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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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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.

Danièle Revaz Bays

board member of the Association suisse des photographes et cinéastes naturalistes

I was born in 1964 and live in Valais in a mountain village. I have been an enthusiastic nature photographer for over 15 years and primarily seek closeness. More than exotic or rare motifs, I am drawn to nature in everyday life. Most of my photos are taken within a few kilometres of where I live. I try to highlight simple things through an artistic vision, hoping to spread an idea that is very close to my heart: to protect nature, no matter what it is and where it is, even in our cities and gardens.

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Rock Ptarmigan | Olivier Born
2nd placeContest 2015