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Meet the Jury

Who will vote for your shot?

Your photos will be judged by a panel of internationally renowned nature photographers, ornithologists and photography experts.

Marcel Burkhardt

project coordinator at the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach, nature photographer

From bird-watching to bird photography: For many years, I have dedicated much of my free time to bird-watching and nature conservation. My pictures are an attempt to capture the beauty of birds and the fascination they inspire.

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Mel Weber

nature photographer

I live in the border area between the Bernese Oberland and Emmental. Whenever possible I’m out and about, looking for wildlife, spectacular landscapes and the perfect light.

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Hansruedi Weyrich

Nature Photographer, Vice-President of Naturfotografen Schweiz, President of the Natura Helvetica Association (magazine)

For almost 30 years I have often been out in nature with binoculars and camera. My two main subjects are the coastal bears of Alaska and the bearded vultures in the Alps. As a passionate nature photographer I would like to contribute with my pictures to the fact that the diversity of nature is appreciated and consequently protected. For more than 10 years, this has also included holding workshops for bird photographers.

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Martin Wieser

Segment Development Manager Canon

As Segment Development Manager at Canon, I am responsible for the business of the individual professional media segments in the region DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), which includes nature photography. In daily contact with the users and as a product specialist, I am a link between customers and Canon. In addition to my profession, I passionately like to photograph nature and animals.

Bertrand Gabbud

board member of the Association suisse des photographes et cinéastes naturalistes

I was born in 1974 in Val de Bagnes in the Valais Alps. As early as primary school, I discovered a world of rock and ice in the mountains, inhabited by fantastic animals. As my passion grew, I later acquired my first SLR camera. For many years I captured rare encounters on slide with film equipment. Since 2006, digital technology has replaced slides and opened up new horizons for my photography. Since this change, I dedicate many of my outings to emblematic species such as the little owl, the snow hare or the rock partridge.

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Rock Ptarmigan | Olivier Born
2nd placeContest 2015