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.


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.


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