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Wild Wonders - Photos of the Rarest Cat in the World!
Newsletter - 15th April 2009

Missions completed so far:
55   Pictures online: Over 550
Photographers in the field:
5   Entries for April photo comp: Open
Missions remaining in 2009:
58   Voting for March: Open
Posts to the Wild Blog 341      

Fresh from the Field: Photos of the Rarest Cat in the World!

Iberian LynxIberian Lynx

He did it! Wild Wonders of Europe photographer Pete Oxford managed to take pictures of at least three different wild Iberian Lynx in Andalucia/Spain. Read his full story here.

Online Competition Winners

The quality of entries is rising still and so do their numbers. February saw 800+ images, March even more. And we have exciting new winners from Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and the UK!

Winning image from Janne HeimonenWinning image from Fergus Gill

Red Fox by Szoke Szabolcs (EWW / Adults) and Buzzards by Piotr Szpakowski (IBN / Adults). Below: Great Egret by Rako Alex (EWW / Young Crew) and Golden Eagle by Barney Couch (IBN / Young Crew)

Winning image from Emil EnchevWinning Image from Jon McGovern


Sneak in to our winners’ galleries and take part yourself! You could win a Nikon D60 kit, photo viewers from EPSON, Software from Apple and other cool prizes! Want to be as happy as previous winner Fergus Gill?

"I just wanted to send you an email to say, thank you so much to Wild Wonders for the competition prizes, it was amazing opening the parcel and seeing what I'd got! I'm positive the camera will be put to good use, as I've always wanted another camera specifically for landscapes; and now I can use the Nikon D60."

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 March is open until the end of this month.

Welcome to our New Partner: Gitzo

Represented by the VITEC Group the highly prestiguous brand is now partner with Wild Wonders of Europe. Check the GITZO website for cool new products and a new catalogue. There will be more exciting news about this partnership very soon!

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Pro Tips for Beginners by David Maitland

  1. Find your inner eye – the lens that seems to match the perspective through which you see the world – for me it is about 90mm.
  2. Take pictures for yourself first and be super self-critical.
  3. Practice in the garden.
Pro Tips

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Join the Wild Wonders of Europe group on Facebook here or browse some 200 images on Flickr and get frequent updates about incoming pictures, hot stories and conservation news from Europe.
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Tales from the Bush

Fresh from the cameras and straight out of the heads of our photographers in the field: the WildBlog!
New stories and breathtaking imagery. Be where it happens with a click!
Don’t miss the latest stories from Stefano Unterthiner, Inaki Relanzon, Staffan Widstrand and Florian Möllers!

Many new post on the Wild Blog

New photographers in the Team

Welcome to Portuguese photographers Nuno Sá, and Luis Quinta, to Nils Aukan, Norway, to David Maitland, UK, and to Serkan Günes from Turkey! Find out more about these superb photographers through their websites:



New photographers

More New Galleries online

550 photos online – okay, that’s only a little more than 1% of the 50.000+ that are in our archives by now. But we promise that more will be coming soon. The RSS feed will update you on new picture uploads automatically, so get your system ready. Now there are new galleries from Russia, Romania, Switzerland and Finland, enjoy!

New galleries online

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:

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…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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