Mattias A. Klum@mattiasklumofficial

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

www.tierragrande.se/alexandrovklum

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Mattias A. Klum

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. (both previously posted) By preserving, respecting and restoring the ecosystems on this planet we do not only protect endangered species, we actually secure tons of ecosystem services which enables long term sustainable success for mankind! #earthresilience #alexandrovklum #mattiasklum #foping #shaanxiprovince #china #protectbiodiversity #nikonambassadors #snubnosedmonkey @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @natgeo


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A meerkats babysitter taking gentle care of a baby. Meerkats (also called suricates) are 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.
Females usually give birth to two to four young each year in one of the group's burrows. Fathers and siblings take turn raising the meerkat babies, teaching them to play and forage and alerting them to the ever present danger from above. Young meerkats are so fearful of predatory birds that even airplanes will send them diving for cover. One of my most entertaining @natgeo assignments was to shoot the story on meerkats in the Kalahari, South Africa. Thank's to a team of dedicated scientists, a great camera assistant and a lot of hard work we managed to gradually habituate two groups of wild meerkats. #meerkat #kalahari #conservation #scientist #southafrica #protectbiodiversity #nikonambassadors #nosy @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial


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Celebrating #worldoceansday with some incomprehensible marine wealth! Raja Ampat, Western Papua, Indonesia boosts some of the richest marine ecosystems in the world. The reefs here are home to more than 1500 species of fish and around 700 species of reef-building coral, and counting...! Shot on assignment with @ansgarklumphotos & @einars.pics #rajaampat #indonesia #marine #ecosystem #paradise #protectbiodiversity #divers #conservation @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeotravel @irisalexandrov @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial


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As if lit from within, the mist-drenched rain forest of Borneo’s Danum Valley awakens with me before sunrise. Somewhere below stirs the king cobra - the inspiration for many of my journeys to the villages and forests of Southeast Asia. I have spent months of my life searching for the king, the longest venomous snake, that produces startling amounts of neurotoxin, enough to kill an elephant with a single bite. But this serpent that can stand up tall like a man is shy and retreating, aggressive only if provoked. We know little about its populations, but fragmented forests and illegal wildlife trade is putting it at risk. In my opinion, the King of snakes! Shot on assignment for @natgeo #science #medicine #kingcobra #asia #cobra #borneo #venom #fast #conservation #rainforest #mattiasklum @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial


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Afternoon light at the glacial lake Jökulsárlón on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Not long ago,this lake became the largest on Iceland since glacial retreat extended its boundaries. I have many favourite places for landscape photography. Iceland is definitely one of them. #stopclimatechange #jökulsárlón #vatnajökull #landscape #photography #climate #alexandrovklum #photographer @mattiasklumofficial @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial


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Like so many other mothers, lionesses are constantly tested by their young ones. The cubs bite, chase tails, ambush attacks and of course have a constant need for grooming and care. Lions aren’t just amazingly beautiful and powerful, they play a pivotal role in the food chain, helping to regulate numbers of the more dominant herbivore species, such as zebra, wildebeest and buffalo. Without lions to control them, these species can out-compete other animals, causing their extinction and reducing biodiversity.
By protecting a lion’s landscape, we’re helping the whole area to thrive, which doesn’t just benefit wildlife but the people who rely on local natural resources too.
Lion population in Africa has declined by 43% in the past 20 years; unprecedented decline that scientists warn is unsustainable. Photographed and experienced with @irisalexandrov #everydayismothersday
#lions #africa #phinda #beauty #southafrica #gorgeous #savethebigcats #conservation #moremi #science @natgeo @natgeotravel @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov


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The flower Viper's Bugloss got its name because the stalks are speckled like a snake and there is a resemblance between the dead flower and the head of a snake. The seeds when ripe, are blackish and also shaped like the head of a viper.
In the old days it was believed to be an expellent of poisons and venom, and that it could cure the sting of scorpions and the bites of a viper.
The name bugloss is of Greek origin, referring to the leaves that are shaped and rough like an ox's tongue. Photographed on Gotland, Sweden near the glistening Baltic Sea with @irisalexandrov #vipersbugloss #blåeld #protectbiodiversity #gotland #artistduoalexandrovklum @natgeo @natgeotravel @thephotosociety


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Back home just for one night before leaving on project again for @alexandrovklumofficial . @irisalexandrov standing next to our fence in our back yard taking some photographs of our beloved cat Inzaghi. Summer nights are increasinglly bright but not always this colorful... #homesweethome #love #norwegianforestcat #inzaghi #sweden #shotwithmyphone @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @natgeo @natgeotravel @thephotosociety


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In Oslo, Norway with @irisalexandrov for @alexandrovklumofficial as proud EQ Ambassadors discussing sustainable innovations and the necessary and exciting paradigm-shift in E-mobility. #mb #mbfamily #switchtoeq #ad #alexandrovklumofficial #protectbiodiversity @alexandrovklumofficial @irisalexandrov
Some cool facts:
EQC 400 4MATIC: Combined electric energy consumption: 20.8-19.7 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0g/ km. [1]


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Ragged peaks reach to the horizon in the Oasi Zegna nature sanctuary in northern Italy. This lovely park covers around 100 km2 between Trivero and Valle Cervo in the Biella Alps, in Piemonte and has become a haven for many red listed species. Globally, the existence of large areas of temperate and boreal forest cover such as here has a significant effect on the radiative balance of the planet. @irisalexandrov and I will soon work in this magical place again for @alexandrovklumofficial . #alps #oasizegna #conservation #stopclimatechange #mattiasklum #italy #adventure #trekking #nikonambassador #europe #protectbiodiversity @thephotosociety @natgeo @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial


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Happy Mother's Day! A female polar bear and her cub nuzzles in the snow on Svalbard. My love and respect to my own mother Ingegärd, to my love @irisalexandrov and to all other mothers in our incredible world, including #MotherEarth! ❤ The polar bear is a great ambassador for a resilient future where we care about our environment and our common future! #mothersday #love #respect #polarbear #svalbard #conservation #protectbiodiversity #passion @natgeo @thephotosociety @alexandrovklumofficial @natgeotravel


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I photographed this gorgeous male leopard in Selous, Tanzania, a powerful ambassador for species under pressure everywhere! Obviously there are many issues for all of us to deal with and engage in our lives but the irreversible loss of biodiversity is hitting us hard while we discuss the others...
Sadly, populations of more than 4,000 species have fallen since 1970! Current rates of species extinction are now up to 1,000 times higher than before human involvement in animal ecosystems became a factor according to IUCN and WWF. Are we taking it all for granted, the natural beauty, diversity and the fact that it’s a necessity to protect biodiversity? This is something we all can spread and engage in and not least put pressure on our politicians. #leopard #savethebigcats #conservation #selous #nature #protectbiodiversity #love #predator #treasure @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial


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