Sarek at Wild Wonders of Europe

The photographer Peter Cairns writes about his experiences in Sarek at Wild Wonders of Europe.

He obviously experienced the same phenomenon as I did, as he writes

To be honest, it was one of those places that to the eye, looked fantastic but that never quite translated into images.


Sarek was nothing short of an adventure: a roller coaster of fortunes and emotions and an experience that I’ll never forget. In many ways, trying to convey the majesty of such a place in photographs is fruitless and an insult to Sarek’s ecological complexity.

I could not agree more. It is highly unsatisfactory to show own pictures or to describe Sarek in words. I’m just lacking appropriate descriptive vocabulary (even in my mother tongue) in order to impart my impressions.

Experience Sarek yourself and you will see what I am talking about.

1 thought on “Sarek at Wild Wonders of Europe

  1. Bridget Wijnberg

    WILD WONDERS OF EUROPE is on air – 1st and 2nd June – DON’T MISS OUT!
    CHANNEL: NDR Fernsehen / SERIES: Ostsee Report Spezial

    On air: 01.06.2009 at 7:00 pm local German summer time (= MESZ / 5:00 pm
    Rebroadcast: 02.06.2009 at 5:40 am MESZ

    Europe-wide via: Satellite (ASTRA: analogue channel frequency
    11,582 GHz)
    Germany: via German cable TV, DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-T, ASTRA Satellite


    Sarek Nationalpark in Swedish Lapland celebrates its hundredth birthday this year. Photographer Peter Cairns portrays the amazing beauty of this part of “Lapponia” on his mission for WILD WONDERS OF EUROPE (the biggest nature photography project ever in the World).

    On air as well is photographer Staffan Widstrand. He provides an insight into his experience with Nordic wildlife and the Wild Wonders of Europe project, interviewed by NDR presenter Udo Biss in Orsa Grönklitt (Europe’s largest bear park in Sweden).


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