Pictures from the heart of nature; The winners of the 2021 German nature photography competition

Pictures from the heart of nature; The winners of the 2021 German nature photography competition

The German Association For Medical Photography ( GDT ) Has Announced The Winners Of Its 2021 Member Competition. The Participants Of This Competition Competed In Seven Different Categories.

GDT, the non-profit organization for wildlife and nature photography in Germany, is one of Europe’s leading associations in nature photography.

The association, which organizes this contest annually for its members, has announced the winners of the 2021 nature photographer in seven categories, including birds, mammals, other animals, plants and fungi, landscapes, nature studio, and this year’s particular type, “We Are Family.”

The final winner was awarded an Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera with its prime lens, and all winners and runners-up in each category received their prize.

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birds

The winners of the 2021 German nature photography competition

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The winning photo of this category is an image recorded by two photographers, Carsten Mosbach and Bernhard Vollmer, one of which was announced as the final winner of the competition. These two photographers won the award in both individual and team categories. The winning image, “Agile Swallow,” shows a barn swallow in flight. The two artists chose a long exposure to create the effect of the image and were able to stabilize the bird’s movement toward the end of the exposure using the flash unit. They aimed to portray the beauty and elegance of these birds, which is especially evident during flight.

mammals

The winners of the 2021 German nature photography competition

Peter Landel won the prize in the mammal category by recording the image of a maned lion with its cub. This picture shows a playful lion cub walking alongside its father in the bright light of day. Linser also won this competition last year.

Other animals

The winners of the 2021 German nature photography competition

This ” Galhorak ” photo was the winning photo in the other animal category. Escort Portley captured the image of this amphibious fish when it jumped up and reflected the sunlight, showing off the shine of its shiny skin.

Plants and fungi

The winners of the 2021 German nature photography competition

Stephen Imig won the Plants and Mushrooms category with the ” Porcelain Mushrooms” image above. Taken from below, this image shows mushrooms growing on a tree trunk as if looking up. The wide-angle shot shows the main tree with all the trees and forest surrounding it.

Scenes

The winners of the 2021 German nature photography competition

” Volcano? » is the title of the winning landscape shot by Corinna Leonbacher in the Dolomites during a thunderstorm. The sky and clouds are illuminated by lightning and are seen in purple color.

nature studio

The winners of the 2021 German nature photography competition

Sandra Bartocha is the photographer of the beautiful image above titled ” Golden Waves. ” This category includes creatively captured and processed photos showcasing various aspects of nature, such as color, pattern, movement, and more. Bartocha’s image shows gentle waves in which sunlight is reflected.

We are family

The winners of the 2021 German nature photography competition

The winner of the new category for 2021 is the picture ” Family Breakfast ” by Corinna Leonbacher. The winning image shows two ducks, shoulder to shoulder, feeding their black and white chicks.

Jury Award

The winners of the 2021 German nature photography competition

Alexandra Wunsch won this award by capturing the ed ” Forest Birspecial image above. ” In this photo, a blackbird sits on a small branch in a forest full of light.

Due to the corona restrictions, this year’s voting was done online with the participation of all members. In this contest, 6,470 photographers registered, and after going through the pre-judging process, GDT members could vote to determine this year’s winners in all seven categories.

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