Photo Tours – Presentations – New Awards
On 15 October 2019 I had the overwhelming experience of attending the awards ceremony of “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” competition in the London Natural History Museum.
Regarding my person, I was delighted that my photo ‘Old man’s beard and harvestment’s legs’ was deemed ‘Highly Commended’ in the category black/white.
Of more than 48 000 world-wide entries, 100 photos were judged to be awarded.
In 2017 I had good reason to be overly pleased with distinctions I received from various competitions. The Bio Photo Contest awarded my photos ‘Chamois at Dawn’ and ‘Sheltered from Snow’ as Highly Commended. The competition “Naturschätze Europas” to which 1 130 photographers from 41 countries submitted their pictures and which resulted in me being awarded with the fifth place for my photo ‘Harvest Man’.
I initially presented “Scotland – Impressions of the Highlands and Costal Landscapes” in May 2013 at the “Glanzlichter” Festival in Fürstenfeldbruck (Bavaria). I was invited to present the revised and updated version at several nature fairs, among which was the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Luxemburg Nature Photographers Association as well as in Stapelfeld. I have also prepared a lecture entitled “Nature Photography in my own Backyard” which I have had the honor of presenting several times.
In March of 2014 I led the first photography tour arranged fully by me to the central Scottish Highlands. In addition to the unspoiled landscape, the primary motivation of the three nature photographers who accompanied me on this trip was to be deer, red grouse, reindeer, and mountain hares. From 2015 until 2019, further trips followed with photographers from Germany, Luxemburg and Switzerland which – in addition to the Highlands – expanded to the Hebrides – Islay, Skye, Harris and Lewis.
Furthermore, Svalbard was the destination of several sailings. On one of the sailings I was the photographic adviser.