The GDT (German Association for Nature Photography) demands and fosters nature photography that commits itself equally to authenticity, unconditional nature conservation and artistic quality. On this ground the GDT hosts the renowned competition European Wildlife Photographer of the Year (EWPY).
From around 18.000 entries every year, an international jury selects the ten best images in nine categories as well as the winners of the Fritz Pölking Prize. This year, for the first time and for an initial period of three years, the Rewilding Europe Award was announced in cooperation with Rewilding Europe. All winning images are presented in this exhibition.
Anette Mossbacher: Tree of Life
Arnfinn Johansen: Arctic Fox in a Swarm of Mosquitoes
Terje Kolaas: Bird Migration
Fabrice Guerin: Waterballet
The awarded images reflect all aspects of modern nature and wildlife photography and represent the huge variety of photographic topics in this specific field. Showcasing the exceptional quality and specific style of European nature photography and raising awareness for the concept of nature conservation through the means of photography are everlasting aims of our competitions. It goes without saying that ethical standards and non-manipulated images are a core value.
As Europe’s most prominent association for Nature Photography, the GDT benefits from a strong international network and pooling of knowledge and experience for more than 50 years. Knowledge transfer, artistic demands, authenticity and the protection of nature are at the core of its activities.
In a time of an overwhelming amount of random images, the GDT stands for nature photography with attitude. Her members live this approach in their images, in their striving for quality, in joint learning and the overall aim to constantly better themselves as both photographers and conservationists.