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Wild Wonders Newsletter - 15th October 2008

Missions completed so far:
Photographers in the field:
Missions remaining in 2008:
Missions remaining in 2009: 65

Wild Wonders of Europe wish to thank our main partners:

National Geographic logo Epson logo Nikon logo WWF logo
…and our many other very important partners for their generous contributions and support. These other valuable partners are listed below.

Our first Quest Galleries now online!

Browse the first exciting galleries on the completely updated and expanded web site.
Brand new galleries online

Take part in our brand new European online nature photography competition!

Get out, take pictures and WIN in our monthly photo competitions – starting November 1st.
Click here for more information »

Fine Art prints available on the website!

Purchase a fine-art print from one of the Quest images, from our online galleries.
Available from November 1st.

Vincent Munier reports from Norway

“After a few days I thought we would never get close to the animals”, says the French photographer. Together with filmmaker Laurent Joffrion and journalist René Alblas, Vincent spent two weeks in Norway’s Forollhogna NP. His task? To bring back photos of wild reindeer. Mission completed?
View the blog here »
Picture of Reindeer

The Wild Blog is boiling with lots of new entries:

Linda Pitkin emerged again after swimming among big fish, around the Lavezzi Islands of Corsica, Stefano Unterthiner brought back lovely pictures of the endangered Eleonora falcon from Greece, …with a truckload full of equipment José B. Ruiz explored the “Czech Switzerland”, Frank Krahmer paid a visit to Lac Blanc and returned with stunning alpine panoramas, …in Plitvice Lakes NP, Slovenia, Maurizio Biancarelli found the famous waterfalls alight in beautiful autumn colours, …and Peter Cairns took his cameras on a strenuous 10-day hike through one of Europe’s most magnificent wild wonders: Sarek NP in Sweden.
View the blog here »
Picture of Sarek NP in Sweden

The Wild Blog - now also in Finnish!

The Wild Blog! is now also in Finnish! Thank you to Wild Taiga and Juhani Heiskanen for providing the Finnish translations.

Director’s report I: Photokina, Cologne

Staffan Widstrand did a quick change at the airport after his 2nd mission to photograph Finland’s carnivores. In slightly different attire he arrived in Cologne, to represent WILD WONDERS OF EUROPE at the Photokina trade fair on September 23-24. Wild Wonders of Europe was present at the Nikon stand, in their very stylish exhibition.

Director’s report II: World Conservation Congress, Barcelona

More than 8.000 participants and visitors followed the invitation of the IUCN and other organisers of the WORLD CONSERVATION CONGRESS in Barcelona 5-14/10. Staffan Widstrand presented WILD WONDERS OF EUROPE to a number of NGOs, business leaders, politicians and regional administrations from all over Europe. “With such fantastic interest in this project, we’re sure to see our growing list of partners grow still further,” says Staffan.

Upcoming events

  • Our next exhibit, in cooperation with NIKON France and AFPAN, will be a presentation at Europe’s biggest nature photography festival, in Montier en Dèr, France 20-23 November.
  • A sneak preview of some of the best images from the first months of Wild Wonders of Europe will also be presented at the WildPhotos 2008 seminar at the Royal Geographic Society in London on 1 November.
  • More WILD WONDERS OF EUROPE images will also be seen at the Foto-Festival Nationalpark Wattenmeer in Husum, Germany from 18–20 September 2009.

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