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BIO:
My believes are based on my agnostic misanthropic views.

I was brought up i South America.
My first 15 years were spent in São Paulo, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela has always been my favorite country, nature and weather wise. Here we made a long, wild and daring trip by canoe in the Amazon river.
These were the years that formed my great love for flora and fauna.

I've also lived part time in Fort Myers and Sanibel Island, Florida for about 7 years.

In 1983 we moved back to Stockholm, Sweden and I've lived here, unwillingly, ever since.

I've been working for Greenpeace since 2006.
I also work with predator conservation in Sweden, mainly wolves.

I'm looking for an opportunity to move to warmer climates again, but it has to be in the wildlife conservation sector or the environmental sector and the job opportunities in these areas are not easy to come by.

My passion for Flora & Fauna is probably deeply rooted in my genes :) but my mother brought them to surface and nurtured it early on.

PHOTOGRAPHY:
I bought my first SLR camera at age 11, in Florida and have been at it since then with the exception of mid 90's to 2006 when I could not afford it, having very low income.

I did some darkroom work with my photography in the 80's and I was a High School Yearbook photographer.

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Spoken Languages (fluent):
Svenska, Español, English.


I'm an IT technician in charge of the IT environment at Greenpeace Nordic.

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Threatened Species (Wild & Red listed)
Geolocated Wildlife
Wildlife Contest
Wildlife Contest Gold
Wildlife Contest Excellence


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Kenya Safari Trip


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SLR Bodies

Nikon D800E + MB-D12 battery grip
Nikon D200

Nikon D200
Nikon D200

Nikon F90
Nikon F90

Nikon FE2 + MD12 motor
Nikon FE2 <br />
<br />
black


P&S

Canon Powershot S5
Canon S5

5. Minolta Dimage Xi
DIMAGEXI


Lenses

AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f4G ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f4G ED VR
In it's Trunk Case
Nikon 500mm in the Trunk case

Sigma 70mm f2.8 EX DG Macro
Sigma 70mm

Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro
Sigma 150mm

Tokina 50-250mm f4-5.6 AT-X
Tokina 50-<br />
<br />
250mm f4-5.6 AT-X

Nikkor 50mm f1.8
Nikkor 50mm <br />
<br />
f1.8

Nikkor AF 28-70mm f3.5-4.5 D
Nikkor AF 28-<br />
<br />
70mm f3.5-4.5D

Nikkor Zoom AF-S DX VR 18-200 f3.5-5.6G IF-ED
Nikon 18-<br />
<br />
200mm


Lens extensions

Nikon TC-20E III
Nikon TC-20E III

Sigma 1.4x EX DG APO Tele-Converter
Sigma 1.4x EX <br />
<br />
DG APO Tele-Converter

Kenko DG Teleplus Extension Tube Set
Kenko DG <br />
<br />
Teleplus Extension Tube Set


Flash systems

Nikon Close-up Speedlight Commander Kit R1C1
Nikon SB R1C1

Nikon Speedlight SB-600
Nikon SB-25 Speedlight

Nikon SB-400 Speedlight flash
Nikon SB-400

Nikon SB-15 Speedlight flash
SB15-Nikon

Nikon SB-25 Speedlight flash
Nikon SB-25


Flash Accessories

Rogue FlashBender Large
Rogue FlashBender

LumiQuest ProMax System (Softbox/Bouncer)
Lumiquest <br />
<br />
ProMax

The Flash X-Tender (Better Beamer) FX-4
The Flash X-<br />
<br />
Tender (Better Beamer) FX-4


Bags

Think Tank Airport Addicted BackPack v2.0
Think Tank Airport Addicted BackPack v2.0

F-stop Satori EXP
F-stop Satori EXP

Lowepro Flipside 400W
Lowepro <br />
<br />
Flipside 400W


Tripods, Balheads, and Gimbals

Benro A-298 n6 tripod
Benro A-298 <br />
<br />
n6

Induro AM25 Alloy 8M
Induro AM25 Alloy 8M

Jobu Black Widow
Jobu Black Widow

Cullmann Magnesit 35Nm
Cullmann <br />
<br />
Magnesit 35

Velbon Super Mag Slider Macro Rail - Magnesium
Velbon Super <br />
<br />
Mag Slider Macro Rail - Magnesium


Other

Phottix Cleon wireless
Phottix Cleon <br />
<br />
N8

Qstarz BT-Q1000Platinum TravelRecorder
Qstarz BT-<br />
<br />
Q1000Platinum

Kinesis Beanbag/Sandbag/Waterbag "wonderful"
Kinesis Bean <br />
<br />
Bag

Jobu Surefoot NX-4
2x teleconverter (mechanical)
2x Contax teleconverter (mechanical)
A bunch of color filters (Ambico) and a polarizer for old system, 52mm
Close-up filters (+1, +2, +3) (Aroma)
Skylight 1A (55mm)
A bunch of crappy tripods
Raincover (Kata)


Storage
29. SanDisk Extreme III 2GB + 4GB
30. SanDisk Extreme IV 8GB
31. HyperDrive Space


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    garreyf says:

    "Of all my contacts on flickr, I think Mats is the best nature photographer of them all. I've told Mats several times, and I will repeat it here. Mat's images belong in National Geographic. If you do not believe me, take a look at his stream. Its very easy for one to get half decent shots in a zoo. But, Mats images are all taken in the wild. He portrays the animals in their true habitat. In addition he really pays attention to technical details. His images are all technically superb. So, when that day comes Mats, please let me know. I want a copy of that magazine with a signed autograph. And, perhaps..one day..I will join you on one of your trips. Keep up the great work.
    Garrey"

    June 13th, 2009

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    Saparevo says:

    "Love to read your story and love to see part of your life in Photo's.
    Wonderful !! all of them."

    June 17th, 2009

Joined:
July 2007
Hometown:
Garsås, Dalarna
I am:
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Occupation:
Computer Tech - Greenpeace Nordic
Website:
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