Wild Wonders of Europe http://www.wild-wonders.com Sharing the amazing natural wonders of our continent with 700 million Europeans and the World! Our aim is so that we can all better reconnect to this wonderful heritage, enjoy it more and take care of it more wisely for the future. en-us Copyright 2014 Wild Wonders of Europe 4:22:39 PM Public Voting for November Entries Now Open! http://www.wild-wonders.com/latest_news.asp#179 <p>More than a hundred great images wait for your votes! Join the <a href="http://www.wild-wonders.com/photo_competition_vote.asp" target="_blank">public voting</a> and check the wonderful submissions to our monthly photo competition from November. This was the last month of the ongoing 2010/11 competition - so that'S extra exciting! Who will be in the game for the Grand Prize!? Have fun!</p> , 21 December 2011 00:00:01 GMT Facelift on Facebook! http://www.wild-wonders.com/latest_news.asp#178 <p>The <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wild-Wonders-of-Europe/210839280011" target="_blank">Wild Wonders of Europe Facebook page</a> has been polished up nicely! <br />New looks, new content - much more of an experience for our visitors and fans.<br />Check it out and "like" us - thanks!</p> Sat, 13 December 2011 00:00:01 GMT October Photo Competition Winners Online! http://www.wild-wonders.com/latest_news.asp#177 <p><strong>Check out the Winners' Galleries from October with lovely images!</strong><br /><img src="http://www.wild-wonders.com/includes/get_competition_thumb.aspx?maxD=650&amp;img=2284_20111022_IMG_1107.jpg" alt="Winning Image" width="450" height="300" /><br /><br />Photo: Ilari Tuupanen, Finland<br /><br />Ilari Tuupanen from Finland scored 1st and 2nd place in the "Young Crew" age group with two stunning atmospheric shots - congratulations!<br /> Also to Daniil from Russia, and to Arthur Wilmotte and Guy de Falandre from France and their images ranking 3-5 - very well done!<br /><br /><br /><img src="http://www.wild-wonders.com/includes/get_competition_thumb.aspx?maxD=650&amp;img=602_20111030_king_crowned.JPG" alt="Winning Image" width="451" height="301" /></p> <p>Photo: Christophe Salin, France</p> <p><br />Christophe Salin wins the Adult age group with a phot of a majestic stag, crowned with fern. Runner-up is Marcin Nawrocki from Poland with a lovely monochromatic shot of Great white egrets fishing in the mist. <br /><br /><strong>Congratulations to all photographers!</strong></p> Sat, 13 December 2011 00:00:01 GMT 2012 PRO Photo Tours with Better Moments! http://www.wild-wonders.com/latest_news.asp#176 <div id="bigimg" style="visibility: visible;"> <div style="position: relative; text-align: center;"><a title="&lt;div class=&quot;purchase&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;print_purchase.asp?imageID=864&quot;&gt;Purchase this print&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Eurasian Brown Bear, Ursus arctos. Suomussalmi, Finland" rel="lightbox[StaffanWidstrandBears]" href="http://www.wild-wonders.com/galleries/StaffanWidstrandBears/SWD-2008-07-11-183558-02_1.jpg"> <img title="Eurasian Brown Bear, Ursus arctos. Suomussalmi, Finland" src="http://www.wild-wonders.com/includes/inc-get-large.aspx?f=StaffanWidstrandBears&amp;img=SWD-2008-07-11-183558-02_1.jpg" border="0" alt="StaffanWidstrandBears" width="400" height="264" /></a></div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">Photo by Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of Europe</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Teaming up with Better Moments, Staffan Widstrand will be guiding <a href="http://better-moments.com/index.php/workshops/finland-workshop/finland2" target="_blank">three photo tours to Finland and Norway in the summer of 2012</a>. Bears, Wolves, Wolverines, Sea Eagles - the charismatic predators of the North are in the focus of attention - and right in front of your cameras!</p> <ul><li>You will be in the best locations!</li><li>You will see wildlife up-close!</li><li>You will benefit from Staffan's Pro Tips!</li></ul> <p><strong>Start planning now, spaces are limited!</strong><br /><br /><br /><br /></p> Tue, 2 December 2011 00:00:01 GMT 2012 PRO Photo Tours to Svalbard with PolarQuest! http://www.wild-wonders.com/latest_news.asp#175 <div id="bigimg" style="visibility: visible;"> <div style="position: relative; text-align: center;"><a title="&lt;div class=&quot;purchase&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;print_purchase.asp?imageID=1265&quot;&gt;Purchase this print&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus), portrait, Svalbard, Norway" rel="lightbox[delaLezMireille]" href="http://www.wild-wonders.com/galleries/delaLezMireille/WWE_MDL0537.jpg"> <img title="Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus), portrait, Svalbard, Norway" src="http://www.wild-wonders.com/includes/inc-get-large.aspx?f=delaLezMireille&amp;img=WWE_MDL0537.jpg" border="0" alt="delaLezMireille" width="401" height="265" /></a></div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">Photo: Mireille de la Lez / Wild Wonders of Europe</p> <p>World-renowned tour operator <a href="http://www.polar-quest.com/?SID=3&amp;PID=8&amp;path=..%2F..%2FMinaWebbDokument%2FPQ.com%2FPolarQuest%2FWWE.htm&amp;lang=2" target="_blank">PolarQuest has teamed up with Wild Wonders</a> to share with YOU an experience of a lifetime:</p> <ul><li>Get expert advise from PRO Wild Wonders photographers!</li><li>See plenty of wildlife and wonderful places!</li><li>Enjoy an exclusive trip on board of some of the best ships (and crews!) operating in the Arctic!</li></ul> <p>Click on the image below for detailed information.</p> <p><strong>See you in Svalbard!</strong><br /><br /></p> Tue, 2 December 2011 00:00:01 GMT Submit your best images for November until December 7! http://www.wild-wonders.com/latest_news.asp#174 <p>This is the very last chance to win a photo trip to a top destination in Europe!<br />You have until December 7 to submit to our online photo competition. Don't miss this chance! <br />Or enjoy the public voting for shortlisted images from the wonderful October submissions.<br />We keep fingers crossed for you!</p> Tue, 30 November 2011 00:00:01 GMT Winners from France, Belgium and Greece! http://www.wild-wonders.com/latest_news.asp#173 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.wild-wonders.com/includes/get_competition_thumb.aspx?maxD=650&amp;img=2402_2011928_Nuthatch1.jpg" alt="Highly Commended" width="400" height="266" />Photo: The Young Crew - Tadas Naujokaitis / Lithuania<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><br />Teddy Bracard</strong> from France scored three awarded images in the Young Category! His winning image is rather poetic, the RunnerUp a nice portrait and the Highly Commended 3rd place a spotlit shot of a Red deer stag - congratulations! <br />Also to <strong>Tadas Naujokaitis</strong> from Lithuania for his superb Nuthatch and to <strong>Thijs Broekkamp</strong> from the Netherlands with his action shot of a Common Tern - very well done!<br /><br />A creek in fall colours is the winning shot of <strong>Bart Heirweg</strong> in the Adult category. <strong>Nikolas Fokas</strong> from Greece was voted RunnerUp with his landing flycatcher - congratulations to both! Other favourites of the public voting were <strong>Jari Heikkinen</strong>'s Red throated diver, <strong>Bejamin Barthelemy</strong>'s mantis and the three high-altitude fox cubs of Brion (who is she/he?). Well done!</p> Wed, 17 November 2011 00:00:01 GMT Last chance to win, last chance to vote! http://www.wild-wonders.com/latest_news.asp#172 <p>The public voting for the October entries to our online photo competition is on!<br />Login and place your vote for your favourite images - and take part in the competition yourself! It's easy and fun! Plus, you have the chance to win our GrandPrize. Last month of entries is this month, November. So get your files sorted and submit! All the best of luck!</p> Thu, 4 November 2011 00:00:01 GMT The Outdoor Exhibition in Copenhagen until 27 September! http://www.wild-wonders.com/latest_news.asp#171 <p>Our Outdoor Exhibition can still be enjoyed at Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen. Closing date is September 27 - so, call your friends and family and invite them to a stroll amongst 100 Wild Wonders of Europe!</p> Sat, 6 September 2011 00:00:01 GMT Outdoor Exhibition in Copenhagen until September 27! http://www.wild-wonders.com/latest_news.asp#170 <p>The Outdoor Exhibition will remain at its current beautiful place at Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen for another three weeks and will close September 27. Don't miss it!</p> Tue, 2 September 2011 00:00:01 GMT More than 20 new images online! http://www.wild-wonders.com/latest_news.asp#169 <p>GEO magazine Germany published one of Staffan Widstrand's Sea eagle images on the cover of their September issue. Enough reason for us to show you 23 additional images from Staffan's shoots in Flatanger, Norway. Enjoy!</p> Tue, 2 September 2011 00:00:01 GMT "Europe gets wilder" - story in GEO Germany magazine! http://www.wild-wonders.com/latest_news.asp#168 <p>Wild Wonders of Europe images illustrate a 23 pages story in the September issue of GEO Germany. Writer Anke Sparmann accompanied the Rewilding Europe team in the field and visited other places in Europe where big species are returning to their old haunts. <br />Check the <a href="http://rewildingeurope.com/news/articles/rewilding-in-geo-magazine/" target="_blank">Rewilding Europe website</a> to learn more about why the number of wildlife in Europe increased by almost 50%!</p> , 21 August 2011 00:00:01 GMT Featured Photographer - Louis Marie Préau http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_photographers_featured.asp?show=69 <p><a href="http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_photographers_featured.asp?show=69"><img src="http://www.wild-wonders.com/graphics/featured_69_01.jpg" width="200" height="135" ></a> <p> "To live in contact with wildlife and witness its beauty : a childhood dream has become reality! Vivre au contact de la vie sauvage et témoigner de sa beauté : un rêve d’enfant devenu réalité!"</p> Mon, 29 September 2009 00:00:01 GMT http://www.wild-wonders.com/graphics/featured_69_01.jpg Featured Photographer Louis Marie Préau http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_photographers_featured.asp?show=69 Featured Photographer - Magnus Elander http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_photographers_featured.asp?show=68 <p><a href="http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_photographers_featured.asp?show=68"><img src="http://www.wild-wonders.com/graphics/featured_68_01.jpg" width="200" height="135" ></a> <p> "Although I have set my foot on every continent, my heart has always been north of the Arctic Circle."</p> Mon, 15 September 2009 00:00:01 GMT http://www.wild-wonders.com/graphics/featured_68_01.jpg Featured Photographer Magnus Elander http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_photographers_featured.asp?show=68 Featured Photographer - Danny Green http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_photographers_featured.asp?show=67 <p><a href="http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_photographers_featured.asp?show=67"><img src="http://www.wild-wonders.com/graphics/featured_67_01.jpg" width="200" height="135" ></a> <p> "..My late Grandfather was a big influence in my childhood always showing me signs of nature and pointing out different aspects of life from habitats and seasons, day and night..."</p> Thu, 4 September 2009 00:00:01 GMT http://www.wild-wonders.com/graphics/featured_67_01.jpg Featured Photographer Danny Green http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_photographers_featured.asp?show=67 Featured Photographer - Staffan Widstrand http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_photographers_featured.asp?show=66 <p><a href="http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_photographers_featured.asp?show=66"><img src="http://www.wild-wonders.com/graphics/featured_66_01.jpg" width="200" height="135" ></a> <p> "Proud father, food-, cooking and language-fan, humble karate student, birder, tank officer, tropical dance-music lover and dedicated conservationist, MD of Wild Wonders of Europe."</p> , 14 August 2009 00:00:01 GMT http://www.wild-wonders.com/graphics/featured_66_01.jpg Featured Photographer Staffan Widstrand http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_photographers_featured.asp?show=66 Featured Photographer - Franco Banfi http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_photographers_featured.asp?show=65 <p><a href="http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_photographers_featured.asp?show=65"><img src="http://www.wild-wonders.com/graphics/featured_65_01.jpg" width="200" height="135" ></a> <p> "About ten years ago I chose to work as a full-time freelance and vagabond photographer and I’m still happy about that decision."</p> Wed, 31 July 2009 00:00:01 GMT http://www.wild-wonders.com/graphics/featured_65_01.jpg Featured Photographer Franco Banfi http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_photographers_featured.asp?show=65 Featured Photographer - Georg Popp http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_photographers_featured.asp?show=64 <p><a href="http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_photographers_featured.asp?show=64"><img src="http://www.wild-wonders.com/graphics/featured_64_01.jpg" width="200" height="135" ></a> <p> "I had to finish my “first life” as professional athlete (basketball), save some money and travel and have lots of adventure before deciding photography would be the thing to do."</p> Wed, 24 July 2009 00:00:01 GMT http://www.wild-wonders.com/graphics/featured_64_01.jpg Featured Photographer Georg Popp http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_photographers_featured.asp?show=64 New Gallery: - Theo Allofs - Camargue, France http://www.wild-wonders.com/gallery_display.asp?gallery=AllofsTheo_Camargue <p><a href="http://www.wild-wonders.com/gallery_display.asp?gallery=AllofsTheo_Camargue"><img src="http://www.wild-wonders.com/includes/getthumb.aspx?maxD=200&f=AllofsTheo_Camargue&img=TAL-2009-04-22-095047.jpg" width="200" ></a> <p> <strong>Flamboyant Marsh Life in the Camargue</strong> by Theo Allofs, Germany</p> New Gallery: - Martin Falklind - New Sea Trout http://www.wild-wonders.com/gallery_display.asp?gallery=FalklindMartin_Seatrout new <p><a href="http://www.wild-wonders.com/gallery_display.asp?gallery=FalklindMartin_Seatrout new"><img src="http://www.wild-wonders.com/includes/getthumb.aspx?maxD=200&f=FalklindMartin_Seatrout new&img=MFA_091128_161924_8U1I2801.jpg" width="200" ></a> <p> <strong>More Big Trout in Bornholm's Small Creeks</strong><br>by Martin Falklind, Sweden</p> New Gallery: - Moldova - Laurent Geslin http://www.wild-wonders.com/gallery_display.asp?gallery=GeslinLaurent_Moldova <p><a href="http://www.wild-wonders.com/gallery_display.asp?gallery=GeslinLaurent_Moldova"><img src="http://www.wild-wonders.com/includes/getthumb.aspx?maxD=200&f=GeslinLaurent_Moldova&img=LGE 2009-06-29_054137.jpg" width="200" ></a> <p> <strong>Exploring a Nature Photographer's White Spot on the Map of Europe</strong><br>by Laurent Geslin, France</p> New Gallery: - Louis-Marie Preau - France http://www.wild-wonders.com/gallery_display.asp?gallery=PreauLouisMarie_GrandeSynthe <p><a href="http://www.wild-wonders.com/gallery_display.asp?gallery=PreauLouisMarie_GrandeSynthe"><img src="http://www.wild-wonders.com/includes/getthumb.aspx?maxD=200&f=PreauLouisMarie_GrandeSynthe&img=LMP_20100907_144747.jpg" width="200" ></a> <p> <strong>French Capital of Biodiversity I: Winner - Grande Synthe</strong><br>by Louis-Marie Preau, France</p> New Gallery: - Laurent Geslin - Vatican http://www.wild-wonders.com/gallery_display.asp?gallery=GeslinLaurent_Vatican <p><a href="http://www.wild-wonders.com/gallery_display.asp?gallery=GeslinLaurent_Vatican"><img src="http://www.wild-wonders.com/includes/getthumb.aspx?maxD=200&f=GeslinLaurent_Vatican&img=LGE 2010-03-30_083222_01.jpg" width="200" ></a> <p> <strong>A brief look at Wildlife and Nature of Europe's smallest country</strong><br>by Laurent Geslin, France</p> New Gallery: - Florian Moellers - France, Allier http://www.wild-wonders.com/gallery_display.asp?gallery=MoellersFlorian_Allier <p><a href="http://www.wild-wonders.com/gallery_display.asp?gallery=MoellersFlorian_Allier"><img src="http://www.wild-wonders.com/includes/getthumb.aspx?maxD=200&f=MoellersFlorian_Allier&img=FMO_20100817-18-54-24.jpg" width="200" ></a> <p> <strong>French Capital of Biodiversity II - Coup de Coeur: Pont-du-Chateau</strong><br>by Florian Moellers, Germany</p>