Our purpose is to save the remaining areas of wild nature and wildlife in the world. We believe in positive stories and positive images. Everything on this planet is interconnected; this is the web of life that creates the biodiversity we have to protect. If we destroy that, we destroy nature’s cycles and our own future. Unfortunately, we humans have lost the ancient wisdom of living together with nature. We need to reconnect our heart with our brain. And with love, the driving force in all aspects of life, we can rewrite the future of our planet.
At this very moment, we are establishing a foundation for our Project WILD. Our goal is to work with nature conservation for the rest of our lives and to support others in doing so. In short, we want to protect what we love.
"We feel so lucky and privileged to live our dream: Photographing the last wild places on the planet and documenting vanishing traditional tribes before they disappear forever. We really love what we do, and this is our passion! Help us preserve our WILD nature. What You Love – You Will Protect."
They recently launched their life's masterpiece of a photographic fine art book filled with photos from their more than 25 expeditions around the world - their love letter to nature and to protect what they love the most. It is a story about fighting for your life and a desire to live that is greater than most people and lastly, how love and teamwork conquer all.
On their 25th and last expedition to Gabon, Uri was stabbed by a supposed poacher from Boko Haram on a local market. The next day he died for 2 minutes during heart surgery, but luckily Uri survived as his will to live was obviously stronger than death, and today he is still grateful for life, even sitting in a wheelchair learning how to walk again. Helle is just as much of a fighter, standing by his side for the whole time, dedicating every minute of her life to Uri.
Helle Løvevild Golman and Uri Løvevild Golman
Helle Løvevild Golman and Uri Løvevild Golman are both National Geographic photographers and explorers, Canon Ambassadors and fellow members of respectively The Women Adventurers' Club and Adventurers' Club of Denmark.
Far north in the Arctic, Helle and Uri met and fell in love during an expedition, and since then, they have not been apart. They now spend half of the year working in some of the most remote regions of the world, while the other half is spent back home sorting images, producing articles and books from their small cabin in the woods in northern Denmark. Their main goal in photography is to promote conservation love for nature.
As a young girl, Helle spent a lot of her time sailing the waters around Denmark with her family on their small sailboat. These childhood adventures gave her a taste of the outdoor life and a passion for nature, which is something that has only grown stronger with age. With a university degree in Near Eastern Archaeology and ranger training from Africa, she has spent the last 20 years travelling all 7 continents as a wildlife guide. She has led safaris in Africa and worked as an expedition leader on vessels in the Arctic and Antarctica. The camera has always been her companion during her adventures.
Uri grew up in the Danish countryside, and since childhood, he has always felt the need for nature and adventure. He picked up his first camera at the age of 12 and hasn't put it down since. With a background as a graphic designer, Uri has published a number of books showcasing his images from the Arctic, India and Africa. His book, Tiger Spirit, was awarded the WWF Panda Book title in 2011, and the prize was presented by King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden.