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Bruno D'Amicis lives among the mountains of Abruzzi, in Central Italy. After getting his MSc in Biology in 2004, he began working as a freelance nature photographer with a special interest in endangered species and conservation issues. His images and words have been published in books, magazines, calendars and brochures. He has worked as researcher for the National Geographic Magazine, photography teacher, editor and columnist. He is a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP).



His mission for WWoE took him to the Tatra mountains. ^In spring 2009 I photographed brown bears in their spectacular mountain habitat in the Slovak Tatra. I had already been working in the area for four years, and expected that Spring to bring many bear cubs. But the work was not easy. I did not put out any bait to attract these elusive animals, but instead chose to wait for them in the alpine meadows. I slept outside in the mountains and walked along the ridges in an attempt to spot the bears before approaching them. My backpack full of food, equipment and a long lens was a heavy burden. I hope the results of my effort will help preserve the nature of one of the last mountain wilderness areas of Europe.^
Melting snow in mountain gully, Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis
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Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis / Melting snow in mountain gully, Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009
Mountain stream with fallen trees crossing pristine forest, Kouprova valley, Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis
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Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis / Mountain stream with fallen trees crossing pristine forest, Kouprova valley, Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009
Old Norway spruce (Picea abies) tree with Butterbur (Petasites albus) growing beneath it, Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis
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Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis / Old Norway spruce (Picea abies) tree with Butterbur (Petasites albus) growing beneath it, Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009
Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) flowers, Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis
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Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis / Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) flowers, Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009
Female European brown bear (Ursus arctos) with two yearling cubs walking down steep slope, Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis
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Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis / Female European brown bear (Ursus arctos) with two yearling cubs walking down steep slope, Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009
European brown bear (Ursus arctos) solitary female peering from behind Dwarf mountain pines (Pinus mugo) in mountain meadow, Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis
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Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis / European brown bear (Ursus arctos) solitary female peering from behind Dwarf mountain pines (Pinus mugo) in mountain meadow, Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009
Female European brown bear (Ursus arctos) with two yearling cubs feeding amongst Dwarf pines (Pinus mugo) Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis
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Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis / Female European brown bear (Ursus arctos) with two yearling cubs feeding amongst Dwarf pines (Pinus mugo) Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009
Red deer (Cervus elaphus) hind with fawn silhouetted, Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis
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Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis / Red deer (Cervus elaphus) hind with fawn silhouetted, Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009
Male Tatra chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica) on rocky ridge near Arolla pines (Pinus cembra) Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis
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Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis / Male Tatra chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica) on rocky ridge near Arolla pines (Pinus cembra) Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009
Carpathian blue slug (Bielzia coerulans) on leaf, endemic to the Carpathian mountains, Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis
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Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis / Carpathian blue slug (Bielzia coerulans) on leaf, endemic to the Carpathian mountains, Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009
Alpine lakes created by melting snow, High Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis
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Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis / Alpine lakes created by melting snow, High Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009
Aerial view of border between spruce forest and Dwarf mountain pine (Pinus mugo) zones showing several trees killed by Bark beetle (Scolytidae) Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 200... - Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis
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Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis / Aerial view of border between spruce forest and Dwarf mountain pine (Pinus mugo) zones showing several trees killed by Bark beetle (Scolytidae) Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 200...
Photographer, Bruno D'Amicis, at work in a mountain valley, Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis
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Wild Wonders of Europe / D'Amicis / Photographer, Bruno D'Amicis, at work in a mountain valley, Western Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia, June 2009