2017-04-23 18:55:10

With the increasing human population and continued economical growth, we can see a number of conflicts arising around the protection of nature and remaining natural resources. Unfortunately, the Swedish Laponia World Heritage Site is not an exception. An iron ore mine is planned in the vicinity of Laponia, threatening reindeer herding in the region, practised by the Sami for millennia. According to Mats Djurberg, general secretary of the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO, the world heritage status may be withdrawn, should mining be permitted!

Sveriges Natur has just published an article about this issue, illustrated with our images.

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Since 2005, we have traveled together as a team, constantly being on the move to explore and photograph landscapes and wildlife, with special interest in the Nordic countries. Our projects capture different parts of the "Cap of the North", in a never-ending search for surprising scenes and the magic light that is so characteristic of this region. It is the desire to get back to our roots — to live with nature that inspires us to create the images that we do.

We are members of The Photo Society, a group of contributing photographers for National Geographic Magazine.


NEW BOOK LAPONIA – MAJESTIC STILLNESS can be purchased online in four different language editions here.

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