklum #tanzania #predator #africa #protectbiodiversity #nikonambassadors #painteddog #conservation #wwf #iucn @natgeo @thephotosociety @mattiasklumcollection @alexandrovklumofficial


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Photographed in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa. This very relaxed female cheetah and her cub gave me and @irisalexandrov an unforgettable experience. Remarkably 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. In my field you end up developing some skills handling logistics and travel. If you don’t plan your workflow, travels and expeditions professionally you lose so much momentum and so many opportunities to actually get what you need artistically. With a solid travel plan, you can focus on the experience ahead.
#KAYAKTravelPro @KAYAK_eu #southafrica #bestjobintheworld #cheetah #savebiodiversity #conservation #nikonambassador #wwf #africa #ecosystem #engineer #beauty #power @natgeo @thephotosociety @mattiasklumcollection @alexandrovklumofficial


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