The U.S. premiere for Vamizi - Cradle of Coral is around the corner! At the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival on the 22nd of October in New York. Get your tickets now and stay tuned for more festivals!
Photo: Iris Alexandrov
Today Mattias is in Sundsvall to begin the project called The Water Journey (Vattenresan) in collaboration with Svenskt Vatten! Mattias will travel around Sweden's 21 counties to photograph important lakes and streams during one year that will result in a book. Besides meeting the press at each stop, he will have small "workshops" where anyone is welcome to attend, ask questions and briefly watch him work. Follow @vattenresan on instagram to see some behind the scenes and where he is off to next!
Mattias held a lecture in Luleå yesterday about some of the environmental challenges we stand before. Mattias and Iris photographed and filmed for several projects - one being the documentary about the Baltic Sea, in collaboration with Baltic2020, which will air in Sweden this coming spring. They also stopped by the local radio channel for a quick interview. (Only in Swedish)
Mattias is one of 12 people to help decide this years award for "Swedish Hero". The award goes to someone who has done something extraordinary courageous the past year. The ceremony is broadcasted on TV4. The other jury members are: Peter Forsberg, Malena Ernman, Anja Pärson, Eva Hamilton, Mark Levengood, William Spetz, Ingvar Carlsson, Silvana Imam, Özz Nüjen, Anders Bagge and Magdalena Graaf.
SPIRIT OF THE WILD - Through the Eyes of Mattias Klum opens tomorrow on the 16th of September in Washington, D.C. Be sure to check it out if you are in town!
Saturdays & Sundays 12 pm – 5 pm
FREE admission and guide on site.
The exhibition will be on display in House of Sweden until December, 2016.
Mattias will speak at the inauguration of the exhibition "Winners and Losers in Sweden's Nature" at The Swedish Museum of Natural History tonight between 16.00 - 19.00. There will be a seminar and panel discussion about the health of Sweden's nature. Prince Carl Philip is also there, to cut the ceremonial ribbon.
The film Vamizi - Cradle of Coral was screened at the convention center of IUCN's World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. Dr. Sylvia Earle was one of many distinguished guests.
Today Mattias spoke at the Sea Pavilion at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. He linked the movie "Vamizi - Cradle of Coral" together with raising awareness for the worlds coral reefs that are struggling to keep the ocean in balance.
Perched as high as 210 feet (64 meters) up in the rainforest canopy, photographer and filmmaker Mattias Klum (@mattiasklumofficial) patiently waits to meet “the man of the forest” — the Malay meaning of orangutan. For the last three decades, he has documented one of the world’s oldest rainforests in Borneo. “One of the ambassadors, one of the great storytellers, in their own right, is really the orangutan, because they are so well adapted to these ecosystems,” Mattias says. “But when these emerald realms go up in smoke or they’re changed into huge monocrops, they cannot cope with it very easily, and they lose their abilities to survive.” Along with the fauna and flora he photographs, Mattias honors orangutans as “fascinating, beautiful, engaging reminders of the vulnerability and our interconnectivity with nature. We are in fact very much dependent on these ecosystems and their species to function for our own benefit — I think that’s the most beautiful thing.” #InternationalPrimateDay Photo by @mattiasklumofficial
#Regram #RG @mattiasklumofficial: An elephant passing a termite mound (and me) near a river in Abu Camp, Botswana. Here the elephants are relatively safe but more than 100 000 elephants have been killed in Africa the last 3 years! In fact every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for its tusks and most countries in Africa don't have adequate capacity to protect their herds. If conservation measures are not effective, elephants may become locally extinct in some parts of Africa within 50 years. Help save the elephants for example by supporting WWF! #elephants #africa #botswana #wwf #peaceparks #iucn #conservation #elephants #africa #stoppoaching #mattiasklum @natgeo @wwf @nature_org @conservationorg @thephotosociety @bigworldsmallplanet @mattiasklumcollection @natgeocreative @irisalexandrov @ansgarklumphotos @naturebyeinar
Mattias is in Honolulu to participate in IUCNs World Conservation Congress. His latest film Vamizi - Cradle of Coral is to be screened at the congress on the evening of the 4th of September. Prince Albert II of Monaco will be in attendance.
If you are in Sweden and want to see the film in Swedish, click here.
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Mattias with team is currently in Poland filming the last shots for the upcoming documentary about the Baltic Sea and all surrounding life that depends on its health. They have been filming for this documentary for several years and it is scheduled for release in the spring of 2017. It is the second film of a 10 year commitment together with Baltic2020 to spread awareness about the sea and its role in our lives.
Mattias was at SVTs morning show "Gomorron Sverige" and spoke about our newest documentary that will premiere on Swedish television tonight at 20.00 on SVT2. Don't miss it!
Watch the whole interview here. (2h 45 min in.)
It's showtime! Our latest documentary is rolling out! First up is SVT2 in Sweden, tomorrow night (Aug 3) at 20.00. It will be in Swedish. Stay tuned for more releases world wide!
It takes place on Vamizi, the largest island in the Quirimbas archipelago. Its relative isolation from mainland Mozambique has preserved its natural beauty and wildlife. It has magnificent coral reefs and is a unique breeding ground for whales, dolphins, turtles and sharks. We follow a team of scientists as we explore the significance of these reefs and how to protect them from the damage of looming threats.