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Grand Prize Winners

Wild Wonders of Europe Photo Competition 2010/11

Congratulations to:

Quentin Martinez , France - The Young Crew
José Luis Rodríguez, Spain - Adults

The Athlete
Caterpillar of feathers

More than 10.000 images were submitted to the competition by hobbyists, semi-pro and pro photographers from 27 countries between August 2010 and November 2011.
Quentin and José Luis were lucky enough to win the prestigious Grand Prize:
Their own Wild Wonders of Europe Photo mission to Europe’s High Arctic archipelago, Svalbard !

PolarQuestThe two Grand Prizes were generously donated by our partner PolarQuest

José Luis Rodriguez’ image of a group of nine(!) European Bee-eaters cuddling wing to wing on a branch on a rainy day in May was considered this year’s most striking entry in the adult age group by the international panel of judges.
Acclaimed natural history photographer/filmmaker and jury member Jim Brandenburg stated: “A very emotional image, well-composed, strong in colours and with unique behaviour of the birds as a plus!

Young Crew (photographers aged 17 and under) winner Quentin Martinez found a different perspective for his photograph of a marsh frog: he went under water with his camera, shooting the swimming frog from below in full stride. “Simply fabulous!” says jury member Martina Beckmann, Senior Manager, Business Development & Communications EMEA at NikSoftware.

Quentin and José Luis will report back from their trip in the Wild Wonders of Europe blog and a selection of their best photos can be viewed in special galleries after their return in September 2012.

About the 2010/11 Comeptition

This 2nd edition of the Wild Wonders of Europe online photo competition was supported with prizes worth more than 35,000 EURO donated by Wild Wonders of Europe partners PolarQuest, Nikon, NikSoftware and EPSON, making the competition again one of the biggest and most prestigious of its kind in nature photography.

Nik Software

A big thank you also to our jury members!

Yvonne Billenkamp-Schafers / Sponsorships & Events at Nikon Europe
Johanna Vakkila / Marketing Manager at PolarQuest
Martina Beckmann / Senior Manager, Business Development & Communications EMEA at NikSoftware
Jim Brandenburg / Natural History Photographer & Filmmaker
Dr. Martin Bethke / Director Books at National Geographic Deutschland

And to all of you, the photographers and voters, who made this such a special and high-class competition again!