Glanzlichter 2021

©Alfonso Lalastra

“Baumhund”, Eucalyptus, Andalusia, Spain


The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change – Zoological Research Museum Koenig in Bonn (LIB Museum Koenig) will show the fantastic winning images of the international and largest German nature photo competition “Glanzlichter 2021” from September 30th, 2021 to January 09th, 2022.

“Glanzlichter-Naturfotograf 2021″ was Fran Rubia from Spain with his winning picture ” The Observer”. “Glanzlichter Young Nature Photographer 2021” is 11-year-old Tim Gerlach, from Germany with his picture “Merganser in the Snow”. Marko König from Germany received the Fritz Pölking Award. The jury had to judge countless pictures under Corona conditions. Micha Pawlitzki, landscape photographer, Hans-Peter Schaub, biologist, nature photographer and NaturFoto editor-in-chief, Mara Fuhrmann, nature photographer, and for the Fritz Pölking Award Gisela Pölking, had truly no easy task.

Now the 86 best nature photos in eight different categories are on display at the Museum Koenig in Bonn. The exhibition can be seen during the usual opening hours. There is no separate entrance fee.

Nearly 18,000 photo submissions were reviewed in four days. The result is an impressive proof of the high reputation of the highlights of projekt natur und fotografie. The competition enjoys high national and international esteem.

In her welcoming address, Minister Svenja Schulze, Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, made it clear how important photography is in sharpening our view of nature and its protection.


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