This photo story, framed through the lens of Estonian photographer Karl Adami, explores the stunning flora and fauna found in Estonia and Finland, highlighting just a small segment of the life in Europe’s great forests. His pictures show why we should lament the loss of these ecosystems which, if managed differently, could help us meet EU and international climate and biodiversity targets.
Adami has wanted to capture the hidden moments in forests since he ‘stumbled across a roe deer giving birth’ and now finds himself in a race against time to document forest biodiversity. “At the moment, I’m trying to capture as much as possible of what’s left, mainly keystone habitats, which are packed with biodiversity. Last year I filmed a beautiful old pine grove for a movie, and when it was time for the premiere, that forest was gone. So I’ve been capturing moments, places and landscapes that no longer exist.”