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Nature Photographer of the Year

2017 Edition

Jury


Keith Wilson

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Keith Wilson-chairman, Photo-editor, UK

For Keith Wilson, creative collaboration and dialogue with the great names of documentary and nature photography are his quest. He is renowned for his interviews with modern masters such as Jim Brandenburg, Steve Winter, Sebastiâo Salgado, Audun Rikardsen, Frans Lanting, Federico Veronesi, Sandra Bartocha, Jasper Doest and Britta Jaschinski.
 
Keith also specialises in editing fine art nature photography books, working with some of Europe’s leading photographers. He is the editor of the highly acclaimed Remembering Elephants and its successor Remembering Rhinos, to be published in autumn 2017.
 
A former award-winning editor of Amateur Photographer magazine, Keith is the founder of Outdoor Photography, which he edited from 2000 to 2007, Black + White Photography and Wild Planet, the world’s first monthly digital magazine devoted entirely to wildlife photography.
 
He is a highly regarded competition judge and sought-after speaker at international nature photography festivals and workshops. Keith is based in London, UK

http://www.rememberingelephants.com
http://www.rememberingrhinos.com

Jury Categories:
01- Birds   02- Mammals   03- Other animals   04- Plants and Fungi   05- Landscapes   06- Underwater   07- Nature Art   08- Man and Nature   09- Comedy   10- Youth 10-17 years   11- Fred Hazelhoff Award  

Marco Colombo

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Marco Colombo, Photographer, Italy

Marco is a young rising star, born in 1988 in Italy. Since he was a child, he is interested in nature, and looked for snakes, spiders, insects, touched tree barks, spied wild boars and foxes, admired the sea and its colourful inhabitants. In 1999-2000 he started taking photographs together with his father, trying to join my passion for nature and congealing moments of natural life in Italy.

He has been taking photographs on transparencies for many years, than he had to adopt a digital system (initially without conviction, but in the end satisfied). By 2002-2003 he started learning scubadiving tecniques, becoming then an instructor, and this practice permitted me to see and take photographs of some species hardly seen while snorkelling. Environmental Guide, he is graduated in Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy with a thesis on nocturnal activity of the European Asp (Vipera aspis), and in Natural Sciences with a thesis on habitat use in the common wall lizard (Podarcis muralis).
His work is published in many magazines, books, calenders and also interviews on television. You would not be suprsied when we say that he won several prices in big nature photo competitions.

http://www.calosoma.it

Jury Categories:
01- Birds   02- Mammals   03- Other animals   04- Plants and Fungi   05- Landscapes   06- Underwater   07- Nature Art   08- Man and Nature   09- Comedy   10- Youth 10-17 years   11- Fred Hazelhoff Award  

Erlend & Orsoyla Haarberg

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Erlend & Orsoyla Haarberg, Photographers, Norway

Erlend Haarberg was trained as a biologist and has been working as a freelance nature photographer since the early 1990s. Orsolya Haarberg is a landscape architect by training and originally from Hungary. She turned her passion for photography into a profession when she moved to Norway in 2005.

They met in 2004 and have been working together as freelance nature photographers for the last decade, specialising in photographing landscapes and wildlife in the Nordic countries. They work in the field on assignments and personal projects for more than six months a year.

Erlend and Orsolya look for the detail or the unexpected moment of light that adds atmosphere, drama or magic to a landscape. Photographing wildlife, they often choose to portray animals undisturbed as part of their environment.

The nature photographer couple won several prizes in competitions worldwide, including the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year, where Orsolya also served in the jury in 2009 and 2016. Erlend was awarded the title of Norwegian Nature Photographer of the Year six times between 1986 and 2000, while Orsolya has twice been awarded the title of Hungarian Nature Photographer of the Year.

The Haarbergs are the authors of three books: Lapland—the Alaska of Europe, Iceland—land of contrasts, and Iceland in all its splendour.

Their work has been widely published in Europe, including GEO and BBC Wildlife Magazine. Their first story for National Geographic Magazine entitled Iceland’s resilient beauty (May 2012) shows a glimpse of their work achieved during a ten month stay in Iceland. This has been followed by the stories Follow the water—Journey to the heart of Norway in November 2013 and The wild heart of Sweden in October 2015.

www.haarbergphoto.com

Jury Categories:
01- Birds   02- Mammals   03- Other animals   04- Plants and Fungi   05- Landscapes   06- Underwater   07- Nature Art   08- Man and Nature   09- Comedy   10- Youth 10-17 years   11- Fred Hazelhoff Award  

Danny Green

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Danny Green, Photographer, UK

He's based in Leicestershire, UK.  He became interested in Nature from a young age and was very rarely at home, always wandering the woods and rivers looking for wildlife. My late Grandfather was a big influence in his childhood always showing me signs of nature and pointing out different aspects of life from habitats and seasons, day and night, he is sadly missed as he would have loved to have shared his many experiences and encounters with nature with him.
 
Some 30 years on and he's still as restless and keen to learn more about the natural world to this day. All kinds of natural history are of interest from mammals, birds, insects and reptiles. He likes the excitement of travelling to exotic locations but most of his work is achieved in the UK. His favourite destination in the UK is the Shetland Isles, if the weather conditions are right it is a wildlife photographer's dream, with vast seabird Colonies and northern specialties there is always something to photograph.
 
His images are widely published and are also represented by some of the leading Picture agencies in the country like RSPB Images, Naturepl and NHPA. He has been very lucky over the years to win a few awards for his photography. He runs a successful photography tour business with Mark Sisson called Natures Images which specialises in running tours in the UK and overseas.
 
He has had the great pleasure in being asked by Canon to be a part of their prestigious Ambassador Programme and is been chosen to represent the field of nature photography as an explorer of light. Also he has been published in National Geographic magazine.
 
www.dannygreenphotography.com

Jury Categories:
01- Birds   02- Mammals   03- Other animals   04- Plants and Fungi   05- Landscapes   06- Underwater   07- Nature Art   08- Man and Nature   09- Comedy   10- Youth 10-17 years   11- Fred Hazelhoff Award  

Fanny Glazenburg

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Fanny Glazenburg, Editor-in chief, NL

She is editor-in-chief of the magazines Roots, Seasons, and Vogel Magazine. For those brands she also initiated several books, like a nature book for children, a long distance nature walk-guide, a nature photobook-guide and a book about birds of prey, which are very successful, not only in Holland, but also abroad.

Pictures are her key business, as she works with them on a daily basis. Every day she's judging and select pictures taken from all over the world by all the most famous photographers. For Roots it's all about nature, her true passion.

Roots' annual photo contest attracts over 5.000 competitors on which she is a competition judge. This contest meant the start of many photographers careers, like Frans Lanting and Jasper Doest. 

Jury Categories:
01- Birds   02- Mammals   03- Other animals   04- Plants and Fungi   05- Landscapes   06- Underwater   07- Nature Art   08- Man and Nature   09- Comedy   10- Youth 10-17 years   11- Fred Hazelhoff Award