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For more than a year, 69 of Europe's best nature photographers travelled to all corners of Europe's 48 countries to unveil the incredibly rich and amazingly varied natural heritage of the continent. Together they have contributed to a collection of more than 200,000 images of nature, many of which were published in the book "Wild Wonders of Europe". As a follow-up to this popular book, "Wild: The Trees and Forests of Europe" pays tribute to the multi-hued beauty of trees. From close-ups of minute arboreal details to panoramas of epic proportions, this book lays bare the immense diversity of Europe's forests. Organized by climate, each chapter surveys a different habitat and the resident trees, moving from the temperate rainy forests of Turkey and Georgia, to the dry and sun-filled woodlands of the Mediterranean, to the frostbitten terrain of Alpine regions.
Peter Cairns, a photographer and a writer, was selected Wildlife Photographer of the Year and European Nature Photographer. He is the founder and director of the Wild Media Foundation, a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Florian Mollers is a photographer, writer, biologist, and editor. He received the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award and the European Nature Photographer award. He is a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and heads Wildes Berlin, a study program devoted to wildlife in Germany's urban areas.
Staffan Widstrand, a photographer and writer, received the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award and the European Nature Photographer award. He is a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers. He heads the Swedish Ecotourism Society and is the chief consultant of Sweden's ecotourism quality label Nature's Best.
Bridget Wijnberg is a marketing consultant and ecotourism specialist. She is a biologist, an environmental scientist, and the chief consultant in a development program for sustainable EcoAward tourism in Zambia.
Annick Schnitzler, the author of the text, teaches at the University of Metz, specialising in ecology and the protection of temperate forests and in particular, those of Europe.