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.
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.More information...
For the 19th time the Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT) invites professional and non-professional photographers from all over Europe to join this year‘s competition.
The competition aims to illustrate the high quality and specific style of European wildlife photography through excellent pictures from Europe and all over the world. It also seeks to promote awareness for nature conservation through the means of photography.
In recognition of the photographic work of well-known photographer Fritz Pölking, the GDT in cooperation with publishing house "Tecklenborg" has launched the Fritz Pölking Prize and the Fritz Pölking Junior Prize in 2008. This award is presented within the context of the GDT contest "GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year" and is awarded annually for extraordinary work in the field of wildlife photography. This may either be a special wildlife photography project or a portfolio of individual photographs. Judgement will focus on photographic performance as well as the overall conception, idea and creative execution. The winners will be awarded cash prizes of 2,000 EUR (FPP) and 1,500 EUR (FPP Junior)!more information...
We wish you a blessed Christmas holiday season. May this Christmas bring you comfort, joy, peace and happiness to last throughout the coming year!
The GDT’s internal competition “GDT Nature Photographer of the Year" 2019 is now open for entries. Find more information, the competition rules and access to online-participation on our competition page.More information...
We were overwhelmed by the thousands of interested festival visitors! Our review in pictures is online - browse through impressive impressions and reminisce… ENJOY LÜNEN! See you again in 2019!To the review...
The winners of the renowned competition European Wildlife Photographer of the Year have been awarded in a festive award ceremony on Friday, 26 October 2018.
Cristobal Serrano with his photograph ‘Rainbow city’ came out as the overall winner of the competition.
Congratualtions to all winners!
The Fritz Pölking Junior Prize 2018 goes to Mateusz Piesiak from Poland!More information...
Just two months left - then the GDT will open the doors to the International Nature Photography Festival in Lünen!
A fantastic supporting program and exquisite exhibitions await you:
lectures by well-known nature photographers from around the globe, exciting exhibitions, a big photo market as well as a show stage...
International Nature Photography Festival 2018
25 - 27 October 2019