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Mattias A. Klum Artist, NatGeo Fellow, photographer and filmmaker. Professional speaker. Environmentalist. WWF & IUCN Ambassador. http://www.alexandrovklum.com/
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Mattias A. Klum
2 days ago
mattiasklumofficial One of the great perks of my job is to be able to carefully approach incredible species like this mountain gorilla in the spectacular virunga mountains. another privilege is to work with inspirational people. very soon dr. jane goodall and i are coming out with a book together. with this book we want celebrate biodiversity and the remaining beauty on earth and to inspire everyday choices for better more sustainable world. these mountain gorillas, for example, are still critically endangered and only approximately 875 are left in the wild in the virungas. they are powerful, intelligent and pacifistic all at the same time but they need help to survive! maintaining a sound population of mountain gorillas and keeping their forests in balance is actually the best way to secure long term stability for people, nature, climate and the region's economy. more to follow on our new book. please stay tuned! #janegoodall #silverback #mountaingorilla #nikonambassador #wwf #igcp #iucn #virunga #mattiasklum #fritankeförlag #protectbiodiversity @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @rootsandshoots @janegoodallinst
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5 days ago
mattiasklumofficial A peaceful morning to remember in torres del paine national park. this epic place has become one of my favorites in south america. love the glacial lakes, waterways and this national park’s rugged terrain! will soon have a reason for returning with @irisalexandrov for @alexandrovklumofficial #torresdelpaine #chile #wwf #livingthedream #protectbiodiversity #mattiasklum #nikonambassador #conservation #patagonia @mattiasklumofficial @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov
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1 weeks ago
mattiasklumofficial Photo by @alexandrovklumofficial my wife and artist partner @irisalexandrov and i are now gearing up for our upcoming multi dimensional performance show @konserthuset.stockholm together with the @kungligafilharmonikerna (royal stockholm philharmonic orchestra) february 8 and 9, 2018. this multi dimensional performance show ” tales from reality” includes film projections, photography, illuminations, spoken word (iris and i on stage) and lots of amazing timeless music! for more images and info please follow @alexandrovklumofficial for tickets and more information, visit www.konserthuset.se just a few tickets still available. #alexandrovklum #artistsinresidence #performanceart #artistduo #artistduoalexandrovklum #savetheplanet #protectbiodiversity #konserthusetstockholm @mattiasklumofficial @irisalexandrov @tierragrandefilms
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2 weeks ago
mattiasklumofficial A young orphaned orangutan chills on the lawn at bos nyaru menteng orangutan rescue center. this orang is one of many victimized individuals in borneo and sumatra. the centre is home to around 600 orphaned and displaced orangs. due to huge logging operations and the palm oil industry orangutans and their forests are still in constant jeopardy. the rescued orangutans at bos eventually end up in the "forest school" where they begin to develop the skills they need to survive once reintroduced into the wild. climbing the trees and lianas and nest building are skills that they need to practice every day with help from the bos staff. photographed on assignment for @natgeo in central kalimantan, indonesian borneo. #orangutan #conservation #bos #nikonambassador #protectbiodiversity #savetherainforest #smart #wwf #instagood #pictureoftheday @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial
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Mattias A. Klum
2 weeks ago
mattiasklumofficial Short days and almost monochromatic scenes outside our house. peaceful and beautiful. a taxi driver told me the other day that ”i’m sure it’s beautiful here in the summer”. i replied that it is, thinking to myself that i actually find it beautiful everyday of the year.... #mattiasklum #enjoyinglife #artistduoalexandrovklum #livingthedream #nikonambassador #uppsala #sweden #protectbiodiversity @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumofficial @thephotosociety @natgeo
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Mattias A. Klum
3 weeks ago
mattiasklumofficial Natural fireworks! with this image i wish you all a happy new year 2018! i took this photograph of the nyiragongo stratovolcano glowing in the dark with millions of stars as a backdrop in the virunga mountains during a magical night in congo dr. this mountain range is home to the critically endangered mountain gorilla, listed on the iucn red list of endangered species due to poaching, habitat loss, disease and war. let’s bravely and compassionately continue together to care for and protect our amazing planet and all its living creatures! looking forward to another amazing year with @irisalexandrov #congo #congodr #virunga #rainforest #gorilla #mountain #volcano #endangered #iucn #nikonambassador #protectbiodiversity @natgeo @thephotosociety @mattiasklumcollection @natgeotravel @alexandrovklumofficial @irisalexandrov
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Mattias A. Klum
3 weeks ago
mattiasklumofficial Tiny details or a grand landscape? i took this photograph from a helicopter on my way to landmannalaugar in iceland. working with landscape photography is really good for my mind and soul. very meditative! can’t wait to go back with @irisalexandrov and @tierragrandefilms for @alexandrovklumofficial #iceland #landscape #photography #fineart #climate #landmannalaugar #mattiasklum #meditation #protectbiodiversity @mattiasklumofficial @natgeo @natgeotravel @thephotosociety
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Mattias A. Klum
4 weeks ago
mattiasklumofficial A manta ray glides over me and my camera in indonesia's raja ampat. mantas are filter feeders and eat large quantities of zooplankton, which they swallow with their open mouths as they swim. mantas do visit cleaning stations for the removal of parasites like in this short film. the largest mantas can reach 1,350 kg (2,980 lb) and at least 7 m (23 ft) in "wingspan". in 2014, indonesia brought in a fishing and export ban as it realized that manta ray tourism is more economically beneficial than allowing the fish to be killed. a dead manta is worth $50 to $600 while manta ray tourism can bring in $1 million during the life of a single manta ray. indonesia has 2.2 million square miles of ocean and this is now the world's largest sanctuary for manta rays. mantas have one of the highest brain-to-body mass ratios of all fish and if approached with care and respect they can be curious and spend a long time with you. the coral reefs of raja ampat are some of the richest marine habitats on earth. let's protect raja ampat and other fragile marine- and terrestrial ecosystems on this vulnerable and magical planet! shot on assignment with @ansgarklumphotos & @naturebyeinar #thecoraleden #mantaray #rajaampat #indonesia #marine #ecosystem #protectbiodiversiry #paradise #divers #instagood #photooftheday #mattiasklum #wwf #iucn #conservation @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov
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Mattias A. Klum
4 weeks ago
mattiasklumofficial With this image of my bride iris alexandrov klum during our wedding in spain, i’d like to wish all of you a safe and merry christmas! my life changed for ever on that beautiful day. the ceremony with our children, friends and family celebrating love and passion, the landscape in the lecrin valley in andalusia and my beloved iris on her horse... memories that lingers in my heart! #shotwithmyphone #grateful #irisalexandrov #mattiasklum #marriage #andalusia #spain #lecrin #livingthedream #artistduoalexandrovklum #passion #love @irisalexandrov @mattiasklumcollection @natgeo @natgeotravel @thephotosociety @alexandrovklumofficial
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Mattias A. Klum
5 weeks ago
mattiasklumofficial Can you spot this camouflaged beauty inches away from my camera? like other elapid snakes, the venom of the jameson's mamba is extremely lethal. but unlike other venomous snakes that have specialized in just one kind of venom, the jameson's mamba uses a cocktail of powerful surprises. this blend is a toxic combination of hemotoxins, cardiotoxins, fasciculins as well as myotoxic substances. a bite from jameson's mamba can be deadly in as little as 30 to 120 minutes if proper medical treatment is not attained. ironically, as mentioned in previous posts, it is the lethal characteristics of snake venom that makes it so valuable and sought after for use in medicinal treatments. the toxic components of snake venom have for example both led to the development of medicine against heart disease, diabetes and alzheimer's. with some luck the jameson’s mamba may soon combat heart disease and this will luckily not affect the wild populations of this species at all. photographed in cameroun for @natgeo #mattiasklum #livingthedream #protectbiodiversity #mamba #nikonambassador #cameroon #death #snake #venom #conservation @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumofficial
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mattiasklumofficial Torres del paine national park is really amazingly beautiful and has become one of my favorite places in south america. love the grey glacial lake and this national park’s epic terrain, not least at night! #torresdelpaine #chile #wwf #livingthedream #protectbiodiversity #mattiasklum #nikonambassador #conservation #patagonia @mattiasklumofficial @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov
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Mattias A. Klum
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mattiasklumofficial I would like to celebrate the world wildlife coservation day by mentioning a piece of positive information about the world’s threatened wildlife, the giant panda has been downgraded from ‘endangered’ to ‘vulnerable’ on the global list of species at risk of extinction, demonstrating how an integrated approach can help save our planet’s vanishing biodiversity. the international union for conservation of nature (iucn) announced the positive change to the giant panda’s official status in the red list of threatened species, pointing to the 17% rise in the population in the decade up to 2014, when a nationwide census found 1,864 giant pandas in the wild in china. i photographed this charming female giant panda in foping nature reserve, shaanxi province, china. please help raise awareness and contribute to the conservation and protection of endangered species such as sharks, elephants, rhinos and tigers by supporting conservation oraganizations like wwf and iucn. #mattiasklum #makeachange #nikonambassador #wildlifeconcervationday #livingthedream #protectbiodiversity #giantpanda #china #foping @irisalexandrov @natgeo @thephotosociety @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumcollection
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mattiasklumofficial Like a silvery zebra-striped work of art, a yellow-lipped sea krait swim in fijian waters. this sea-and-land-going snake, which need air to breathe, ascend the island’s rugged coral and limestone banks to rest. this beautiful snake’s toxic bite causes paralysis, which keeps its quick and strong eel prey from escaping. in fact these kraits feed almost exclusively on eels, and their neurotoxic venom has evolved accordingly. ironically it is the lethal characteristics of snake venom that makes it so valuable and sought after for use in medicinal treatments. the toxic components of snake venom have for example both led to the development of medicine against heart disease, diabetes and alzheimer's. with some luck luck, the yellow-lipped sea krait may soon combat disease and this will luckily not affect the wild populations of this species at all. #yellow-lipped sea krait #fiji #mattiasklum #life #protectbiodiversity #science @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumcollection
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mattiasklumofficial Early spring in foping nature reserve, shaanxi province, china. the foping reserve and national park is situated in the beautiful qinling mountains and covers 29,240 hectares (72,300 acres) of rugged mountain terrain and is home to a stable panda population. earlier in my flow i have posted an image of one of the coolest looking primates in the world, the golden snub-nosed monkey photographed in this remarkable place! #alexandrovklum #mattiasklum #foping #shaanxiprovince #china #protectbiodiversity #snubnosedmonkey @mattiasklumcollection @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @natgeo
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mattiasklumofficial Two elephants during a meet and greet session near a water hole in tembe elephant park, kwazulu-natal, south africa. elephants with big tusks are increasingly hard to find due to the ongoing poaching for ivory. help save the elephants by supporting wwf and other conservation organizations! my partner @irisalexandrov and i will soon leave south africa but we are already looking forward to returning! #mattiasklum #elephants #africa #tembe #wwf #peaceparks #iucn #conservation @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial @irisalexandrov @thephotosociety @mattiasklumcollection
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November 2017
mattiasklumofficial Bats circling the deer cave entrance in the gunung mulu national park, sarawak, malaysia. this national park is a unesco world heritage site that encompasses incredible caves and karst formations in borneo’s mountainous equatorial rainforest setting. at least 12 species of bat have been recorded here. deer cave that is located in the southern limestone hills of the park is home to an enormous colony of wrinkle-lipped bats estimated to number between 2.5 and 3.5 million individuals. the bats exit the cave almost every evening in search of food. a huge mound of guano in the cave is evidence of the size of the bat colony that roosts in the cave's high ceilings. #mattiasklum #sarawak #gunungmulu #alexandrovklum #protectbiodiversity #bats #deercave #malaysia #borneo #savetherainforest @thephotosociety @natgeotravel @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumcollection @natgeo
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Mattias A. Klum
November 2017
mattiasklumofficial African dawn near kgalagadi transfrontier park, south africa. soon heading back to s a with my wife @irisalexandrov to do some work together. there is something magical about the light there. its peoples, the landscapes and its biodiversity makes you wanna come back again and again! #alexandrovklum #artistduoalexandrovklum #africa #southafrica #kgalagaditransfrontierpark #livingthedream #protectbiodiversity #mattiasklum @mattiasklumcollection @irisalexandrov @natgeo @thephotosociety
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Mattias A. Klum
November 2017
mattiasklumofficial Just got married to amazingly lovely iris alexandrov @irisalexandrov, the love of my life! an incredible day with friends and family in lecrin vallley, spain! a day celebrating love for each other and our fabulous and beautiful planet! #artistduoalexandrovklum #protectbiodiversity #livingthedream #spain #andalusia #wedding #loveofmylife #spain @mattiasklumofficial @alexandrovklumofficial @irisalexandrov @mattiasklumcollection @natgeo @thephotosociety
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Mattias A. Klum
October 2017
mattiasklumofficial Altruistic meerkat on the lookout! in order to spot potential predators, adult meerkats often climb to a higher vantage point or stand on their hind legs and they are more likely to do so when young pups are present in the group. meerkats are truly great at working together in numbers. a few will typically serve as lookouts, watching the skies for birds of prey, such as hawks and eagles that can s****h them from the ground. a sharp, shrill call is the signal for all to take cover in burrows or bolt holes. while a few individuals guard the group, the rest forage for the foods that make up their varied diet. meerkats will eat insects, lizards, eggs, birds, and fruit. when hunting small game, they work together and communicate with purring sounds. meerkats are very efficient and entrepreneurial hunters and delightful to study in the field. this extremely nosy individual only inches away. shot on assignment for @natgeo in the kalahari, south africa #meerkat #kalahari #conservation #scientist #southafrica #nikonambassador #instagood #nosy @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumcollection
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October 2017
mattiasklumofficial Cnidocytes (stinging cells) of the anemones are explosive defense cells, which send out toxin-filled harpoons when triggered by touch of an intruder. the clown fish however is a rare exception. these stinging cells of the anemone do not harm the clownfish, but instead gives it shelter. in return the clownfish defends the anemone from predators and keeps it clean from small harmful parasites. this clownfish (amphiprion ocellaris) was photographed in the beautiful coral reefs of raja ampat. everyday is a good day to celebrate the importance and beauty of our marine worlds! oceans cover 71 percent of the globe, and they are as important to us as they are vast. our oceans are home to most of the life on our planet and play a central role in the world's natural systems, like regulating our climate, absorbing carbon dioxide and they produce over half the oxygen that we, and all other land animals, breathe. their wealth is truly beyond comprehension. #doyourpart by making smarter everyday choices. avoid plastics, choose certified fish, don’t litter on beaches and most importantly, tell others to follow suit! please take a look at @aninconvenienttruth and check out my friends @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier @sealegacy and @zarialynn in this story together with paramount pictures. #ocean #protect #conservation #protectbiodiversity #mattiasklum #conservation @alexandrovklumofficial
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