Michel Roggo is based in Switzerland, and this has a lot to do with his passion: he started freshwater photography in the countless crystal clear rivers and lakes of the Swiss Alps. With 25 years of experience and more than 100 expeditions worldwide, he has the skills to work on a global freshwater project: photographing about 30 locations in 5 years, this in compliance with the values and ethical standards of the International League of Conservation Photographers iLCP. So far, more than 30 locations have been photographed - but there will be a few more.

"As one of the few professional photographers specialising in underwater images of freshwater landscapes and species we strongly support Michel’s work “to produce a photographic documentation of 30 important freshwater environments from across the globe, focusing on underwater images, as a contribution to safeguarding the future of the world's wetland areas”. We see the need for raising public awareness of the beauty of underwater freshwater habitats and species through images such as these as a most important contribution to IUCN’s own work towards valuing and conserving nature."
Dr William Darwall, Head, IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit
 
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NEW LOCATION Temnik river, Buryatia
Spring on a very wild siberian river
NEW IMAGES Baykal Ozero, Siberia
Twenty percent of the world’s freshwater
Wadis of the Hajar Mountains, Oman
Crystal clear water in the desert
Limestone Coast, South Australia
Spring-fed limestone ponds and sinkholes
Sermeq Kujalleq, Kalaallit Nunaat
One of the most active glaciers and its icebergs
Danube Delta, Romania
The best preserved european river delta
Sermersuaq, Kalaallit Nunaat
The Ice Sheet with its meltwater lakes and channels
Okavango, Botswana
A river delta in the Kalahari desert
Cenotes, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Sinkholes and lagoons in Maya territory
Pantanal, Brazil
The world’s largest wetland
Jiuzhaigou, China
A World Heritage Site of outstanding beauty
Sava Dolinka and Sava Bohinjka, Slovenia
The spectacular spring creeks of the Sava River
Gorner Glacier, Swiss Alps
Meltwater channels and ponds on a frozen river
Rotomairewhenua, New Zealand
The clearest freshwater ever reported
Mosi-oa-Tunya, Zimbabwe and Zambia
T
he world’s largest sheet of falling water
Rijeka Gacka, Croatia
A giant karst spring
Kuril’skoye Ozero, Kamchatka
Hundreds of fishing Brown Bears
Te Waikoropupu, New Zealand
A sacred place for the Maori
Verzasca, Swiss Alps
Beautiful but dangerous mountain torrent
Gunung Mulu, Sarawak
Rainforest rivers flowing through caves
Plitvicka Jezera, Croatia
Sixteen lakes created by travertine barriers
Thingvellir, Iceland
A tectonic fissure filled with freshwater
Adams River, British Columbia
Millions of spawning Sockeye salmon
Wadi Wurayah, United Arab Emirates
Freshwater in the middle of the desert
Québec rivers, Canada
Atlantic salmon on spawning migration
Rio Negro Igapó, Brazil
The flooded Amazonian rainforest
River Itchen, England
Crown jewel of the chalk streams
Northern Rockies lakes, British Columbia
Untouched waterscapes
Abismo Anhumas, Mato Gross du Sul
An abyss filled with crystal clear water
Serra da Bodoquena, Brazil
A tropical river full of life
Huanglong, China
Travertine pools in the Min Mountains
NEW IMAGES Ume älven, Swedish Lapland
In the tracks of Carl von Linné
Mountain lake, Valais Alps
Seven months under thick ice
NEW IMAGES Three outstanding swiss waters
An alpine river
Three outstanding swiss waters
A peat bog
Three outstanding swiss waters
A karst spring
Floridan Aquifer, USA
Artesian water from the underground

©2009-2015 Michel Roggo | last update 23-08-2015