Award-winning photographer 

"When I was 20 years old, I decided to travel the world. After a year traveling in Canada, Norway and the Azores - I bought my first camera -I fell in love within the first shutter. 

 

The power of photography and media convinced me to leave my marine biology studies in Sweden to only focus on photography and conservation.


Through the camera lens, I now want to show you the beauty, the vulnerability and the importance of preservation of nature and species."


 

Magnus Lundborg is a underwater photographer and freediver based on the Swedish westcoast.
While using the camera as a tool - he wants to document the biodiversity of temperate seas and the threats it´s facing.

Having a love for cold water and subpolar seas, he spends a lot of time diving around the North Sea-coast’s in Scandinavia or traveling the world to find species that used to be found there.

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"50-60 years ago Sweden had large populations of tuna, cod, sharks and cetaceans.  They are almost all gone now due to the commercial fisheries. 

 

Instead of talking about the destructive shrimp and cod-trawlers - the swedish ministries chose to hunt down the natural predators like seals and comorants.

 

My hope is to show the public all these species, both the ones that's still here and the ones that have gone extinct."

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Photos: Elin Larsgren 

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