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One Year with Wild Wonders
Anniversary Newsletter - 11th May 2009

Missions completed so far:
72   Pictures online: Over 1,800
Photographers in the field:
6   Online photo competition entries April: Over 800
Missions remaining in 2009:
43   No of images in our archives: 59,041
Posts to the Wild Blog: 359      

Running Wild!

The World’s Biggest Ever Nature Photography Project is now 1 Year of Age!

Picture of OrcaPicture of bison

On May 8, 2008 we dared to present our little baby to the world - a rather skinny little dude with wrinkles all over and a complete lack of hair. Just one year later we are looking at a fully fuelled teenage multimedia spaceship - and into the stressed faces of its 7 parents, trying to stir it through difficult times…

But, there is much good news on the horizon:

  • the first cities are signing up for the splendid outdoor exhibitions
  • contracts for the multiple languages flagship book are about to be signed
  • and new partners are coming on board.

Please, stay with us and keep telling your friends about Wild Wonders of Europe. And allow us to thank you all for your wonderful support.

There would be no project without you.
And many of the Wild Wonders of Europe would still be a secret to the World.

8 Cities Signed Up for the Great Outdoor Exhibition!

Partners of Wild Wonders of Europe in 8 major cities of the continent signed a letter of intent saying they will host the Great Outdoor Exhibition in their city.

First in the line are: London, Paris, Istanbul, Brussels, The Hague, Stockholm, Prague and Copenhagen.

Exhibitions will start touring from spring 2010. With around 1m. visitors during three months this is an event, your city shouldn’t miss.

Steve Bloom exhibition
(courtesy: co+life, copyright: Steve Bloom)

New partners on board!

Lanzarote, MediWiss Analytics, Objectif Nature, PhotoTravel, Reisen in die Natur.
Thank you for trusting in what we are doing. Your support is much appreciated!

Fresh pictures, new stories

Follow our photographers into the field, read their stories, enjoy their images – check the WildBlog! With a lot of patience, endurance, dedication and creativity, our photographers are doing an incredible job out there. Talk to them! Post comments on their blogs and give them that extra kick of motivation to keep them going a even greater lengths!

Tales from the bush

New photographers

New missions need new talents. We found three new photographers, who will bring their skills and special view of nature to the project. Welcome to Jesper Tønning, DK, Martin Falklind, Sweden and Ruben Smit, The Netherlands! Find out more about their work through their websites:


New photographers

More New Galleries online

Did you know that our RSS feed will update you on new picture uploads automatically? Sign up for it! This time we have new images for you from Spain & Germany. We hope you like them!

New Galleries online

New Online Competition Winners

Wow! There are so many talented photographers out there, we are impressed! And we also find more and more exciting digital creations and set-up pictures in our 'Inspired by Nature' category. A big 'thank you' to everyone who participated!

New winning images are online. Special congratulations to Michel d’Oultremont, whose images are on places 1-4 in the Young Crew Category!

Winning imagesWinning images

Adult Category, European Wild Wonders - Jay by Martino Karsai
Adult Category, Inspired by Nature - Hard Grip by Piotr Szpakowski

Winning imagesWinning images

Junior Category, European Wild Wonders - Kingfisher by Michel d’Oultremont
Junior Category, Inspired by Nature - Winter by Martijn Roos

Well done everybody!

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!
All category winners’ images will be entered into the grand final for a really cool Grand Prize. Check it out!
Voting for the shortlisted images of April is open until the end of this month. Click here to vote.

Tweets from Wild Wonders

Springtime! And Wild Wonders is tweeting from the rooftops on Twitter. Initiated by Media & Exhibition Director Bridget Wijnberg the group is growing fast. Start tweeting with us and check our other Wild Wonders of Europe groups on Facebook, Flickr, Slideshare, LinkedIn, Plaxo.


New web banners

Download one of our new banners from the Press Room and give your support for Wild Wonders of Europe a little visual makeover. They are there for you to use!

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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