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In pictures: The GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2020

In pictures: The GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2020

In pictures: The GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2020

The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) has chosen a winner to receive its Nature Photographer of the Year 2020 award, and this year's picture selection is exactly the corona remedy we've been looking for. 

The best nature pictures of 2020

The GDT has bestowed its coveted Nature Photographer of the Year award on Peter Lindel. His photo, “A hare’s dream”, which captures a European Hare in a meadow in North Dortmund, was selected by a three-person jury as the winner of the “mammals” category, and Peter the overall winner of Nature Photographer of the Year 2020.

The jury, tasked with selecting the winner of the prestigious award, also selected a winning picture from seven different categories: Birds, Mammals, Other Animals, Plants and Fungi, Landscapes, Nature’s Studio and a special category: Water. The jury also selected their favourite photo to win the “Prize of the Jury” award.

The images are spectacular. 

Category 1: Birds

Winner: Flurin Leugger

Photo: Take-off

take-off

Image credit: Flurin Leugger / 2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year

Category 2: Mammals

Winner: Peter Lindel – Nature Photographer of the Year 2020

Photo: A hare’s dream

A hare's dream

Image credit: Peter Lindel / 2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year

Category 3: Other animals

Winner: Jens Cullmann

Photo: Danger in the Mud

Danger in the mud

Image credit: Jens Cullmann / 2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year

Category 4: Plants and Fungi

Winner: Radomir Jakubowski 

Photo: New life in a dead forest (Neues Leben im toten Wald)

New life in a dead forest

Image credit: Radomir Jakubowski / 2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year

Category 5: Landscapes

Winner: Benjamin Waldmann

Photo: Magic Light (Magisches Licht)

Magic light

Image credit: Benjamin Waldmann / 2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year

Category 6: Nature’s Studio

Winner: Jan Piecha

Photo: Flooded with Light (Lichtdurchflutet)

Flooded with light

Image credit: Jan Piecha / 2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year

Special Category: Water

Winner: Britta Strack

Photo: The Play of Water (Wasserspiel)

The play of water

Image credit: Britta Strack / 2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year

Prize of the Jury

Winner: Florian Smit

Photo: Individual (Individuum)

Category: Other Animals

Individual

Image credit: Florian Smit / 2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year

Check out the full gallery

You can check out the full gallery for each category on the GDT's website. Each category has 10 breath-taking photos denoting the jury’s top ten picks for each category. The pictures are mesmerising, thought-provoking and beautiful. Which one is your favourite?

William Nehra

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William Nehra

William studied a masters in Classics at the University of Amsterdam. He is a big fan of Ancient History and football, particularly his beloved Watford FC.

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