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Wild Wonders Winners! Newsletter - 23rd January 2009

Missions completed so far:
39   Pictures online: Over 500
Photographers in the field:
3   Entries for January photo comp: Open
Missions remaining in 2009:
65   Voting for December: Open

Dipper and Red Kite Win 1st Competition!

Two stunning bird images by Janne Heimonen (FIN/Adults) and Fergus Gill (UK/YoungCrew)

Winning image from Janne HeimonenWinning image from Fergus Gill

Waterdrops reflecting flowers by Emil Enchev (BG/Adults) and a spider in its web by Jon McGovern (UK/YoungCrew)

Winning image from Emil EnchevWinning Image from Jon McGovern

These are the first winners of the Wild Wonders of Europe Online Photo competition. Congratulations!

Sneak in to our winners’ galleries and take part yourself! You could win a Nikon D60 kit and other cool prizes! All category winners’ images will be entered into the grand final for a really grand Grand Prize. Check it out!

And by the way: voting for the winning images of December is open until the end of this month.

Pro Tips for Beginners by Bruno D’Amicis

Be authentic! Try to stay away from easy-to-reach locations or captive animals. Learn all you can about your subject, spend time with it and, if endangered, use your images to advocate its conservation.
Read more about Bruno D'Amicis here »

Apple webcast

You're invited to join Apple and photographer Colin Prior on January 29 at 7.00pm (GMT) for an exclusive web seminar, followed by an interactive Q&A session, live from Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. You can follow Colin's workflow from on location in Iceland to image processing with Aperture. You can sign up for the event here. Have fun!

Apple - Meet the expert

Many ask us what they can do to help?

  1. Experience the joy of wildness yourself and bring some friends and family!
  2. Spread the word about Wild Wonders of Europe! Tell everyone about us, link to us, join our web community groups on Facebook, Linked-In, Plaxo, Bebo or MySpace and invite all your network to join.
  3. Support a conservation organization with cash or deeds.
  4. Take a wildlife holiday in Europe, why not to one of our excellent partners?
  5. Persuade your company or organisation to become one of our partners!

Blog Posts

Magnus Lundgren has wowed us again with underwater tales from Norway’s wild wild Saltstraumen, the strongest tidal current in the world and its mysterious legends of the deep.

Evocative images of Montenegro’s Durmitor NP by Milán Radisics reveal a sparkling jewel in Europe’s crown with breathtakingly beautiful glaciated valleys and fairytale forests.

Inaki Relanzon posted great images from Teide and the wild lands of Tenerife in the Canary Islands and Lászlo Nóvák shows some perfect fast action shots of fishing kingfishers. Don’t miss it!

 

Many new post on the Wild Blog

More New Galleries online

500 photos online – A snapshot of the 40,000 images from 35 missions that have been selected for our archives so far. Enjoy new galleries from Italy, Montenegro, Norway, Greece and Denmark!

New galleries online

Karin Wehlin Appointed New Marketing & Sales Director

“I believe that if we take care of nature, nature will take care of us.”
Karin is a former Managing Director and Financial Director (MBA) of Respiratorius AB, a pre-clinical research company that develops novel airway drugs for COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and severe asthma. She brings international fund raising experience to the team and a strong background in top management on an international level.

Wild Wonders of Europe is about the joy of wildness. About what is still out there and what we are risking to lose. Why it matters to us. And why we need to protect it. Read more»

Wild Wonders of Europe wish to thank our great partners:

Main Partners:

National Geographic logo Epson logo Nikon logo WWF logo

…and our many other very important partners for their generous contributions and support! All without which this epic conservation photography project would never have been possible.


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