Magical photo of kestrel on a blossoming tree wins 2022 GDT members’ Nature Photographer of the Year

Apr 13, 2022

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Magical photo of kestrel on a blossoming tree wins 2022 GDT members’ Nature Photographer of the Year

Apr 13, 2022

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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© Thomas Hempelmann/GDT 2022 – overall winner; Bird category winner

Every year, the German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) runs a competition exclusively for the Society’s members, in addition to its European contest where anyone can enter. Still, even the society members only submit lots of amazing photos – and the best among them have been selected.

GDT has announced the 2022 winners of its members-only contest, and this year, the flattering title was awarded to Thomas Hempelmann. His image shows a gorgeous kestrel sitting on a blossoming branch, but there are some lovely category winners as well, so let’s take a look.

GDT counts over members coming from 11 European countries. Thomas Hempelmann is a 23-year-old photographer whose image The florist in a field was selected among the 6,400 submitted photos. Other than becoming the overall winner, Thomas also won in the Birds category.

Overall, the contest has seven categories: Birds, Mammals, Other Animals, Plants and Fungi, Landscapes, Nature’s Studio, and a special category. This year’s special category was created in cooperation with NABU Foundation for National Natural Heritage, and it was named Beech – Tree of the Year 2022. “The beech is considered the ecologically most important tree species in our country,” GDT explains, “reason enough to dedicate a separate category to it.”

Take a look at the category winners and runner-ups below, and make sure to visit the competition’s website for more details and more stunning photos.

© Karsten Mosebach/GDT 2022 – Bird runner-up
© Jose Fragozo/GDT 2022 – Mammals category winner
© Jonathan Fieber/GDT 2022 – Mammals runner-up
© Heinz Buls/GDT 2022 – Other Animals category winner
© Christian-Dietrich Morawitz/GDT 2022 – Other Animals runner-up
© Felix Wesch/GDT 2022 – Plants and Fungi category winner
© Stefan Wagner/GDT 2022 – Plants and Fungi runner-up
© Steffen Jung/GDT 2022 – Landscapes category winner
© Felix Wesch /GDT 2022 – Landscapes runner-up
© Radomir Jakubowski/GDT 2022 – Nature’s Studio category winner
© Uwe Hasubek/GDT 2022 – Nature’s Studio runner-up
© Stefan Imig/GDT 2022 – Beech – Tree of the Year 2022 winner
© Sigi Zang/GDT 2022 – Beech – Tree of the Year 2022 runner-up

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Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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