The Scandinavian Big Five

"De 5 stora"

Myth, preconceived ideas, and belief still strongly influence the debate about the Scandinavian big five carnivores. In an attempt to raise general awareness and to separate fact from fiction, the photographers and writers Magnus Elander and Staffan Widstrand together with journalist Johan Lewenhaput have launched the carnivore initiative "The Scandinavian Big Five". The biggest knowledge initiative to date concerning the Scandinavian big five carnivores: Wolf, Bear, Lynx, Wolverine and Man.


Kolmården Zoo: Summer 1999
Outdoors fair, Älvsjö: Spring 2000
Borås Zoo: Summer 2000
Carnivore centre, Värmland: Autumn 2000
Orsa Grönklitt: Winter 2001
Säfsen Conference centre and resort: Autumn 2001
Järvzoo: Winter 2002
Forest museum, Silvanum: Spring 2002
Nordens Ark: Summer 2003
Kulturhuset, Stockholm: Autumn 2003 (as a part of the exhibition "Carnivores Alike")