“Nature in black and white” and “The Bergisches Land” – nature photography at the Museum Koenig Bonn

Federspiel – Heligoland / Germany. The unique mating behavior of these beautiful birds can be observed well in the colony of bassanus (Morus bassanus) on Heligoland. Canon EOS 1D Mark III | 500 mm | 1/1000 sec. | f/5.6 | ISO 200 | freehand © Sandra Walkowiak


From Berchtesgaden to the Bergisches Land and Mecklenburg to sub-Saharan Africa: 16 photographers from the Eschmar Nature Photography Meeting will be showing their work as part of the 19th Eschmar Nature Photography Days at Museum Koenig Bonn on March 16 and 17, 2024. The special exhibitions “Nature in black and white” and “The Bergisches Land: Landscape meets Macro” will also be on display at Museum Koenig Bonn from March 14.

The photographers of the Naturfototreff Eschmar share their passion for photography. On March 16 and 17, 2024, they will show their photographs, the fascinating beauty and fragility of our nature and promote a respectful, protective approach – because we are all part of nature: forays through the Berchtesgadener Land, infinite beauty and impressions from sub-Saharan Africa, and – underestimated as a spectacular photo hotspot – the Bergisches Land with its extremely interesting nature.



“Nature in black and white” – a special kind of nature photography

Nature photography in black and white is both challenging and fascinating – the subtle interplay of light and shadow becomes the focus of the image composition and models lines in the landscape, silhouettes of animals and trees, structures and textures of surfaces on water or rocks. From the vast to the intimate landscape, from large African animals to the local world of birds and insects or sophisticated detail and macro shots: the exhibition invites you to follow the photographic-creative view of nature in black and white.



Hidden beauties: “The Bergisches Land – Landscape meets Macro”

A nature photographer from the Niederberg region, a nature photographer from the Oberberg region and three years of photography together in the Bergisches Land: the result is spectacular landscape and macro shots that allow you to discover a supposedly familiar region in a completely new way.



Further information on the Eschmar nature photo meeting place


Catch of the day – Pusztaszer / Hungary. Kingfishers are among the jewels of our bird world. With their colorful iridescent plumage, they are particularly eye-catching and sought-after photo subjects. Observing and photographing them is almost impossible without camouflage. I observed this kingfisher fishing from a camouflaged hiding place. The moment when it rises explosively in a spray of water is exciting and breathtaking in its dynamics. OM System OM-1 | 125 mm | 1/4000 sec. | f/4.5 | ISO 1250 © Paul M. Kornacker (GDT)
The Wave – Arizona / USA. The Wave is an absolutely fascinating landscape in the Coyote Buttes North Paria Canyon. Those who reach the Wave after a strenuous hike are overwhelmed by the work of art that nature has created. Canon EOS 5D | 20 mm | 1/30 sec. | f/22 | ISO 100 | tripod © Uwe Wuller (GDT)
Pink on the quarry stage © Frauke Fuck
Congo – Lango Baii © Silke Hullmann
Rapids on the Agger, Canon EOS R | 105 mm | 1/5 sec. | f/10 | ISO 100 | tripod © Uwe Wuller
Flaming snowdrop, Olympus E-M1 Mark III | 55 mm | 1/5000 sec. | f/1.2 | ISO 200 © Frauke Fuck


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