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.


Dora Zarzavatsaki

Ingeneer and board member of Association suisse des photographes et cinéastes naturalistes

Passionate about birds and nature photography from a very young age, I have been collaborating in conservation projects for many years. Conservation work on the ground and public awareness are of particular interest to me. In my photographic work, I try to capture the fragility and the beauty of the natural world around us.


Christine Sersch

SAP consultant and board member of Naturfotografen Schweiz

Several years ago, I discovered a passion for nature photography on a photo trip. Through my pictures I try to depict the incredible diversity of natural creatures in their beauty and aesthetics. In addition to the “small” photographic subjects, I’m most tempted by moving objects or unpredictable situations: animal and bird photography offers me countless possibilities.


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.

Markus Varesvuo

Nature photographer and Canon Explorer

I’m a professional wildlife photographer, specialized in birds of the Western Palearctic, especially in my native North. I photograph only wild animals in natural light, with the aim to cover the species extensively: in their habitats, busy in action, posing in portraits. Winter and action are my favourite themes.


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Rock Ptarmigan | Olivier Born
2nd placeContest 2015