King presents Panda Book of the Year
The King and Claes Grundsten during the presentation of the Panda Book of the Year 2010 award. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/Scanpix
On Wednesday 14 October, The King presented the Panda Book of the Year 2010 award to nature photographer and writer Claes Grundsten, for his work 'Sweden's National Parks'. The award was presented during a ceremony at WWF's autumn meeting at Ulriksdal Palace.
Claes Grundsten was honoured "for taking the reader on a magical journey with his impressive photographs and expert texts, highlighting the unique natural treasures to be found in our national parks in an inspiring way".
The Panda Book of the Year award is for the best descriptions of nature in words and pictures published in Sweden.
During the ceremony at Ulriksdal Palace, The King presented environment journalist Susanna Baltscheffsky with the Worldwide Fund for Nature's Carl Mannerfelt Prize 2009. Susanna Baltscheffsky was honoured for her journalistic ability to spread knowledge of and encourage commitment to environmental issues.
The King and Susanna Baltscheffsky during the presentation of the Carl Mannerfelt Prize. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/Scanpix
The King also presented the Worldwide Fund for Nature's Jihde Prize to Koster resident Göran Larsson for his work in supporting the establishment of Kosterhavet National Park, Sweden's first underwater national park, which was opened in September this year.
The King and Göran Larsson, local board of Koster, during the presentation of the Jihde Prize. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/Scanpix