26 - 28 October 2018

Enjoy Lünen

The International Nature Photography Festival is coming up soon, and for the 26th time the town on the river Lippe will turn into the centre for nature photographers from all over the world. As always, there will be a diverse lecture programme by national and international photographers covering the broad range of what nature photography today has to offer.

Join Carlton Ward Jr. to discover the unknown aspects of Florida and follow Theo Bosboom to Europe's wild coasts. Have Bruno D'Amicis let you in on the secret of Europe's oldest beech trees and listen to a Norwegian tale of whales and herring by Espen Bergersen. Klaus Nigge will report on the largest bird of the world, and Javier Aznar González de Rueda takes you to the world of small creatures in the rainforests of Ecuador. Take a flight with Milan Radisics across magnificent waterworlds and allow yourself to be captivated by diverse urban life, successful re-introduction programmes, blooming military training areas, animal suffering in the age of the Anthropocene, aesthetics found in ice and abstract plant worlds.

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.

The large photo market with more than 70 vendors offers tried and tested items as well as the latest developments in camera technology, travel and specialist literature. And this year will also see plenty of additional exhibitions with images to enchant, surprise and trigger reflectiveness.

So, join us in our happy anticipation of 26th edition of the GDT International Nature Photography Festival!



Admission is free to

  • award ceremony and exhibition opening of the “GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018“
  • premier exhibitions GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 and Fritz Pölking Prize 2018
  • exhibition of the members' competition GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2018
  • exhibitions by national and international nature photographers
  • large photo market on 1286 sqm with its own unique stage program
  • free clean & check service by Canon, Nikon and Olympus for your equipment
  • product presentations and short seminars by various companies

We look forward to seeing you and hope you will have a great weekend at the GDT International Nature Photography Festival!


1. Exhibitors at the photo market
You can download the list of exhibitors here.

2. Stage program at the photo market
The supplementary mixed stage program with product presentations and short lectures on all aspects of nature photography you can download here.

3. Individual exhibitions in the image gallery
The program of exhibitors in the image gallery will be publicized here from around end of July.