25.000 Books Printed!

Hot off the press: Wild Wonders of Europe Flagship Book 

Supervised by Wild Wonders of Europe Director Florian Möllers, the first 25.000 copies in six languages of the project’s flagship book have been printed in Lucon, France this week.
About 60.000 more are planned for the following two print runs.
The team around Stephane Pollina and Jean-Michel Rupin at the impressive “Imprimerie Pollina”  did a great job in bringing the images in the book to vibrant life.
More information on the book can soon be found on the Wild Wonders of Europe website.

From Scotland with Love – from our Grand Prize Winners!

photo of harePtarmigan

Janne Heimonen and Marcus Valeur are currently in the field with Wild Wonders of Europe Director and Pro-Photographer Peter Cairns. And report from some first encounters with Highland wildlife!

“The main subject of the day two was the ptarmigan. In the morning, we packed our stuff to Pete's Range rover and headed to the mountains. Lots of walking to mountains, and lots of sweating. But we managed to find ptarmigans to photograph! Although they were little more timid than usual. Maybe because of the weather?”
...read more and see more pictures in the wildBLOG!

Welcome Arne Hodalic!

Slovenian pro photographer, cave-diver and magazine editor Arne Hodalic joined the Wild Wonders of Europe team of photographers with stunning images from the amazing caves and rivers of his home country.
Check our galleries for some beautiful photographs from Slovenia by Daniel Zupanc, which will soon be online on our gallery pages. 

Russian Wolves 

Sergey Gorshkov has left the Wild Wonders of Europe team after an increasing number of doubts were raised about the authenticity and new facts were revealed to us about the “making-of” of his wolf photos from Russia.
He was not willing to answer a number of detailed questions posed by the Wild Wonders of Europe Directors about the circumstances under which his pictures were taken. We therefore decided to withdraw all his images from the project. His appearances on the project’s website and in our exhibitions have been removed as well.
We apologize to all friends and followers of Wild Wonders of Europe that our previous research in this matter didn’t reveal the crucial facts despite the great deal of effort we had put into it.
We thank all those who contributed in pointing our attention to this issue.

Kudos to Our Photographers!

Magnus Lundgren’s sperm whale photo, published in National Geographic Magazine this January, has now also been featured by View / Germany, Observer / UK and Focus / Italy.

Storks Win an "Image of the Year Award" 2010
One of Staffan Widstrand's Wild Wonders of Europe images from 2009, a breeding pair of white storks from Extremadura in Spain, was awarded a prize in the press photo competition “Årets Bild/Image of the Year”, on March 5 in Örebro, Sweden.

Nature Picture Library

20.000 of our images are now with the Nature Picture Library. Happy browsing!

Wild Wonders Online Photo Competition 2010

We are currently working on setting up this year’s round of monthly competitions. Stay tuned – we will keep you informed.

More Wild Wonders News

IYB 2010 inauguration in Spain
Our AV show was also presented at the official EU-inauguration of the International Year of Biodiversity 2010 on January 25, organised by the Spanish government as part of their acting chairmanship of the EU.

Staffan Widstrand gave a keynote presentation about Wild Wonders of Europe at the NANPA (The North American Nature Photographers Association) Summit  in Reno, Nevada on February 19, which was greeted with standing ovations from the 500+ audience.

WWF Biodiversity Event, Brussels
Make Space for Nature.  On March 2nd two of our slide shows and a 12-image appetizer exhibition were presented to a 350 person audience, consisting of among others the new Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Janez Potocnik.

C.I. eZine Feature
The Wild Wonders of Europe photo essay came out great in the new ezine by Conservation International!

On behalf of Wild Wonders of Europe,

Florian Möllers


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:

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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.

WWF - National Geographic - Epson - Nikon - Nokia - Groupe Bayard
Nature Picture Library - Conservation International - Eazyfone - Sandisk - Gitzo
Life Exhibitions - PAS Events - Polar Quest - Aunan Lodge - Norway Nature - Artic Media
Wild Taiga - Finnature - Noble Caledonia - Flatanger Kommune - Innovation Norway
Kuusamo Lapland - Forollhogna - Äventyrsresor - IUCN - EEA - ILCP - Countdown 2010
WILD Foundation - Euronatur - Aefona - Fotonatura.org - Vision Salvaje - Image & Nature
Grasduinen - IFWP - UNEP - Naturapics - Visit Finland  - Visit Sweden
NVN - Naturfokus - Naturfotograferna - Reisen in die Natur - Destinasjon Saltstraumen
BirdingInSpain.com - Photo Travel - Hide Photography - Mediwiss Analytic - Objectif Nature
Lanzarote - Madeira Tourism - Patronado de Turismo de Lanzarote - Andorra Turisme
King of the Forest - Ulvsbomuren - Parque Natural da Madeira - Nordic Discovery - DIVE.is
Alladale Estate - Valle d’Aosta

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