Countries

Albania
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
24 files
Anders Geidemark from Sweden explored five of the little-known national parks of Albania for Wild Wonders, including Lake Prespa, Lake Skadar and Karavasta Lagoons. He also photographed the beautiful Blue Eye Spring and various aspects of traditional Albanian agriculture.
 
Andorra
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
12 files
Magnus Elander (Sweden) visited Andorra, which is the largest of the six "tiny states" of Europe, with an area of just 468 square kilometres. Perched high in the Pyrenees between France and Spain, Andorra boasts 65 peaks over 2000 metres and a rich mountain flora and fauna. Highlights include the endangered Pyrenean brook salamander, and a good population of griffon vultures.
 
Austria
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
48 files
Three Wild Wonders of Europe missions headed for Austria. Laszlo Novak photographed the dramatic roost of 4 million bramlings at Loedersdorf in Steiermark. Grzegorz Lesniewski worked in the Hohe Tauern National Park focussing on marmots, ibex and Alpine flowers. Niall Benvie took his studio to the field in the Fliesser Sonnenhaenge of the Austrian Tyrol, capturing delicate studies of wildflowers and insects.
 
Azores & Madeira (Portugal)
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
64 files
Three Wild Wonders missions headed for the far-flung Portuguese archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores. Nuno Sa photographed the critically endangered Mediterranean monk seal, Magnus Lundgren showcased the amazing marine life of the Azores, including whales and dolphins, and Milan Radisics worked in the laurisilva forests of Madeira and documented the endemic plantlife of the region.
 
Baltic States
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
48 files
The three Baltic States all received one Wild Wonders mission. Mark Hamblin from the UK documented Lithuania's national bird the white stork, and the Kuronian Spit sand dunes. Spain's Diego Lopez photographed the bogs and forests of Kemeri National Park, Siltere National Park and Moricsala Strict Nature Reserve in Latvia. Finn Lassi Rautiainen focussed on the rare great snipe breeding in Estonia's Matsalu National Park.
 
Belarus
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
24 files
Bence Mt (Hungary) visited the Pripyat National Park in Belarus, where he used his trademark floating hide technique to capture dramatic low-level images of the diverse breeding waterbirds, including white-winged black terns, black and white storks and Europe's second-largest population of the declining great snipe.
 
Belgium
 
24 Aug 2014 12:00 am
19 files
Maurizio Biancarelli (Italy) travelled to Hallerbos in Belgium to capture the beauty of spring beech woods full of flowering bluebells and wild garlic.
 
Bosnia-Herzegovina
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
24 files
Ellio della Ferrera (Italy) took on the dangerous mission to explore the wild places of Bosnia-Herzegovina, with the aid of a local guide and a map of the minefields. He discovered ancient riverine oak forests, karst plateaux rich in wildflowers and the dramatic waterfalls on the Trebizat River.
 
Bulgaria
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
35 files
Dietmar Nill (Germany) photographed birdlife and bats in the Nikopol area of Bulgaria and Manuel Presti (Italy) photographed rare geese on Durankulak Lake.
 
Canary Islands (Spain)
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
36 files
 
 
Croatia
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
36 files
 
 
Cyprus
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
48 files
Peter Lilja (Sweden) visited the island of Cyprus in spring, focussing on the riches of its Mediterranean flora and photographing various endemic plant and bird species, as well as the black pine forests and ancient cypress trees of the Troodos Mountains.
 
Czech Republic
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
36 files
Jose Ruiz from Spain travelled to the Czech Republic to showcase the autumn colours in the Ceske Svycarsko (Bohemian Switzerland) National Park and the dramatic escarpment of the Elbe Valley.
 
Denmark
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
48 files
The German photographers Florian Moellers and Sandra Bartocha present contrasting view of Denmark. Florian captured images of the rutting red and fallow deer in the Klampenborg Dyrehaven beechwoods near Copenhagen, whilst Sandra photographed the shifting light on the coastal dunes of Skagen, varied habitats of Thy National Park and the dramatic chalk cliffs of Mon Island. In addition Swedish photographer Martin Falklind documented the brown trout of Bornholm.
 
Estonia
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
24 files
Lassi Rautiainen (Finland) undertook the Wild Wonders Estonia mission, working in the Matsalu National Park. Estonia is the smallest of the three Baltic states, but nonetheless boasts 1000 lakes and 1500 islands. Matsalu is an important breeding site for many wetland bird species, and one of the highlights is the endangered great snipe.
 
European Union
 
27 Jun 2016 12:00 am
84 files
We celebrate the biodiversity of the 28 European Union countries featured in the Wild Wonders of Europe project. They share some of the most effective environmental legislation in the world. The EU plays a crucial role in developing policy and legislation to protect the environment and has specific targets for biodiversity conservation with legislative protection for key habitats and species. EU legislation also covers the key issues of air pollution, waste and climate change.
 
Finland
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
108 files
Finland is renowned for its extensive forests and myriad of lakes. Peter Cairns (UK), Staffan Widstrand (Sweden) and Sven Zacek (Estonia) fulfilled the Finnish Wild Wonders missions. Staffan focussed on the large carnivores - brown bear, wolf and wolverine; Sven photographed the winter taiga forest, Northern Lights, great grey owls and other bird species; Pete concentrated on capturing dramatic shots of ospreys fishing.
 
France
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
47 files
France is a country of great contrasts and varied habitats and was the focus for six Wild Wonders missions. Theo Allofs (Germany) visited the Camargue for its flamingos and wild horses; Frank Krahmer (Germany) captured atmospheric landscapes of Mont Blanc and its spectacular Alpine landscapes; Ingo Arndt (Germany) tracked down the elusive mouflon in the Haut-Languedoc National Park; Verena Popp-Hackner (Austria) shot the dramatic mountains and waterfalls of the Pyrenees; Niall Benvie (UK) produced delicate studies of mountain flowers and insects; and Linda Pitkin (UK) explored the underwater world around Corsica, including encounters with giant groupers.
 
Georgia
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
12 files
Georgia is a small country with dramatic and varied landscapes, with some of Europe's highest mountains in the Caucasus, lush rhododendron forests and arid semi-deserts near the border with Azerbaijan. Georg Popp (Austria) worked for Wild Wonders in a number of Georgia's national parks, including Vashlovani and Borjami Kharagauli.
 
Germany
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
48 files
Germany is one of the most industrialised European countries, with a population of more than 80 million people. However, it still retains a wide variety of excellent wildlife habitats, including forests, wetlands, coastal marshes, heathland and peat bogs. Laszlo Novak (Hungary) visited the Wattenmeer or Waddensee National Park on the North Sea coast, Europe's largest national park and one of the most productive habitats on Earth, with spectacular flocks of wildfowl and waders. German photographer Dieter Damschen spent time in the Elbe Biosphere Reserve in Lower Saxony, home to large numbers of breeding waterbirds, including black storks, egrets and white-tailed sea eagles. Florian Moellers (Germany) focussed on the autumn crane flocks migrating through Brandenburg.
 
Greece
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
60 files
Greece is well known as a holiday destination and for its cultural treasures, but it also has many natural and wildlife riches, including superb wetlands, mountains and forests, and many endemic plants and reptiles. Jari Peltomaki (Finland) produced spectacular images of the Dalmatian pelicans of Lake Kerkini, Christian Ziegler (Germany) focussed on a variety of reptile species, including tortoises, snakes, chameleons and other lizards. Stefano Unterthiner (Italy) documented the endangered Eleanora's falcon in its Dodecanese breeding grounds. Peter Lilja (Sweden) photographed the spectacular Spring flowers of Crete, Greece's largest island. Milan Radisics (Hungary) travelled to the mountains and forests of the Pindos National Park and to the monasteries of Meteora, perched high on rocks which are actually the eroded remains of an ancient delta.
 
Greenland
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
24 files
Kai Jensen (Norway) visited Greenland for Wild Wonders of Europe, photographing the icebergs, arctic foxes, whales and gyr falcons of Disko Bay on the west coast of the world's largest island.
 
Hungary
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
84 files
Hungary is renowned for the richness and variety of its birdlife, its extensive Puszta grasslands, and for the wetlands of its steppe lakes and Danube floodplain. Florian Moellers, Laszlo Novak, Milan Radisics and Markus Varesvuo documented for Wild Wonders of Europe Hungary's colourful birdlife, including bee-eaters, rollers, red-footed falcons, egrets and spoonbills, the life-cycle of the mayfly, and the reintroduction of Przewalski's horse to the Hortobagy National Park, the largest nature reserve in Hungary.
 
Iceland
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
92 files
Iceland is a land of fire and ice, unique in Europe due to its sparse human population and volcanic landscape, with 130 active volancanos, and many thermal pools and geysers, as well as the world's third largest icefield. Four Wild Wonders photographers travelled to Iceland to document different aspects of its natural heritage. Mark Carwardine (UK) photographed humpback whales off the north coast, local photographer Daniel Bergmann documented gyr falcons and a host of other breeding birds around Lake Myvatn, and Orsolya Haarberg (Hungary) trained her lens on the rugged landscapes, spectacular waterfalls and seabird colonies. Magnus Lundgren (Norway) produced dramatic underwater images from Silva in Thingvellir National Park of the tectonic boundary between the European and North American plates.
 
Ireland
 
25 Aug 2014 04:31 pm
44 files
Pal Hermansen visited the rugged coasts of the Republic of Ireland, from Donegal to Clare to Saltee Island in County Wexford. He focussed largely on seabirds including gannets and auks, and Irish specialities such as the rock dove and corncrake, as well as the spectacuar Cliffs of Moher and unique limestone pavements of the Burren.
 
Scroll down to load more items...
powered by infradox.com