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  • 08.06.2020 / GDT International Nature Photography Festival in Lünen

    International Nature Photography Festival 2020

    With a heavy heart we decided to cancel this year's International Nature Photography Festival due to corona pandemic. It was a very difficult decision;in the GDT's history of almost 50 years, this has never happened before.

    A 'festival light' with social distancing between people, who would normally flood the event location with their joy to meet again, with exuberant talks in all kinds of languages about the last lecture, the latest macro lens or oncoming projects, was beyond everybody's imagination. There is also the question of common sense in the shadow of the pandemic: even if the festival could somehow take place within a permitted framework – would it really be a good idea to max out everything that is permitted? Isn't it much more advisable, on behalf of a sustainable suppression of the infection for this year, to bite the bullet and renounce the festival proactively?

    We wish everyone a wonderful and sunny summer, and hope that we see each other again in the not too far future. Next year the GDT will celebrate its 50th anniversary and we would like to celebrate this with all of you.So remember: the International Nature Photography Festival 2021 will take place 29 October to 31 October - save the date! We look forward to seeing you!

  • 25.05.2020 / aus: Exhibitions

    Exhibition 'European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019' reopened!

    Since May 19, 2020, the Stadtmuseum Schleswig has reopened at regular opening times and presents the exhibition European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019. The pictures can be viewed until Sunday, June 14, 2020. The planned tours unfortunately have to be canceled.

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  • 23.04.2020 / aus: Contests

    Peter Lindel is GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2020


    Last weekend, the German Society for Nature Photography (Gesellschaft für Naturfotografie - GDT) selected the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2020. The overall winner of the society's member's competition is Peter Lindel from Dortmund with his photograph of a hare.

    Congratulations!


    Due to corona pandemic, voting was not carried out during the annual general meeting, but was completed online for the first time ever in the GDT's history with great participation by our members.

    All winners receive a merchandise voucher donated by AC-Foto. The overall winner also receives a OM-D E-M1 Mark III 12-40mm kit by Olympus. We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support!

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  • 20.01.2020 / aus: Contests

    European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020

    This competition is open for photographers residing within Europe and for GDT members. NEW: Fritz Pölking Prize and Fritz Pölking Junior Prize - This story and portfolio prize is from now on a special category integrated in the competition!

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  • 17.12.2019 / aus: Contests

    Our member competition 'GDT-Nature Photographer of the Year 2020' has started!

    Entry deadline is on February 1st 2020 at midnight. We look forward to receiving your images!

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  • 25.11.2019

    Dates 2020/21

    GDT-Nature Photographer of the Year (GNPY) Start:
    20.12.2019
    Deadline:
    1.2.2020
    European Wildlife Photographer of the Year (EWPY) & Fritz Pölking Prize (FPP) Start:
    20.01.2020
    Deadline:
    1.3.2020
    General annual meeting 18.04.2020 CANCELLED!  
    GDT International
    Nature Photography

    Festival in Lünen
    23.-25.10.2020 CANCELLED!  
    GDT International
    Nature Photography

    Festival in Lünen
    29.-31.10.2021  

  • 25.10.2019 / aus: Contests

    Eduardo Blanco Mendizabal from Spain is "European Wildlife Photographer of the Year" 2019!

    The winners of the renowned competition European Wildlife Photographer of the Year have been awarded in a festive award ceremony on Friday, 25 October 2019.
    Eduardo Blanco Mendizabal with his photograph ‘The Ghost’ came out as the overall winner of the competition.
    Congratualtions to all winners!

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  • 07.10.2019 / aus: Contests

    Stephan Amm from Germany is the winner of Fritz Pölking Prize 2019!

    The Fritz Pölking Junior Prize 2019 goes to Thomas Hempelmann. And so, for the first time in this award both winners are from Germany.

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  • 27.05.2019 / aus: GDT International Nature Photography Festival in Lünen

    International Nature Photography Festival 2019 - The ticket pre-sale will start June 5

    For the 27th time the Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT) will open the doors to the International Nature Photography Festival in Lünen. An exquisite program invites photographers and visitors from all over the world to this most renowned festival of its kind in Europe: in addition to live presentations by national and international wildlife photographers, workshops, seminars and exhibitions, a stage at the photo market with a series of product presentations and short talks on all things nature photography will provide ample opportunity to talk shop. An extensive photo market will offer information on the latest in camera technology as well as on tried and tested equipment.

    To meet our ambition of international exchange, there will be simultaneous interpreting of all the lectures during the festival and the possibility to listen to them in either German or English via headphones. Welcome to Lünen!

    Ticket sale starts 5 June! Advance bookings online at www.gdtfoto.de.
    All information about the festival you’ll find here from 5 June.

  • 06.05.2019 / aus: Contests

    Klaus Tamm is GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2019

    During their annual general meeting last weekend, the Society of German Nature Photographers (Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen - GDT) selected the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2019. The overall winner is Klaus Tamm from Wuppertal, Germany with the photo of a yellow-collared mouse. All the results of the competition you can find in our gallery.

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Dates 2020/2021

GDT-Nature Photographer of the Year (GNPY)
Start: 20.12.2019 
Deadline: 1.2.2020

European Wildlife Photographer of the Year (EWPY) &
Fritz Pölking Prize (FPP)

Start: 20.01.2020
Deadline: 1.3.2020

General annual meeting CANCELED!
18.04.2020 CANCELLED!

GDT International
Nature Photography
Festival in Lünen
23. - 25.10.2020 CANCELLED!

GDT International
Nature Photography
Festival in Lünen
29. - 31.10.2021

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