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Peter Cairns is one of Europe's leading wildlife and conservation photographers and a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers. He authors regular illustrated features in photographic and countryside publications and has co-authored three books on Europe's wildlife and our relationship with it. He was one of the co-founders of the widely acclaimed Tooth & Claw predator project and is the Business Director of Wild Wonders of Europe, the world's biggest nature photography initiative.


Peter is also a founding director of The Wild Media Foundation, a social enterprise that uses visual media to communicate nature's stories to a mainstream audience. Peter lives in Scotland's Cairngorms National Park with his family.


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RF- Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) male displaying in snow, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, February 2009. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / RF- Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) male displaying in snow, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, February 2009. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Red throated diver (Gavia stellata) on water, in breeding plumage, Bergslagen, Sweden, April 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Red throated diver (Gavia stellata) on water, in breeding plumage, Bergslagen, Sweden, April 2009
Sun filtering through mist at dawn silhouetting trees, Bergslagen, Sweden, June 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Sun filtering through mist at dawn silhouetting trees, Bergslagen, Sweden, June 2009
European brown bear (Ursos arctos) backlit by sun, Kuhmo, Finland, July 2009 WWE BOOK - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / European brown bear (Ursos arctos) backlit by sun, Kuhmo, Finland, July 2009 WWE BOOK
RF- European brown bear (Ursus arctos) standing on rear legs, Kuhmo, Finland, July 2009. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / RF- European brown bear (Ursus arctos) standing on rear legs, Kuhmo, Finland, July 2009. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Wild boar (Sus scrofa) Alladale Wilderness Reserve, Scotland, March 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Wild boar (Sus scrofa) Alladale Wilderness Reserve, Scotland, March 2009
European beaver (Castor fiber) swimming in river, Bergslagen, Sweden, June 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / European beaver (Castor fiber) swimming in river, Bergslagen, Sweden, June 2009
Raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) portrait, Pohtiolampi, Kangasala, Finland, August 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) portrait, Pohtiolampi, Kangasala, Finland, August 2009
Silver birch (Betula verrucosa) trunk in sea of Eurasian dwarf cornel (Cornus suecica) Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Silver birch (Betula verrucosa) trunk in sea of Eurasian dwarf cornel (Cornus suecica) Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008
Crowberry (Empetrum nigrum hermaphroditum) with berries, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Crowberry (Empetrum nigrum hermaphroditum) with berries, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008
Map lichen (Rhizocarpon geographicum) on granite rock, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Map lichen (Rhizocarpon geographicum) on granite rock, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008
Mountain bearberry (arctostaphylos alpinus) Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Mountain bearberry (arctostaphylos alpinus) Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) fishing, Kangasala, Finland, August 2009. Winner of 2010 Nature's Best Competition. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION. Wild Wonders kids book. - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) fishing, Kangasala, Finland, August 2009. Winner of 2010 Nature's Best Competition. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION. Wild Wonders kids book.
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) fishing, Kangasala, Finland, August 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) fishing, Kangasala, Finland, August 2009
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) fishing, Kangasala, Finland, August 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) fishing, Kangasala, Finland, August 2009
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in flight carrying fish, Kangasala, Finland, August 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in flight carrying fish, Kangasala, Finland, August 2009
Capercaillie (tetrao urogallus) male, displaying in pine forest, Strathspey, Cairngorms NP, Scotland, April 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Capercaillie (tetrao urogallus) male, displaying in pine forest, Strathspey, Cairngorms NP, Scotland, April 2008
Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) male, head portrait, Strathspey, Cairngorms NP, Scotland, January 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) male, head portrait, Strathspey, Cairngorms NP, Scotland, January 2009
Male Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) displaying in front of camera in a wintry pine forest, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, February 2009 WWE BOOK, WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION. - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Male Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) displaying in front of camera in a wintry pine forest, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, February 2009 WWE BOOK, WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) sitting on snow covered tree stump, Glenfeshie, Cairngorms NP, Scotland, February 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) sitting on snow covered tree stump, Glenfeshie, Cairngorms NP, Scotland, February 2009
RF- Light shining through treesn in a woodland bog at dawn, Bergslagen, Sweden, June. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / RF- Light shining through treesn in a woodland bog at dawn, Bergslagen, Sweden, June. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
European brown bear (Ursos arctos) Kuhmo, Finland, July 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / European brown bear (Ursos arctos) Kuhmo, Finland, July 2009
Aerial view of the Laitaure delta, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008 WWE BOOK. WWE INDOOR EXHIBITION - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Aerial view of the Laitaure delta, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008 WWE BOOK. WWE INDOOR EXHIBITION
RF- Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) portrait, semi-domesticated, small scale herding by local Sami, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden. September 2008. (This image may be l... - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / RF- Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) portrait, semi-domesticated, small scale herding by local Sami, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden. September 2008. (This image may be l...
Great Grey owl (Strix nebulosa) perched in forest, Oulu, Finland. June 2008~WWE Mission: Scandinavian owls - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Great Grey owl (Strix nebulosa) perched in forest, Oulu, Finland. June 2008~WWE Mission: Scandinavian owls
Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa) with chick in nest in boreal forest, Northern Oulu, Finland, June 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa) with chick in nest in boreal forest, Northern Oulu, Finland, June 2008
Great grey owl (strix nebulosa) in flight in boreal forest, Northern Oulu, Finland, June 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Great grey owl (strix nebulosa) in flight in boreal forest, Northern Oulu, Finland, June 2008
Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa) in flight in boreal forest,  Northern Oulu, Finland, June 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa) in flight in boreal forest, Northern Oulu, Finland, June 2008
Photographer Peter Cairns climbing ladder to photograph Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa) in boreal forest, Northern Oulu, Finland, June 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Photographer Peter Cairns climbing ladder to photograph Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa) in boreal forest, Northern Oulu, Finland, June 2008
Tengmalm's owl (Aegolius funereus) peering out of nestbox, Bergslagen, Sweden, June 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Tengmalm's owl (Aegolius funereus) peering out of nestbox, Bergslagen, Sweden, June 2009
Ural owl (Strix uralensis) close-up portrait, Bergslagen, Sweden, June 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Ural owl (Strix uralensis) close-up portrait, Bergslagen, Sweden, June 2009
RF- Tengmalms owl (Aegolius funereus) perched in tree, Bergslagen, Sweden, June 2009. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / RF- Tengmalms owl (Aegolius funereus) perched in tree, Bergslagen, Sweden, June 2009. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Bark peeling from Silver birch tree (Betula verrucosa) Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008 Wild Wonders kids book. - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Bark peeling from Silver birch tree (Betula verrucosa) Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008 Wild Wonders kids book.
Cascading river through autumnal foliage, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Cascading river through autumnal foliage, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008
Aerial view of Birch trees (Betula sp) growing in the Laitaure delta, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Aerial view of Birch trees (Betula sp) growing in the Laitaure delta, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008
View along Rapadalen valley towards Tjahkkelij from Lulep Spadnek, with Nammatj mountain, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008 WWE BOOK. - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / View along Rapadalen valley towards Tjahkkelij from Lulep Spadnek, with Nammatj mountain, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008 WWE BOOK.
RF- Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) with paws covering eyes, Svalbard, Norway, September 2009. Endangered species. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / RF- Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) with paws covering eyes, Svalbard, Norway, September 2009. Endangered species. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Two Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) feeding on dead whale carcass, Svalbard, Norway, September 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Two Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) feeding on dead whale carcass, Svalbard, Norway, September 2009
Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) on sea ice, Svalbard, Norway, August 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) on sea ice, Svalbard, Norway, August 2009
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) walking on dead whale carcass, Svalbard, Norway, September 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) walking on dead whale carcass, Svalbard, Norway, September 2009
Pack ice on sea, Svalbard, Norway, August 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Pack ice on sea, Svalbard, Norway, August 2009
Three Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) resting on sea ice, Svalbard, Norway, August 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Three Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) resting on sea ice, Svalbard, Norway, August 2009
Solar halo over Laitaure delta at dawn, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Solar halo over Laitaure delta at dawn, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008
Two Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) interacting, Svalbard, Norway, September 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Two Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) interacting, Svalbard, Norway, September 2009
Solar halo over Laitaure delta, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Solar halo over Laitaure delta, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008
Thawing ice floes on the sea, Svalbard, Norway, September 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Thawing ice floes on the sea, Svalbard, Norway, September 2009
Solar halo over the Laitaure delta at dawn, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Solar halo over the Laitaure delta at dawn, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September 2008
Pack ice and iceberg on sea, Svalbard, Norway, August 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Pack ice and iceberg on sea, Svalbard, Norway, August 2009