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Staffan Widstrand (Sweden) / Managing Director
A professional photographer, working in long term projects. Winner of numerous international photography and book prizes and awards (Wildlife Photographer of the Year, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Image of the Year in Sweden, Emirates Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Nature Photographer of the Year in Sweden and 4 times winner of the WWF Panda book award). He is the author of 16 books, a founding fellow of the "International League of Conservation Photographers, ILCP", a founder of "Wild Wonders of Europe" and co-founder also of the trail-breaking conservation initiative "Rewilding Europe". Widstrand was in 2012 awarded the "Golden Streamer" ("Gouden Wimpel") - the highest award from the Dutch Postcode Lotteries. He has been the Head judge for the nature section and a finals jury member in the World Press Photo competition (WPP), twice a jury member in The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, once a jury member in the Russian national nature photo competition "The Golden Turtle" and twice in the jury of the "Baltic Photo Competition". Outdoor Photography magazine has called him "One of the World's most influential nature photographers".


Magnus Lundgren

Magnus Lundgren (Sweden) / Business Director

Magnus is highly specialized in the aquatic environments and its flora and fauna. He is a frequent lecturer on aquatic conservation, underwater photography and marine adventures, a passionate expedition leader and a member of the Swedish Nature Photographers Association. His work is widely published by magazines, books and digital media across the world. He was deeply involved in creating the Wild Wonders of Europe Apple App called "Wild Friends", together with Fotopedia, downloaded over 1,3 million times. His latest book is "Wild Waters of Europe", published by National Geographic Verlag in Germany. Lundgren has also founded "Exposure Expeditions", organizing nature photography expeditions to remote marine wilderness areas all over the globe. Magnus has won multiple awards in several of the most prestigious photo competitions in the world, including the "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" and the "European Wildlife Photographer of the Year" and in 2014 Magnus received the honourable Arne Schmitz's Nature Conservation Award for his communcation work.

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Ann Dahlberg (Sweden) / Image Bank Manager

Photographer and Photography teacher at college level. With a BA degree in Photography from London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. Her work has been shown at several exhibitions, including a group show at The National Portrait Gallery London. Ann is passionate about nature, wildlife and art. She is inspired by different cultures and engaged in issues concerning people, animals and the planet.

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Susan Bruce (Colorado) / Senior Advisor

Specialist in project management, communications, content development.
Senior-level positions with blue-chip corporations, NGOs, entrepreneurial start-ups including Conservation International; IBM; Turner Broadcasting Latin America; Time Warner Cable; The WILD Foundation. Past president Women in Film Atlanta. Winner of Telly and American Women in Television and Radio awards.

Having traveled, worked and lived around the world, she developed a love for languages, cultures, nature and conservation.


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Mar Ramirez (Spain) / Spanish Exhibition Tour Director
Environmental biologist specialised in communicating about wilderness conservation with extensive experience in writing about nature and wildlife, ecotourism travel and hiking in protected areas. Mar has an exceptional media network which she has used to impressive effect in the marketing and PR for conservation projects: as Media Director of WILD10; media liaison for the Wild Wonders of Europe launch in Spain, Portugal and Andorra; and curator of the Wild Wonders of Europe Outdoor Exhibition in Madrid (2012).


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Marc Hesse (Germany) / Website programmer
Website developer, database developer, system administrator, fine art printer and photographer (nature, nude).
Marc loves to spend time outside in nature to relax and enjoy.

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Senior Advisors
Peter Cairns, Rosamund Kidman-Cox, Niall Benvie and Magnus Sylvén

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