Born to Be Wild Exhibition kicks off in Haikou

By Ding Xin / / Updated: 15:52,10-January-2022

The Born to Be Wild, Biodiversity Through Lenses Photography Exhibition kicked off in the afternoon of January 4 in the Wormhole Library of Haikou City, capital of China’s Hainan Province, as part of the Hainan Island Spring International Art Season. The exhibition features more than seventy photographs of wildlife, vividly demonstrating the beauty of biodiversity.

Born to Be Wild, Biodiversity Through Lenses Photography Exhibition / CAI MANLIANG

Born to Be Wild, Biodiversity Through Lenses Photography Exhibition / LI TIANPING

The exhibition displays the work of four photographers from China, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark who have traveled the world to capture the creatures of the earth through photography. The photographs will remain on display through January 16.

Born to Be Wild, Biodiversity Through Lenses Photography Exhibition / LI TIANPING


Mogens Trolle

Mogens Trolle, a Danish prize-winning wildlife photographer, zoologist, mammal researcher, and author, has worked with wildlife for over 25 years and on all seven continents. Almost all of the primates shown in his displayed photographs this time are facing a crisis of survival.

Audun Rikardsen

Audun Rikardsen, a Norwegian photographer, has been known as one of the most awarded wildlife photographers internationally for the past decade, winning a total of 12 international competitions overall. He is also a professor in freshwater and marine biology at the University of Tromsø, and a scientific advisor at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research.

Staffan Widstrand

Staffan Widstrand is an award-winning Swedish professional wildlife photographer. In 2011, Outdoor Photography Magazine named him “one of the world’s most influential nature photographers”. He has visited China 33 times in the last 10 years in order to experience the country's unique natural heritage and introduce it to the world.

Xi Zhinong

Xi Zhinong is a wildlife photographer and founder of Wild China Film, an organization devoted to promoting conservation through photo and film documentation of China’s wildlife and natural environment. In 2010, he was named one of the 40 most influential nature photographers in the world by Outdoor Photography Magazine and was the first Chinese photographer to win their annual wildlife photography competition. He is currently the only Chinese photographer selected for the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP).



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