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

Two elephants socializing in Tembe, South Africa. Elephants spend a large portion of the day foraging for food and water to satisfy their enormous appetites.Throughout the day, elephants socialize and play and they show each other affection by caressing each other with their trunks. #protectbiodiversity #tembe #southafrica #elephant #peace @alexandrovklumofficial @natgeotravel @irisalexandrov @natgeo @thephotosociety


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Took this picture a clear night near the Nyiragongo stratovolcano situated in the Virunga Mountains in Congo DR. This mountain range is home of the endangered mountain gorilla, listed on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species due to poaching, habitat loss, disease and war. Lately the numbers of this critically endangered primate are on the rise, following conservation efforts in the transboundary Virunga Massif, one of the two remaining areas where the great ape is still found! #conservationsuccess #congo #congodr #virunga #rainforest #gorilla #mountain #volcano #endangered #nikonambassadors #protectbiodiversity @natgeo @thephotosociety @alexandrovklumofficial @natgeotravel @irisalexandrov


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Now editing 5 K film material from our recent trip to Nazaré in Portugal. Super excited to work together with @irisalexandrov on our upcoming multidimensional performance ”The Waves” for @konserthusetstockholm with @kungligafilharmonikerna
For tickets and info go to https://www.konserthuset.se #nazaré #portugal #thewaves #shotwithmyphone #nikonambassadors @irisalexandrov @natgeotravel @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @natgeo


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The forest cobra is native to the central and western parts of Africa. It is the largest true cobra species with a length up to 3.1 meters (10.1 feet). The forest cobra is a very capable swimmer and is often considered to be semi-aquatic. My team and I searched in lowland forests and really moist savanna habitats for this beautiful species during an assignment in Cameroon and eventually got lucky! It's really a fast snake and it has a reputation of being extra alert and sometimes nervous. That, and because of the strong venom, is likely why it is considered very dangerous. Bites to humans are less common than for other African cobras due to various factors, though a bite from the forest cobra is a life-threatening emergency. 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 a bit of luck, the Forest cobra may soon combat heart disease and this will luckily not affect the wild populations of this species at all. Shot on assignment for @natgeo #medicine #cobra #africa #forestcobra #cameroon #venom #fast #conservation #rainforest #mattiasklum #science #protectbiodiversity #nikonambassadors @thephotosociety @natgeotravel @irisalexandrov @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial


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Oasi Zegna nature sanctuary in northern Italy. This gorgeous park covers around 100 km2 between Trivero and Valle Cervo in the Biella Alps in Piemonte and has become a haven not just for trekkers and skiers but for many red listed species.
#planet #alps #oasizegna #protectbiodiversity #conservation #stopclimatechange #mattiasklum #italy #winter #alps#adventure #trekking #europe @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @natgeotravel @natgeo @irisalexandrov


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I took this photograph of the remote Koro Sea archipelago in Fiji, on assignment for @natgeo. Every day is a good day to celebrate the importance and beauty of our marine worlds! Oceans cover roughly 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 and absorbing carbon dioxide. Their wealth is truly beyond comprehension and there is still so much to learn. Please support conservation organizations to help protect our oceans. #saveouroceans #ocean #protect #conservation #mattiasalexandrovklum #nikonambassadors #conservation @thephotosociety @natgeo @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial


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I took this photograph in Svalbard near the Nordenskiöldbreen (Nordenskiöld Glacier) during the time of year when this place is held in darkness 24 hours per day. Protected areas make up 65% of this unique archipelago and roughly 60% of Svalbard is, inspite of the climate change, still covered with glaciers.
#arctic #fjords #protectwildlife #protectbiodiversity #svalbard #alexandrovklum #mattiasklum #protectthearctic #protectbiodiversity #stopclimatechange @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @natgeotravel @natgeo


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Deadly coiled-up beauty! I just love the endless number of patterns, shapes and textures in nature... and not only in nature... anywhere and everywhere... in cities, parks, on our own bodies. Endless! This cool pattern, shape and color belongs to a Boomslang, one of the most incredible snakes in Africa. It's diurnal and almost exclusively arboreal which makes it a challenge to photograph.
I photographed this on assignment for @natgeo in Cameroon #cameroon #death #snake #conservation #new #drugs #innovation #mattiasklum #science #ecosystemservices #respectnature @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial


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Shooting stars, satellites and Aurora borealis over Svalbard, Norway. Shooting stars are not, in fact, stars at all. They are meteors, which are made up of pieces of interplanetary rocks or debris. When they break into earth's surface, they can be seen breifly in the night sky. I am not superstitious but still I make a wish everytime I see a starfall.
Doesn’t hurt... What do you wish for? @irisalexandrov and I believe that by standing up against the loss of biodiversity, climate change, terror, violence and injustice and by celebrating passion, compassion and the remaining beauty of life on Earth, love will prevail!
When it comes to satellites you don’t have to wait for long before you see one of the more than 35,000 satellites now in orbit around Earth.
” A society is defined not only by what it creates but also by what it refuses to destroy” .
John C. Sawhill
Happy New Year!! #arctic #aurora #svalbard #artistduoalexandrovklum #stars #exploration #glaciers #climatechange #biodiversity #mattiasklum #expedition @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov


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”Resting in Ferns” 2017 by @alexandrovklumofficial
Dear friends! The future of our planet depends upon all of us taking responsibility and shifting our behaviour patterns to live in harmony with nature and society. With our art projects, films and books we try to instill, not only awareness and hope, but the emotional connection needed on an individual level to cause a necessary shift to happen. This can never be done without support and collaborative efforts and projects. Our combined success can be measured when those we have reached are empowered to champion the issues and take visible steps towards creating a sustainable environment. This is why we all need to become ambassadors for the remaining beauty on Earth. By halting climate change and by protecting ecosystems all over the world as well as their inhabitants and by using natures wealth sustainably we secure a healthier planet and future for humanity! We are so grateful for your support and we wish you all a peaceful and Happy New Year! #happynewyear #protectbiodiversity #artistduoalexandrovklum @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @natgeotravel @natgeo


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A spotted hyena in Selous, Tanzania. What a unique and beautiful animal this is! Unfortunately this top predator has sadly a largely negative reputation in the world. In fact, in African and western culture, hyenas are mostly regarded as greedy, cowardly, gluttonous, stupid, ugly and foolish. On the slightly more positive side.... powerful and potentially very dangerous... The truth is that it is important in its ecosystem and in my opinion, beautiful in a very special way. Shot on assignment with @ansgarklumphotos & @einarklumphotos #spottedhyena #hyena #beautiful #protectbiodiversity #misunderstood #culture #wwfambassador #conservation #mattiasalexandrovklum @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeotravel @alexandrovklumofficial @irisalexandrov


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