Frans Lanting: LIFE -Collection


Suomen Luonnonvalokuvaajat ry luovuttaa Frans Lantingin valokuvista kertyneen tuoton lyhentämättömänä Suomen WWF:n ilmastokampanjan hyväksi.

Tarjolla on 10 kpl Frans Lantingin LIFE-kokoelmaan kuuluvia teoksia.


Osallistu Ilmastotalkoisiin - saat lahjoituksesi vastineeksi ainutkertaisen valokuvateoksen. Maailman tunnetuimman luontokuvaajan teos on arvokas sisustustaulu niin kotiisi kuin yrityksenkin toimitiloihin.

Teosten lähtöhinta on 200 euroa. 

Saatavana olevat teokset:


Luovutettu: Peter Lund / 500 €
1. Volcano at dawn. Hawaii Vulcanoes kansallispuisto. Havaiji.
Kuva: Frans Lanting / LIFE Collection

"One morning when I climbed to the rim of Pu´u O´o, the lava lake inside the crater had formed
a thin gray crust, but spattercones were still glowing and fumes were rising from cracks in the
fractured landscape. I felt like I had walked into a scene from the dawn of time. This was an Earth in
motion just as it was around 4.4 billion years ago when its surface was solidifying."


Luovutettu: Esa Mälkönen / Aqualife Oy, 200 €
2. Moonrise over mineral terraces. Yellowstone kansallispuisto, Wyoming, Yhdysvallat.
Kuva: Frans Lanting / LIFE Collection

"The moon is closer. Things are different. There are places on Earth that can take you back to a time
before there was life. I went to yellowstone´s hot springs and at twilight I positioned myself to
capture the Moon rising above a landscape of steaming mineral terraces. In the days of early Earth
more than four billion years, the Moon was closer than it is today. Using telephoto lens had the
optical effect of making the Moon appear larger relative to the rest of the scene."


3. Diatoms, Farlow Herbarium. Havard University, Yhdysvallat.
Kuva: Frans Lanting / LIFE Collection

"Life replicates and mutates. An assortment of diatoms from a sample of seawater photographed
through a microscope reveals the kaleidoscopic geometry of their forms. They are silica skeletons of
single-celled algae that flurish everywhere in fresh and salt water, but so tiny that 25 million would fit
in a teaspoon. Algae are ancient; they emerged perhaps as early as 1,8 billion years ago. Diatoms
evolved much more recently, and they are now so abundant that they account for up to one quarter
of all photosynthetic activity on the planet. More than 70,000 species have been recognized so far."


Luovutettu: Lauri Koivulehto / 200 €
4. Flower Hat jelly, Olindias formosa. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Kalifornia.
Kuva: Frans Lanting / LIFE Collection

"Life learns to move. I was spellbound when I saw the multicolored tentacles wawe from the pinstriped
bell of this extraordinary flower hat jelly, a drifter in sea currents which also spends time moving
along the ocean floor. The ancestors of jellies were among the first animals whose bodies exhibited
an organized architecture, with groups of cells joined together as tissues that performed unified


Luovutettu: Kaisa Sirén / 200 €
5. Tuatara, Sphenodon guntheri, North Brother Island, Uusi-Seelanti.
Kuva: Frans Lanting / LIFE Collection

"Tuataras are echoes of that era. All reptiles are classified as either crocodilians, snakes and lizards,
turtles and tortoises, or tuataras. In the first three groups there are thousands of living species; in
the tuatara group there are only two. Tuataras are the last survivors of an ancient lineage that first
shows up in fossil record 240 million years ago. Tuataras today look practically the same, and are often
referred to as living fossils. Their endurance in evolutionary time is parallel bu their individual
longevity: These slow-growing dragons can live up to a century, once they emerge from eggs that take
up to 15 months to hatch. Tuataras survive on just a few small islands off new Zealand.
I joined researchers working on one tiny islet, the only place in world where the rearest of the two
species of tuataras lives. One evening I had the opportunity to create this portrait. Sharp side-lighting
from a strobe made tuatara look as immutable as the rock itself, a creature frozen in time."


Luovutettu: Tapio Kostet / Avikos Oy, 300 €
6. African elephant and greater kudu. Choben kansallispuisto, Botswana.
Kuva: Frans Lanting / LIFE Collection

"A world fit for mammals... The first mammals evolved from reptiles at least 210 million years ago, but
during their initial 145 million year they lived in the shadow of dinosaur. Those early mammals are not
well known, but most of them were probably small, nocturnal creatures. It was the demise of
dinosaurs that triggered a spectacular diversification of mammals into the more than 4,000 species
alive today. At an African waterhole I waited for the moment when a kudu passed behind an elephant
to frame both as examples of different mammaian forms."


Luovutettu: Kari Loimu / 250 €
7. Desert spadefoot frog, Notaden nichollsi, Keski-Australia.
Kuva: Frans Lanting / LIFE Collection

"Frogs adaot to deserts. Ambhibians like this desert spadefoot frog are dependent on water for
reproduction, but over time they managed to colonize even harsh environments like Australia´s
central deserts, where water is scarce resource. The desert spadefoot frog has mastered the art
of surviving without water for years. It burrouws into the ground, secretes a membrane around
itself, and goes into the deep sleep of asetivation. But it only takes one rainstorm to wake it up.
I photographed this frog as it broke the surface of a patch of wet sand and resumed life."


Luovutettu: Tapio Kostet / Avikos Oy, 200 €
8. Quiver trees, Aloe dichotoma. Richtersveldin kansallispuisto, Etelä-Afrikka.
Kuva: Frans Lanting / LIFE Collection

"On land life turns tough. Life had to harden to minimize water loss on land. Quiver trees, succulent
plants in the aloe family, thrive in arid parts of southern Africa, and cope with less than three icnhes
of annual rainfall. I emphasized the harshness of the scene by framing a rocky background behind the
trees, instead of blue sky."


9. Buttressed trees, Cockscomb Basin suojelualue, Belize.
Kuva: Frans Lanting / LIFE Collection

"Jungles arise, sparking new layers interdependence. After Gondwana began to break apart around
100 million years ago, life got lush. In tropical latitudes new winds began to blow moisture-laden air
from warm seas inland, where forests took root in which flowering plants multiplied rapidly in shape
and size, eventually groving into the bewildering jungles that we know as tropical rainforests today."


Luovutettu: Martti Tenhunen / 200 €
10. Surf and Snares crested penguins, Eudyptes robustus, The Snares, Uusi-Seelanti.
Kuva: Frans Lanting / LIFE Collection

"I visualized the surfing motion of an incoming tide with a time exposure as a wawe swept through kelp
along the shore of a forlorn island south of New Zealand. Millions of petrels and penguins use this
island as a home base for a life that is dependent on the nounty of the surrounding sub-Antarctic

Valokuvaaja Frans Lanting on henkilökohtaisesti tavattavissa Finlandia-talon
Kirjatorilla 22.10.2007 klo 17.30-18.15. Samassa tilaisuudessa hän jakaa myös
omistuskirjoituksia tilaisuudessa saatavana olevaan LIFE-kuvateokseen.

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Huutokaupan järjestävät yhteistyössä Suomen Luonnonvalokuvaajat ry ja Maailman luonnonsäätiö WWF.
Huutokaupattavat teokset on lahjoittanut Frans Lanting, yksi aikamme merkittävimmistä luontokuvaajista.

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