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“You have to be in it to Win it!”

…Great camera kits, powerful photo software and more!

Nikolay Staykov
Kaloyan Hristov
Martón Schaul
Thomas Villet

And the Winners Are:

Nikolay Staykov and Kaloyan Hristov from Bulgaria are winner and runner up in the “Adults” Category!  Both had already won prizes in last year’s competition when Kaloyan almost grabbed the Grand Prize in the Young Crew category.

This August’s “Young Crew” Winner comes from Hungary: Martón Schaul, closely followed by 13 year old!!! Thomas Villet from France. Thomas also won places 3+4 in August – two great talents to keep an eye on!

Congratulations and keep up the good work!

YOU also want to win cool Nikon  DSLR camera kits and great software from Nik Software ?

Send us YOUR best Wild Wonders of Europe! The second round of our online photo competition is in full swing and waiting for entries! More than 1.000 images were entered in August, more than 900 in September. From tomorrow you can join  in the public voting for September entries which closes October 31! Invite your friends and colleagues! It’s good fun with great pictures to look at. 


FabFact:
According to a study conducted by the University of Weihenstephan/Germany only one out of ten children in Bavaria can identify a chaffinch, one of the most common songbirds in the county. Only 1% of 3,200 kids between 7 and 14 could identify all 12 common garden birds that they were shown in pictures. Alas, that’s true for most children in
Europe

Merveilleuse Nature
Det Vilda Europe

New Books!

No. 1: “Merveilleuse Nature” is the title of a new book for children from 8 years and older by Editions De La Martinière Jeunesse. Exclusively illustrated with images by Wild Wonders of Europe it has loads of cool fold-outs and great information on nature and animal species in Europe. In French - with more languages coming.

No. 2: The Swedish edition of our flagship book was just released by Max Ström, Stockholm. Look out for “Det Vilda Europa” in your local bookstores and read what others say about the book here!


FabFact:
The Dalmatian Pelicans featured on the cover of the Swedish Edition are listed as “vulnerable” by the IUCN. Their population suffered from a massive decline in the 19th and 20th century when large wetlands were drained and many birds were shot. It is now stable at some 4,000 – 5,000 breeding pairs.
Lake Prespa in Greece is home to the largest colony with almost 1,000 pairs.

Nik Software LogoFree Webinar NikSoftware & Wild Wonders of Europe!

For the quick and keen ones:

Sign up for free for the webinar with Wild Wonders of Europe photographer Ole-Jorgen Liodden (Wednesday, October 6, 8 p.m.) HERE!

Or: Check out Nik Software’s many training videos, e.g. about how to improve Graduated Neutral Density in your pictures or get rid of that nasty noise… , but don’t forget that for most competitions dramatically enhanced images are not eligible!

Three more great nature photo webinars to come with Wild Wonders of Europe photographers - stay tuned!

New Partner!

AFPAN logoThere are photo festivals you simply can’t miss!

The AFPAN nature photo festival at Montier-en-Dèr is a MUST for every nature photo enthusiast. Each November the city is alive with dozens of outdoor and indoor exhibitions, a big photo market, great live shows and much more – a visual feast! Join the crowd and get inspired by the work of many of Europe’s best photographers and new talents.

We are proud to announce the partnership with the festival at Montier-en-Dèr.

Wild Wonders On Stage

Wild Wonders of Europe will give keynote presentations in some of the biggest nature photo festivals coming up this fall.

Check the links and find one close to you. We would love to see you there!

October 15-17: Finnish Nature Photo Festival, Helsinki - Finland

October 22 – 24: WildPhotos, London – UK

October 29 - 31: GDT International Nature Photo Festival, Luenen – Germany

November 18 – 21: AFPAN, Montier-en-Dèr (+ exhibition!) – France

December 10 – 12:  Polish Nature Photo Festival, Torun – Poland

April 29 – May 1, 2011: Naturfoto Festival Wattenmeer, Husum – Germany

and more to come… 

“Feel Free to Celebrate”!

den haagHundreds of thousands of people, locals and tourists from all over the world, followed this year’s motto of the 2010 “The Hague Festivals”.

The festival’s  promotion campaign was a roaring success in this year’s “Pinnacle Awards

The Wild Wonders of Europe Outdoor Exhibition won 3 Golden Pinnacles for “Festival Poster, TV commercial  and newspaper advertisement. Plus a Silver Pinnacle for the festival newspaper and a Bronze Pinnacle in the “New Event” category!

Congratulations to our partners at the city of The Hague and everyone involved who contributed to this outstanding achievement!


Wild Wonders of Europe Book cover"From the polar bears of arctic Svalbard to the sea turtles of the Mediterranean; from the wild bison of Poland to the snow-covered glaciers of the Caucasus – for the first time ever, the wild beauty of Europe’s landscapes and the immense diversity of its wildlife is being shown to the world." - excerpt from English edition of the book.

For more information contact:
Florian Moellers (Communications Director) t: +491709375789 e: florian@wild-wonders.com, Bridget Wijnberg (Media & Exhibitions Director) t:+447972106839 e: bridget@wild-wonders.com

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 Wild Wonders of Europe thanks our Main Partners:

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…and our many other important partners for their generous contributions and support, all without whom this epic conservation photography project would never have been possible.
 

Wild Taiga - Finnature - Noble Caledonia - Flatanger Kommune - Innovation Norway
Kuusamo Lapland - Forollhogna - Äventyrsresor - IUCN - EEA - ILCP - Countdown 2010
WILD Foundation - Euronatur - Aefona - Fotonatura.org - Montier-en-Dèr - Vision Salvaje
Image & Nature - Grasduinen - IFWP - UNEP - NaturapicsVisit 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 -  Alpine Convention - Alladale Estate - Valle d’Aosta

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