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Mattias Klum          

Natural History Photographer, Keynote Speaker & Sustainability Advocate

Mattias Klum, who was born and raised in Sweden, is one of the leading nature photographers in the world and a much-coveted lecturer. He is a frequent contributor to the National Geographic magazine and has done several cover stories for them.

Mattias A. Klum has given over 3000 lectures to date and is available to lead inspiring multimedia presentations in both Swedish and English worldwide. Audiences have included; Clinton Global Initiative, The Royal Palace of Sweden, Prince Albert II Foundation, Apple, Nordea, The Prince’s Trust, IKEA, National Geographic Society, WWF, Audi, SEB, Tällberg Foundation, Ermenegildo Zegna Group, Chautauqua Institution, Audi, American Express, PWC and Sweco among many others. Klum is represented by the National Geographic Speakers Bureau since 2003.

Mattias Klum is the author of 9 published books. His photographs have been exhibited in art galleries and museums around the world. Mr. Klum received a medal of the 8th size (blue ribbon)from His Majesty the King of Sweden, for his outstanding achievements in nature photography. He is a fellow of the Linnean Society, London, and a member of the board of trustees of WWF Sweden.

Speech Topics

Being There: On Expedition With National Geographic

In his signature presentation, Klum shares some of his most unforgettable experiences on expedition—such as photographing meerkats in the Kalahari Desert, kinkajous in Panama, Asiatic lions in India, and king cobras in Southeast Asia. He also tells of his commitment to the environment and cultures in peril, and about the power of images to inspire positive change.

The Big Picture

Take an awe-inspiring journey around the world, featuring unique perspectives on some of the Earth’s natural wonders and last wild places. Through Klum’s camera lens, audiences get an up-to-date report on the state of our planet while marveling at its beauty and diversity, captured in striking new photographs and high-definition video from Klum’s most recent expeditions. Through his trademark humor, passion, and optimism, Klum reaches audiences on an emotional level, combining astute observations with concrete solutions for sustainability, bridging the gap between what we know intellectually and how we feel and act.

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