Europe’s Natural Treasures Photo Competition 2019

 

Europe’s Natural Treasures Photo Competition

Europe’s Natural Treasures Photo Competition

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Conditions: Subjects should be drawn from nature in Europe. No more than 5 photos per entrant
Prizes: €250, €500, €750, €1,000, €1,500, the 12 prize-winning pictures will be printed in the EuroNatur calendar 2020. Up to 30 further pictures will be selected for displays in exhibitions

To something new at the international nature photo competition “Europe’s Natural”.

EuroNatur, the magazine “natur”and Gelsenwasser AG are inviting all amateur and professional photographers to embark on a photographic journey of discovery.

A specialist jury will select the most striking images of Europe’s animals, plants and landscapes. The winning photos will grace the large-format EuroNatur wall calendar and be awarded money prizes. They will also be published in the EuroNatur magazine, in the publication “natur” as well as on the websites of the organisers.

Theme

Nature

Website: https://www.euronatur.org/en/what-we-do/nature-photo-competition/competition-2019/

Europe’s Natural Treasures Photo Competition 2018 Winners

1. Place: Perfect Harmony, © Raimund Brandstätter, Europe’s Natural Treasures Photo Competition
1. Place: Perfect Harmony
© Raimund Brandstätter

Forget about Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake! The performance given by these greater flamingos on the Po delta in Italy just before sunset is one of pure elegance with perfect synchronisation. And the tern flying overhead doesn’t want to miss the show either.

 

2. Place: The Trio, © Giuseppe Bonali, Europe’s Natural Treasures Photo Competition
2. Place: The Trio
© Giuseppe Bonali

What a trio! There’s something rather spooky about the penetrating gaze of these three white featherleg damselflies. What is it that these magnificent predatory flying machines have got their compound eyes on?

 

3. Place: Triplets, © Wilfried Dunckel, Europe’s Natural Treasures Photo Competition
3. Place: Triplets
© Wilfried Dunckel

Fantastic: lazing on a sandy beach with the sun on your pelt. These three seals are having a spot of relaxation together enjoying the peace and quiet of the mudflats in the Wattenmeer National Park. That’s only possible because the outer ring of sands surrounding the island of Pellworm is out of bounds to us humans.

 

4. Place: T-Rex pose, © Vittorio Ricci, Europe’s Natural Treasures Photo Competition
4. Place: T-Rex pose
© Vittorio Ricci

For the majority of the year, the alpine newt is an inconspicuous companion, but in the breeding season males and females get all dressed up in their best swimwear.  Just how striking these amphibians can look at this time of year is shown in this photo.

 

5. Place: Gone with the wind, © Tina Scheffler, Europe’s Natural Treasures Photo Competition
5. Place: Gone with the wind
© Tina Scheffler

A brisk wind is whistling across the Norwegian Dovrefjell mountains on this October day. When the photographer comes across a herd of Musk oxen, she stays right on their trail.  Suddenly the sun breaks through, shining on this female musk ox, who is obviously making the most of the last warm rays of the year.

 

6. Place: Leaping into Action, © Andrea Fiora, Europe’s Natural Treasures Photo Competition
6. Place: Leaping into Action
© Andrea Fiora

Diving at full stretch onto the nest, this great crested grebe shows us what parental care is all about. The male and female take turns to sit on the eggs: when one goes fishing, the other wastes no time in taking over brooding duty on the floating nest.

 

7. Place: Three young owls, © Jose Luis Rodriguez, Europe’s Natural Treasures Photo Competition
7. Place: Three young owls
© Jose Luis Rodriguez

One of these three really isn’t quite ready to wake up yet. And it can be quite annoying when your brothers and sisters are so adventurous, seeming determined to explore the world beyond the security of this hollow trunk.

 

8. Place: A tender moment, © Raimund Brandstätter, Europe’s Natural Treasures Photo Competition
8. Place: A tender moment
© Raimund Brandstätter

The eyes meet! These two common blue butterflies (female, left and male, right) are still eyeing each other up, but it’s clear they are drawn to each other. They are both members of the most common species in the family of blues.

 

9. Place: Duel, © Markus Varesvuo, Europe’s Natural Treasures Photo Competition
9. Place: Duel
© Markus Varesvuo

The ruff or reeve is known for its spectacular display. Having arrived at their breeding grounds, the males grow an impressive ruff that they can erect. Then dressed in their extravagantly fancy plumage, they start to duel using their bills as daggers in the hope of attracting the favours of the rather more inconspicuous females.

 

10. Place: Thirsty, © Julian Rad, Europe’s Natural Treasures Photo Competition
10. Place: Thirsty
© Julian Rad

Luckily for squirrels, there are no crocodiles lurking in our native waters.  So this comical little chap can stop for drink without worrying. Collecting nuts and finding places to hide them really does take a lot out of you…

 

11. Place: Lightening on the horizon, © Miquel Angel Artus Illana, Europe’s Natural Treasures Photo Competition
11. Place: Lightening on the horizon
© Miquel Angel Artus Illana

40,000 amps of electric current, between one and two kilometres in length, taking 0.00003 seconds to discharge – and those are just the bare facts about lightening. What the aesthetic effect of this natural phenomenon is, has been captured here in a most impressive way in a photograph taken near Tossa de Mar on the Catalan coast.

 

12. Place: Taking a dip, © Markus Varesvuo, Europe’s Natural Treasures Photo Competition
12. Place: Taking a dip
© Markus Varesvuo

A cloudy January day in the northeast of Finland: not the weather for a swim, you’d think. Well that shows you don’t know much about dippers! This songbird the size of a starling is perfectly adapted to diving underwater in fast-flowing cold streams where he hunts for the larvae of flies and midges.

 

Europe’s Natural Treasures Photo Competition 2017 Winners

 

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