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Niall Benvie is a Scottish photographer and writer who has travelled extensively around northern and Baltic Europe, as well as his home country during the last two decades. In the last few years he has explored alternative ways of representing the natural world and our relationship with it.



^My job for Wild Wonders was to produce a range of pictures of plants and creatures in my field studio. The subject is photographed against a brilliant white background - and always in the field - to reveal a level of detail rarely possible in conventional photography. During my first assignment in the Austrian Tyrol, I was struck by the impression these pictures made on people when I let them see the image magnified on the back of the camera. I also travelled to Spain to photograph the common (actually, very elusive) chameleon and France where the spectacular Spanish luna moth was the objective. All this work was made possible only with the help of many friends and reserve managers. Biologists can be very generous people.^

Orange / Fire lily (Lilium bulbiferum) in flower, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Orange / Fire lily (Lilium bulbiferum) in flower, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Common rockrose (Helianthemum nummularium / chamaecistus) in flower, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Common rockrose (Helianthemum nummularium / chamaecistus) in flower, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Wild gladiolus (Gladiolus sp) in flower, Cartaya, Andalucia, Spain, April 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Wild gladiolus (Gladiolus sp) in flower, Cartaya, Andalucia, Spain, April 2009
Mountain arnica (Arnica montana) with Fritillary butterfly (Boloria sp) on flower, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Mountain arnica (Arnica montana) with Fritillary butterfly (Boloria sp) on flower, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Moonwort fern (Botrychium lunaria) Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Moonwort fern (Botrychium lunaria) Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Yellow ladys slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus) in flower, France, May 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Yellow ladys slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus) in flower, France, May 2009
Yellow ladys slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus) flower close-uo, France, May 2009 (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Yellow ladys slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus) flower close-uo, France, May 2009 (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Leaf beetle (Clytra sp) Huelva, Spain, April 2009. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION. - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Leaf beetle (Clytra sp) Huelva, Spain, April 2009. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION.
Great green bush cricket (Tettigonia viridissima) female, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Great green bush cricket (Tettigonia viridissima) female, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION
Green mountain grasshopper (Miramella alpina) Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Green mountain grasshopper (Miramella alpina) Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Grasshopper {Arcyptera fusca} male, Austria, July 2008~WWE Mission: Alpine meadows of the Tirol, Austria WWE BOOK. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION Wild Wonders kids book. - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Grasshopper {Arcyptera fusca} male, Austria, July 2008~WWE Mission: Alpine meadows of the Tirol, Austria WWE BOOK. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION Wild Wonders kids book.
Spotted fritillary (Melitaea didyma) on plant with flower buds, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Spotted fritillary (Melitaea didyma) on plant with flower buds, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Bearded bellfower (Campanula barbata) in flower, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Bearded bellfower (Campanula barbata) in flower, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Two Common spotted orchids (Dactylorhiza fuchsii) in flower, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Two Common spotted orchids (Dactylorhiza fuchsii) in flower, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Spiked speedwell (Veronica spicata) in flower, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Spiked speedwell (Veronica spicata) in flower, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Marsh orchid (Dactylorhiza sp) in flower, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Marsh orchid (Dactylorhiza sp) in flower, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Lizard orchid (Himantoglossum hircinum) in flower, Digne les Bains, France, May 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Lizard orchid (Himantoglossum hircinum) in flower, Digne les Bains, France, May 2009
Southern marsh orchid (Dactylorhiza praetermissa) in flower, Essex, UK, June 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Southern marsh orchid (Dactylorhiza praetermissa) in flower, Essex, UK, June 2009
Bird's nest orchid (Neottia nidus-avis) in flower, France, Queyras Natural Park, May 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Bird's nest orchid (Neottia nidus-avis) in flower, France, Queyras Natural Park, May 2009
Common spotted orchid (Dactylorhiza, fuchsii) in flower, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Common spotted orchid (Dactylorhiza, fuchsii) in flower, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) on flowering Thistle head, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) on flowering Thistle head, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Meadow flowers, Fleabane (Erigeron sp) Thistle, Bearded bellfower (Campanula barbata) Common spotted orchid (Dactylorhiza, fuchsii) Common twayblade (Listera ovata) Fragrant orchid (Gymnadenia conopse... - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Meadow flowers, Fleabane (Erigeron sp) Thistle, Bearded bellfower (Campanula barbata) Common spotted orchid (Dactylorhiza, fuchsii) Common twayblade (Listera ovata) Fragrant orchid (Gymnadenia conopse...
Barred yellow moth (Cidaria fulvata) Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Barred yellow moth (Cidaria fulvata) Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION
Peach blossom moth (Thyatria batis) Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Peach blossom moth (Thyatria batis) Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION
Mountain houseleeks (Sempervivum montanum) in flower, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Mountain houseleeks (Sempervivum montanum) in flower, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Female Grey bush cricket (Platycleis albopunctata grisea) Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Female Grey bush cricket (Platycleis albopunctata grisea) Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Owlfly (Libelloides coccajus) on grass, Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Owlfly (Libelloides coccajus) on grass, Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009
Rose chafer (Cetonia aurata) viewed from above,  Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Rose chafer (Cetonia aurata) viewed from above, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION
Golden ground beetle (Carabus auratus) Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Golden ground beetle (Carabus auratus) Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009
Grayling butterfly (Hipparchia semele) Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Grayling butterfly (Hipparchia semele) Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Male Stag beetle (Lucanus cervus) Suffolk, England, June 2009. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION. - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Male Stag beetle (Lucanus cervus) Suffolk, England, June 2009. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION.
Alpenrose (Rhododendron ferrugineum) in flower, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Alpenrose (Rhododendron ferrugineum) in flower, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Female Raft spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus) carrying egg sac, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Female Raft spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus) carrying egg sac, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Grasshopper (Podisma pedestris) Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Grasshopper (Podisma pedestris) Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Female Grasshopper (Gomphocerippus sibiricus) Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Female Grasshopper (Gomphocerippus sibiricus) Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Catchfly flower (Silene sp) Andalucia, Spain, April 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Catchfly flower (Silene sp) Andalucia, Spain, April 2009
Two Large yellow foxgloves (Digitalis lutea) in flower, digital composite, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Two Large yellow foxgloves (Digitalis lutea) in flower, digital composite, Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008
Common chameleon (Chameleo chameleo) walking along Retama bush branch, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain, April 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Common chameleon (Chameleo chameleo) walking along Retama bush branch, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain, April 2009
Common chameleon (Chameleo chameleo) on Retama bush branch, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain, April 2009 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Common chameleon (Chameleo chameleo) on Retama bush branch, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain, April 2009 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION
Common chameleon (Chameleo chameleo) in Retama bush, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain, April 2009 (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Common chameleon (Chameleo chameleo) in Retama bush, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain, April 2009 (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Common chameleon (Chameleo chameleo) in Retama bush, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain, April 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Common chameleon (Chameleo chameleo) in Retama bush, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain, April 2009
Common chameleon (Chameleo chameleo) on branch, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain, April 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Common chameleon (Chameleo chameleo) on branch, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain, April 2009
Female Spanish luna / Isabelline moth (Graellsia isabellina) on twig, Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Female Spanish luna / Isabelline moth (Graellsia isabellina) on twig, Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009
Pair of Spanish luna / Isabelline moths (Graellsia isabellina) on twig, Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Pair of Spanish luna / Isabelline moths (Graellsia isabellina) on twig, Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009
Male Spanish luna / Isabelline moth (Graellsia isabellina) close-up of wings, Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Male Spanish luna / Isabelline moth (Graellsia isabellina) close-up of wings, Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009
Pheasants eye (Adonis amurensis) in flower, Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Pheasants eye (Adonis amurensis) in flower, Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009
Moorish gecko {Tarentola mauritanica} juvenile, Spain WWE BOOK. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION. NOT TO BE USED FOR GREETING CARDS OR CALENDARS Wild Wonders kids book. - Niall Benvie
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Niall Benvie / Moorish gecko {Tarentola mauritanica} juvenile, Spain WWE BOOK. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION. NOT TO BE USED FOR GREETING CARDS OR CALENDARS Wild Wonders kids book.
Crab spider (Misumena sp) on flower, Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Crab spider (Misumena sp) on flower, Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009
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