The World For Christmas


Take a few minutes and watch this clip with images by Mattias Klum and music by Anders Edenroth from the renowned a cappella group "The Real Group". 


We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy, sustainable, new year!


Click on the image or here to watch the clip!




Christmas fair at Mattias Klum Tierra Grande! 


A warm welcome to our christmas fair this Sunday 15 December! We are opening the doors to our office and will be selling posters, postcards and Mattias' books. A perfect opportunity to buy christmas gifts for your loved ones! You will also be able to meet Mattias, get your books and/or posters signed and hear him speak about his most recent projects. Don't miss our mulled wine and ginger snaps!


Where? Villavägen 7, Uppsala, Sweden.

When? This Sunday, 15 December at 11.00-14.00.


We hope to see you all there!

Mattias Klum



Don't miss Mattias exhibition

at Upplandsmuseet, Uppsala!


On December 6th Dr. Anders Wall will open Mattias’ exhibition Vår Tid På Jorden (The Human Quest) at Upplandsmuseet in Uppsala. This large exhibition is based on the book that goes by the same name written by professor Johan Rockström and Mattias Klum. Illustrating the fragility and the beauty of our planet. The exhibition lays out the challenges we now face as a human race.


Science now shows that humanity has entered the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch where we humans constitute the major driver of change on Earth. This is such a profound insight it requires from us all a deep mind shift in our relationship with planet Earth. The Human Quest provides the most convincing story so far.”


Professor Paul J. Crutzen, 1995 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Germany




Fyristorg 2, Uppsala


Read more here (in Swedish)


Mattias Klum

Photo: Mattias Klum



Exhibition "Världar av Liv"

at Fotomässan, Stockholm!


Don't miss Mattias' exhibition “Världar Av Liv” at Fotomässan, Stockholm this weekend (22-24 November). In “Världar av Liv” Mattias Klum takes us on a journey to some of the world's most thrilling environments. The exhibition is based on Mattias newly released book that goes by the same name. The spectacular images tell a story of the savannah’s rich wildlife and rainforests' world. We follow Mattias on a journey from the Arctic to the Tropics and meet peculiar creatures of the Galápagos islands. With 35 stunning images from all around the world the exhibition “Världar av Liv“ shows us Earth as the living miracle it truly is. 


Very welcome!

Read more about the exhibition here (Only in Swedish)

Mattias Klum

Photo: Mattias Klum



Mattias Klum has been named WWF Ambassador


Due to Mattias Klum’s strong engagement to the environment, animals and nature he recently was appointed WWF ambassador. He is now engaged in the campaign “Svenska Pärlor”, Swedish treasures, to increase the protection of valuable Swedish natural environments.


- I am passionate about our Swedish nature and I want to help to preserve it for future generations, says Mattias Klum in the latest issue of WWF magazine WWF Eco.


Mattias Klum wants to inspire others to take an active interest in the environmental issues. For no matter where you are in life, there is always something you can do, he says.


Read the full article at WWF’s Facebook page (Only in Swedish).



Mattias Klum

Photo: Samuel Svensäter



Exhibit: Autumn at Oasi Zegna, Italy


On Saturday, October 19th, Casa Zegna is opening a new exhibition entitled "Autumn at Oasi Zegna" photographed by Mattias Klum. The exhibit covers Klum's panoramic views as well as macro still lifes of the natural beauty of the autumn landscape in Oasi Zegna.

Oasi Zegna is an environmental project covering a montane area of around 100 km2 around Trivero, Italy.

Read more

Mattias Klum

Photo: Mattias Klum



Mattias Klum gives lecture for Synchronicity Earth


Mattias Klum will give a lecture during "What on Earth?" arranged by Synchronicity Earth next week in London. Mattias and Professor Johan Rockström will talk about "Living Within Planetary Boundaries".

Synchronicity Earth was established in November 2009 with an ambitious vision:

a sustainable planet that values the interconnectivity and interdependence

of all living things

Mattias Klum




Mattias Klum gives lecture at

House of Sweden, Washington D.C


Next week, on October 24, Mattias Klum will participate in a high-level discussion for leaders in business, policy, science and civil society to explore how to meet the challenges of navigating an increasingly more prosperous world, that is approaching 9 billion people, who all have the right to energy, food and fresh water, without jeopardizing the planetary foundations for economic and human development.

Mattias will give a lecture, on the topic The Human Quest - Prosperity within Planerary Boundaries, together with Professor Johan Rockström. 

Mattias Klum




Travel with Mattias Klum to Tanzania


Later this year Mattias Klum will work in Selous Game Reserve - the largest wildlife game preservation area in Tanzania. Groups of eco-tourists from Äventyrsresor will visit Mattias in the field and share some of the miracles of Selous.

Read more at Äventyrsresor (in Swedish)



















Mattias Klum

Photo: Mattias Klum



Mattias Klum filming in Mozambique


Mattias Klum and his team are on assignment in the Querimbas, Mozambique to capture the richness of the islands for an upcoming film. 

Mattias Klum

Photo: Mattias Klum



Stockholm University presents Honorary

Doctorate Degree to Mattias Klum


Mattias Klum will be awarded the Honorary Doctorate degree in Natural Science today by Stockholm University during a ceremony at the City Hall in Stockholm. The ceremony will be broadcasted live and will be available online.

LIVE: Conferment of Doctoral Degrees and inauguration of new Professors. September 27 at 17.00, CEST.

Click here to watch the ceremony.  

















Mattias Klum

Photo: Mattias Klum



New book "Världar av Liv" by Mattias Klum


In this book Mattias Klum takes us on a trip to some of his favorite environments. He takes us to the rich savanna wildlife and the vibrant world of the rain forests and some of the richest coral reefs on the planet. We visit remote locations in the Arctic and in Antarctica and we encounter some peculiar creatures on the Galápagos islands. With 300 pages, and over 150 stunning images he visualizes the earth as the living miracle it actually is.

Available in book stores later this fall!

First print run only in Swedish.

Read more at Max Ström (in Swedish).  
















Världar av Liv

Cover photo: Mattias Klum



Expedition Borneo with Mattias Klum


25 years ago Mattias Klum travelled to Borneo, the worlds third largest island, for the first time. Since then Mattias has published numerous articles, books and films relating to this remarkable island, its natural realm and awe-inspiring creatures.

Experience Borneo's rainforest the way Mattias Klum sees it, with all the small and big wonders day and night. Now for the first time, you can walk with Mattias inside this unique and spectacular environment looking for orangutans, forest elephants, bearded pigs, rhinoceros hornbills and reticulated pythons…


Read more at Äventyrsresor (in Swedish). 

Mattias Klum

Photo: Samuel Svensäter



Mattias Klum gives lecture at From Farm to Fork 2013


Later this year, in October, a Royal Gala Award Dinner will be held during From Farm to Fork 2013 in New York. Mattias Klum will give a lecture on the topic "Why we Need to Re-Connect with Nature".  

Each year in association with the Green Summit, the Chamber hosts a Royal Gala Award Dinner featuring the presentation of the SACC New York-Deloitte Green Award. The Award, presented to a company at the forefront of sustainable innovation, recognizes the groundbreaking and viable green work of small Swedish business ventures and is a collaboration between the Chamber and Deloitte, the Chamber’s longstanding partner for the Green Summit.

H.R.H. Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O’Neill will attend the Royal Gala Award Dinner. Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, Member of the European Parliament, will give a lecture on the topic "Give us Food Passion, Not Food Fraud!".


Read more.

Mattias Klum



King Carl XVI Gustaf 40 years

as Sweden's Head of State


The Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrates forty years as regent this year. The Royal Dramatic Theatre arranges together with some of Swedens leading research institutions and environmental organizations the performance "För miljön i tiden". Acress Lena Endre, photographer Mattias Klum, former environment minister Birgitta Dahl and professor Johan Rockström, among others will participate.

"För miljön i tiden" takes us through talks, drama, music and videos on an environmental journey through four decades into the future.

Date: November 23, 2013.

Read more (in Swedish)



Mattias Klum

Photo: Swedish Royal Court



Expedition to Africa!


Autumn is approaching. Mattias has been filming in Lappland this August and have now begun to plan for a new expedition to Africa.




















Mattias Klum

                                                          Photo: Mattias Klum


















New assignment!


Mattias on new assignment in Northern Italy.  

Mattias Klum

Photo: Mattias Klum



Mattias to speak on Almedalsveckan, Gotland


Mattias Klum, Johan Rockström, Gunhild Stordalen and others will participate in a seminar on the subject Prospering within Planetary Boundaries arranged by Stockholm Resilience Centre.

During the week Mattias will also inaugurate his exhibition The Human Quest at Clarion Hotel Wisby and participate in a panel discussion, on The Brig Tre Kronor af Stockholm, about the ravage palm oil industry and its effects. 

Mattias Klum




Mattias creates art for road tunnel together with Sweco


Mattias Klum's photographic art and film works will be on permanent display, together with other artists like Ernst Billgren and Pål Svensson, in the tunnels of the Norra Länken-project in Stockholm.


Read more (in swedish

Mattias Klum

Photo: Sweco



Monaco coming up!


In the end of June Mattias is going to Monaco to participate in Monaco Blue Initiative Event which was launched in 2010 upon the initiative of Prince Albert II. He will also attend the formal meeting of Patrons of Nature arranged by IUCN, where he will hold a seminar. 


Monaco Blue Initiative Event


Patrons of Nature, IUCN

Mattias Klum



The Human Quest - seminar and exhibition


In two weeks Mattias will arrive in Visby, Gotland, to participate in a couple of seminars and events during the Almedalen Week 2013 (Almedagsveckan 2013). On Monday 1st of July you are very welcome to attend the Human Quest Initiative’s seminar where Mattias together with Professor Johan Rockström will give a lecture on "The big picture- Prospering within planetary boundaries". The lecture will be held at 9.30-9.50 AM in Länsstyrelsens Trädgård, Visby.  Mattias is also going to inaugurate his exhibition "The Human Quest" at Clarion Hotel Wisby this day and participate in a panel discussion in the evening.


Find more info about the Human Quest Initiative's seminar here!


The Human Quest's website

Mattias Klum

Photo: Mattias Klum



Betraktaren/ The Contemplator on SVT Play!


If you missed the premiere of Betraktaren (The Contemplator) yesterday, the movie is now available to watch on SVT Play! (Only in Sweden)


Watch the movie here (Only avalible in Sweden)

Mattias Klum

Photo: Mattias Klum



Premiere of Betraktaren/ The Contemplator this evening!


Don't miss the premiere of Mattias' new movie Betraktaren (The Contemplator) this evening. The movie will air on Swedish television SVT 2 at 8 PM (CET). (Only in Swedish)






Threats to the Baltic Sea


Read Mattias' debate article in Svenska Dagbladet (Swedish Daily) on the environmental issues facing the Baltic Sea. 


Read the article on Svenska Dagbladet's website here! (Only in Swedish)

Mattias Klum



Mattias Klum on Radio P1 "Godmorgon Världen"


Hear Mattias Klum talk about the upcoming film "Betraktaren" on swedish public radio P1 (only in Swedish).


Click here to listen to the program.

Mattias Klum




The Contemplator- A new film by Mattias Klum


The Baltic Sea is probably one of our World's most beautiful but also one of the most vulnerable seas. Filmmaker and director Mattias Klum has along with his team followed life around the sea for four years for this unique film. A girl is born in a coastal town, a sea eagle is hatched and a grey seal pup learns how to swim and dive. The Contemplator celebrates the unparalleled beauty of this fragile sea and is a powerful reminder of what's at stake.


The film is produced in collaboration with The Baltic Sea Media Project and supported by BalticSea2020.

The Contemplator (Betraktaren) will air on Swedish Television SVT 2 on May 20, 2013 at 8.00PM.


Visit The Baltic Sea Media Project's website here!


Visit BalticSea2020's website here!















The Contemplator




We_Change - Together we can change the world


We all have an important part to play and can by simple means improve our environment on Earth and reduce global warming. Listen to Mattias Klum and Johan Rockström talking about the degradation of the environment and how you as an individual can take action to prevent global warming. The video is made for the Swedish sustainability tour, Hållbarhetsturnén 2013, in collaboration with the Swedish Postcode Lottery


Watch the video here! (Only in Swedish)


Hållbarhetsturnén 2013 - We_Change (Only in Swedish)





Stockholm University presents Honorary Doctorate Degree to Mattias Klum


The honorary doctorate degree will be conferred at Stockholm University's traditional ceremony at City Hall on September 27, 2013.


Read more in English and Swedish.

Mattias Klum




Please join us in Earth Hour tomorrow


Earth Hour is the single, largest, symbolic mass participation event in the world. Born out of a hope that we could mobilize people to take action on climate change, Earth Hour now inspires a global community of millions of people in 7,001 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories to switch lights off for an hour as a massive show of concern for the environment.


Click here to find Earth Hour in your country.


Get the chance to win a copy of Mattias Klum's and Johan Rockström's book "Vår tid på jorden", click here to read more (in swedish).


Mattias Klum




Featured This Week on NationalGeographic.com - Face Off with a Lion


Watch as National Geographic Magazine photographer Mattias Klum

comes face-to-face with a lioness that gets a little too close for comfort.


Click here.

Mattias Klum

Photo: Mattias Klum



New Cover Story


Mattias' picture of the Jameson's Green Mamba covers the Swedish National Geographic Magazine and 11 other language editions.
Out in stores now!

Read more (in Swedish)



























Mattias Klum

Photo: Mattias Klum



Mattias back in India


Right now Mattias is in Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India shooting for an upcoming book as well as receiving three groups of Swedish eco travelers in a collaboration with Swedish based eco tourism expert, Äventyrsresor.


Together they are exploring the beautiful National Park. So far they have enjoyed leopard, tiger, hard-ground barasingha, jungle cat, gaur, grey headed fish eagle and numerous other species. 























Right now looking for tigers in beautiful Kanha National Park, India.


Mattias Klum

Photos: Mattias Klum




Strongest Personal Brand in Uppsala


Mattias Klum topped the list of Uppsala's strongest personal brands 2012 by the magazine Relation in Uppsala. "This year's list is based entirely on the nominated people's activities during 2012 and Klum has once again showed that he's a person who truly can affect other people, and a person that Uppsala citizens are very proud of", says editor-in-chief Anders Melldén.


Read more (in Swedish) 

Mattias Klum




Exhibition at Östergötlands Museum


Last weekend Mattias inaugurated his exhibition Vår tid på jorden (The Human Quest) at Östergötlands museum in Linköping, Sweden. Don't miss this exhibition!

The exhibit will be on display until April 21, 2013.



Östergötlands museum

Raoul Wallenbergs plats, Linköping

Read more (in Swedish)


Mattias Klum

Photo: Pia Molin



New Gallery - The Bite That Heals


Don't miss Mattias new National Geographic story on some of the planet's most deadly creatures. Click here to see the gallery.

Click here to take a look at the National Geographic TV show, "The Venom Quest".

Mattias Klum

Photo: Mattias Klum



Sweden's 100 Most Environmentally Influential People


Mattias Klum was nominated as number 4 among the Sweden's 100 Most Environmentally Influential People. His co-author for the book The Human Quest Johan Rockström once again tops the list.


See the full list

Mattias Klum

Photo: Jezzica Sunmo



KLUM gives NG Live Lecture in Stockholm


Unique lecture in Stockholm Concert Hall on May 13th organized by

National Geographic Live!

Don´t miss the opportunity to meet leading National Geographic Magazine photographer and fellow Mattias Klum as he talks about his most recent assignments!


Read more (in Swedish)

Click here to book your tickets

Mattias Klum




Venom story in National Geographic Magazine


Venom is nature's most efficient killer. Now we're discovering how it can cure as well.

Click here to read the new article The Bite That Heals online with photographs by Mattias Klum and text by Jennifer S. Holland. 

Mattias Klum

Photo: Mattias Klum


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