"I dive into projects as labors of love, try to tell stories about endangered habitats, animals close to extinction, cultures that are close to peril."
One of the youngest-ever contributors to National Geographic, photographer Mattias Klum holds the distinction of being the first Swede to have his work on the cover in 1997. Since then his images and articles have appeared numerous times in National Geographic, as well as Wildlife Conservation, Audubon and Geo.
From 1990 to 2007 Mattias published nine books on natural history and cultural subjects — each showcasing his unique artistic and environmentally sensitive approach — from the rainforests of Borneo to journeys through his native Sweden. In 2008 he was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Mattias has undertaken major expeditions around the world, produced documentary films, is a member of the Board of Trustees of World Wild Fund for Nature in Sweden, and a fellow of the Linnean Society of London.