Paul Klaver


Paul Klaver is a wildlife filmmaker and photographer from Holland. For two years he has been working in Dutch nature reserve the Oostvaardersplassen on the feature film ‘The New Wilderness’. Working as a cameraman, he is mainly responsible for all the timelapse-sequences presented in the film. Many processes in nature are too slow to observe with the naked eye. But when speeded up, a whole new world unfolds itself. A flower opening in the early morning light, a tree freezing during a cold winter night with stars passing by or the appearing of a rainbow during a storm, all make up for a magical experience. Upon release, the film received critical acclaim and was a hit at the box office.

Once they enter fresh water chum salmon stop feeding and morph into an aggressive creature intent only on mating. After spawning, they die and their bodies become a source of nutrients for everything in the forest and sea. More.