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Mattias A. Klum

Artist, NatGeo Fellow, photographer and filmmaker. Professional speaker. Environmentalist. WWF & IUCN Ambassador.

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A peaceful morning to remember in Torres del Paine National Park. This epic place has become one of my favorites in South America. Love the glacial lakes, waterways and this national park’s rugged terrain! Will soon have a reason for returning with @irisalexandrov for @alexandrovklumofficial #torresdelpaine #chile #wwf #livingthedream #protectbiodiversity #mattiasklum #nikonambassador #conservation #patagonia @mattiasklumofficial @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov


Photo by @alexandrovklumofficial My wife and artist partner @irisalexandrov and I are now gearing up for our upcoming multi dimensional performance show together with the @kungligafilharmonikerna (Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra) February 8 and 9, 2018. This multi dimensional performance show ” Tales from Reality” includes film projections, photography, illuminations, spoken word (Iris and I on stage) and lots of amazing timeless music! For more images and info please follow @alexandrovklumofficial For tickets and more information, visit Just a few tickets still available. #alexandrovklum #artistsinresidence #performanceart #artistduo #artistduoalexandrovklum #savetheplanet #protectbiodiversity #konserthusetstockholm @mattiasklumofficial @irisalexandrov @tierragrandefilms


A young orphaned orangutan chills on the lawn at BOS Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rescue Center. This orang is one of many victimized individuals in Borneo and Sumatra. The centre is home to around 600 orphaned and displaced orangs. Due to huge logging operations and the palm oil industry orangutans and their forests are still in constant jeopardy. The rescued orangutans at BOS eventually end up in the "Forest School" where they begin to develop the skills they need to survive once reintroduced into the wild. Climbing the trees and lianas and nest building are skills that they need to practice every day with help from the BOS staff. Photographed on assignment for @natgeo in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. #orangutan #conservation #BOS #nikonambassador #protectbiodiversity #savetherainforest #smart #wwf #instagood #pictureoftheday @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial


Short days and almost monochromatic scenes outside our house. Peaceful and beautiful. A taxi driver told me the other day that ”I’m sure it’s beautiful here in the summer”. I replied that it is, thinking to myself that I actually find it beautiful everyday of the year.... #mattiasklum #enjoyinglife #artistduoalexandrovklum #livingthedream #nikonambassador #uppsala #sweden #protectbiodiversity @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumofficial @thephotosociety @natgeo


Natural fireworks! With this image I wish you all a Happy New Year 2018! I took this photograph of the Nyiragongo stratovolcano glowing in the dark with millions of stars as a backdrop in the Virunga Mountains during a magical night in Congo DR. This mountain range is home to the critically endangered mountain gorilla, listed on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species due to poaching, habitat loss, disease and war. Let’s bravely and compassionately continue together to care for and protect our amazing planet and all its living creatures! Looking forward to another amazing year with @irisalexandrov #congo #congodr #virunga #rainforest #gorilla #mountain #volcano #endangered #iucn #nikonambassador #protectbiodiversity @natgeo @thephotosociety @mattiasklumcollection @natgeotravel @alexandrovklumofficial @irisalexandrov


Tiny details or a grand landscape? I took this photograph from a helicopter on my way to Landmannalaugar in Iceland. Working with landscape photography is really good for my mind and soul. Very meditative! Can’t wait to go back with @irisalexandrov and @tierragrandefilms for @alexandrovklumofficial #iceland #landscape #photography #fineart #climate #landmannalaugar #mattiasklum #meditation #protectbiodiversity @mattiasklumofficial @natgeo @natgeotravel @thephotosociety


A manta ray glides over me and my camera in Indonesia's Raja Ampat. Mantas are filter feeders and eat large quantities of zooplankton, which they swallow with their open mouths as they swim. Mantas do visit cleaning stations for the removal of parasites like in this short film. The largest mantas can reach 1,350 kg (2,980 lb) and at least 7 m (23 ft) in "wingspan". In 2014, Indonesia brought in a fishing and export ban as it realized that manta ray tourism is more economically beneficial than allowing the fish to be killed. A dead manta is worth $50 to $600 while manta ray tourism can bring in $1 million during the life of a single manta ray. Indonesia has 2.2 million square miles of ocean and this is now the world's largest sanctuary for manta rays. Mantas have one of the highest brain-to-body mass ratios of all fish and if approached with care and respect they can be curious and spend a long time with you. The coral reefs of Raja Ampat are some of the richest marine habitats on Earth. Let's protect Raja Ampat and other fragile marine- and terrestrial ecosystems on this vulnerable and magical planet! Shot on assignment with @ansgarklumphotos & @naturebyeinar #thecoraleden #mantaray #rajaampat #indonesia #marine #ecosystem #protectbiodiversiry #paradise #divers #instagood #photooftheday #mattiasklum #wwf #iucn #conservation @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov


With this image of my bride Iris Alexandrov Klum during our wedding in Spain, I’d like to wish all of you a safe and Merry Christmas! My life changed for ever on that beautiful day. The ceremony with our children, friends and family celebrating love and passion, the landscape in the Lecrin Valley in Andalusia and my beloved Iris on her horse... Memories that lingers in my heart! #shotwithmyphone #grateful #irisalexandrov #mattiasklum #marriage #andalusia #spain #lecrin #livingthedream #artistduoalexandrovklum #passion #love @irisalexandrov @mattiasklumcollection @natgeo @natgeotravel @thephotosociety @alexandrovklumofficial


Can you spot this camouflaged beauty inches away from my camera? Like other elapid snakes, the venom of the Jameson's mamba is extremely lethal. But unlike other venomous snakes that have specialized in just one kind of venom, the Jameson's mamba uses a cocktail of powerful surprises. This blend is a toxic combination of hemotoxins, cardiotoxins, fasciculins as well as myotoxic substances. A bite from Jameson's mamba can be deadly in as little as 30 to 120 minutes if proper medical treatment is not attained. Ironically, as mentioned in previous posts, it is the lethal characteristics of snake venom that makes it so valuable and sought after for use in medicinal treatments. The toxic components of snake venom have for example both led to the development of medicine against heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's. With some luck the Jameson’s mamba may soon combat heart disease and this will luckily not affect the wild populations of this species at all. Photographed in Cameroun for @natgeo #mattiasklum #livingthedream #protectbiodiversity #mamba #nikonambassador #cameroon #death #snake #venom #conservation @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumofficial


Torres del Paine National Park is really amazingly beautiful and has become one of my favorite places in South America. Love the Grey glacial lake and this national park’s epic terrain, not least at night! #torresdelpaine #chile #wwf #livingthedream #protectbiodiversity #mattiasklum #nikonambassador #conservation #patagonia @mattiasklumofficial @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov


I would like to celebrate the World Wildlife Coservation day by mentioning a piece of positive information about the world’s threatened wildlife, the giant panda has been downgraded from ‘Endangered’ to ‘Vulnerable’ on the global list of species at risk of extinction, demonstrating how an integrated approach can help save our planet’s vanishing biodiversity. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced the positive change to the giant panda’s official status in the Red List of Threatened Species, pointing to the 17% rise in the population in the decade up to 2014, when a nationwide census found 1,864 giant pandas in the wild in China. I photographed this charming female giant panda in Foping Nature Reserve, Shaanxi Province, China. Please help raise awareness and contribute to the conservation and protection of endangered species such as sharks, elephants, rhinos and tigers by supporting conservation oraganizations like WWF and IUCN. #mattiasklum #makeachange #nikonambassador #wildlifeconcervationday #livingthedream #protectbiodiversity #giantpanda #china #foping @irisalexandrov @natgeo @thephotosociety @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumcollection