The Captivating Beauty of Nature: GDT Announces Winners of Nature Photography Contest

The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) recently unveiled the winners of its highly anticipated annual member competition, the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year for 2024. Dieter Damschen claimed the coveted title of overall winner with his breathtaking landscape photograph, which featured a flooded forest in the winter season.

Dieter’s winning photo was not only recognized as the best overall, but it also triumphed in the category of “All things flow – Germany’s river landscapes.” Speaking about his winning capture, Dieter expressed his passion for winter and his fascination with the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Elbe River Landscape, stating that he frequently visited the location to capture carefully composed images. Despite his familiarity with the area, he confessed to being constantly surprised by the ever-changing appearances of the seemingly familiar place.

This year, the GDT received an impressive total of almost 8,000 images from its 481 members hailing from 13 different countries. The images were judged by a panel of experts, but GDT members were also given the opportunity to vote for their favorite photographs across seven categories: Birds, Mammals, Other Animals, Plants and Fungi, Landscapes, Nature’s Studio, and the Special Category 2024 of Germany’s river landscapes.

While the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year competition is exclusive to society members, the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is open to all photographers residing in Europe.

In addition to Dieter Damschen’s outstanding achievement, the GDT also recognized category winners and the runners-up. The category winners showcased exceptional work across various subjects, including birds, mammals, plants and fungi, landscapes, and nature’s studio. The collection of inspiring photographs truly exemplifies the beauty and diversity of our natural world.

Whether you are a photography enthusiast or simply appreciate the wonders of nature, take a moment to immerse yourself in the stunning images that were recognized by the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year competition. You can explore the full gallery of captivating photographs on the GDT’s official website.

Category Winners:

– Marte Engelbrecht – Nature’s Studio
– Felix Wesch – Landscapes
– Heike Odermatt – Plants and Fungi
– Gerald Haas – Other Animals
– Scott Portelli – Mammals
– Levi Fitze – Birds

Runner-ups (second place):

– Flurin Leugger – Mammals
– Marion Vollborn – Birds
– Kai Kolodziej – Other Animals
– Sigi Zang – Plants and Fungi
– Florian Smit – Landscapes
– Christian Brinkmann – Nature’s Studio
– Andreas Volz – All things flow – Germany’s river landscapes

FAQ Section:

1. What is the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year competition?
The GDT Nature Photographer of the Year competition is an annual competition hosted by the German Society for Nature Photography (GDT).

2. Who won the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year for 2024?
Dieter Damschen won the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year for 2024.

3. What was the winning photograph?
Dieter Damschen’s winning photograph featured a flooded forest in the winter season.

4. In which category did Dieter’s photograph win?
Dieter’s photograph won in the category of “All things flow – Germany’s river landscapes.”

5. How many images were submitted for the competition?
A total of almost 8,000 images were submitted for the competition.

6. How many categories were there in the competition?
There were seven categories in the competition: Birds, Mammals, Other Animals, Plants and Fungi, Landscapes, Nature’s Studio, and the Special Category 2024 of Germany’s river landscapes.

7. Is the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year competition open to all photographers?
No, the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year competition is exclusive to society members.

8. Are there any related links to explore more about the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year competition?
Yes, you can explore the full gallery of captivating photographs on the GDT’s official website. GDT Official Website

Definitions:

– GDT: German Society for Nature Photography
– UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
– Biosphere Reserve: An area protected by UNESCO to promote conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems

Related Link:
– To explore more about the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year competition and see the full gallery of photographs, visit the GDT’s official website: GDT Official Website