Wildlife photography safari to put Europe on display at Hague



Posted on 06 May 2010  | 
The Hague, Netherlands - Europe isn’t usually thought of as a destination for wildlife safaris but 69 top nature photographers will prove it could be as 100 life size photographs taken in all 48 European countries go on display in the Hague later this month.

The free, outdoor Wild Wonders of Europe exhibition will be opened in the Lange Vijverberg in the Netherlands capital May 27 by Princess Irene, patron of the Biodiversity Coalition 2010. It runs until August 30, after which it will tour all European nations and later, North America.

“Wild Wonders of Europe, a unique pan-European initiative, is about the beauty of nature,” said Media & Exhibition Director, Bridget Wijnberg “About what we can admire now, but are at risk of losing.

“It is an exhibition that shows why European nature is important for us. And why we need to protect it.”

Many of the animals and landscapes revealed in the Wild Wonders of Europe are natural treasures that would be largely unknown to the 700 million people of the continent.

The 100 photographs on display were selected from almost 200.000 images taken over a period of fifteen months.

The Wild Wonders of Europe Outdoor Exhibition is organized by Life Exhibitions who in the past were responsible for other cultural events including “Spirit of the Wild” and “The Earth from Above”. Among the more than 50 international partners are WWF, National Geographic, Epson, Nikon and Nokia. Leading dignitaries and many of the 69 photographers will be attending the opening launch.

The Hague will be hosting the World premiere of the exhibition during the International Year of Biodiversity, where it will be one of the events of The Hague Festivals 2010 (June 10 to June 27 - www.thehaguefestivals.com)..

Coinciding with the exhibition is the release of the photo book Wild Wonders of Europe published in ten languages with the Dutch edition by National Geographic and Carrera publishers the latest to be released. More information about this superb book can be found at http://www.wild-wonders.com/the_book.asp.

At www.wild-wonders.com you will find lots of background information about the project, including latest news, blogs, videos, the photographers and the photos. A selection of more than 10,000 of the best images from the project are available from our exclusive agent Nature Picture Library.
 
Waterfalls in autumn, Milanovac lake, Downer lakes, Plitvice National Park, Croatia.
Waterfalls in autumn, Milanovac lake, Downer lakes, Plitvice National Park, Croatia.
© Wild Wonders of Europe / Maurizio Biancarelli / WWF Enlarge
Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica), Iceland.
Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica), Iceland.
© Wild Wonders of Europe / Orsolya Haarberg / WWF Enlarge
Eleonora's falcon chick (Falco eleonorae), Alonissos island, Greece.
Eleonora's falcon chick (Falco eleonorae), Alonissos island, Greece.
© Wild Wonders of Europe / Stefano Unterthiner / WWF Enlarge

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