Delivering unusual or creative pictures of the different photographic subjects chosen for the Stories of wilderness project offers refreshing perspectives. Since me and the staff of the PAN Parks Foundation first developed the idea behind the project, we knew it should and would be a ‘unique’ project. Our vision was then as it is now to give our audience many interesting, first-hand information about wilderness conservation and show a new and refreshing perspective of the many elements that constitute a mountain ecosystem. In my experience, one of the ways to achieve this is delivering these unusual or creative pictures.
Aren’t you afraid of wolves? What would you do if you will meet a mother bear with cubs? What if your mobile phone doesn’t work when you’re up there? What do you think when you are all alone in the night?
These and more are very common and reasonable questions that many people (beside, of course, my beloved and often worried Mom…) keep on asking me when they hear what I do for a living. In our modern society, a person who deliberately decides to spend a lot of time all alone exploring wilderness is either a “Rambo” or somebody lacking social skills or common sense. I (hope!) am none of them: I am just a very curious guy, a nature enthusiast and a real sucker for wilderness experiences. There is that special thrill behind any encounter I had with the wildlife or the deep sense of awe I perceive in front of a grand scenery, which can be surely shared with someone
In our first poll visitors have voted for the Murelle Amphitheatre as picture of the month. In the stunning image the Milky Way rises above the Murelle Amphitheatre in the heart of the Majella massif. The image highlights the importance of wilderness as a precious reservoir of darkness against the light pollution.