Britta Jascinski (UK/DE) runner-up man and nature NPOTY 2017

Mike Korostelev (RUS) overall winner NPOTY 2017

Bastien Riu (FR) Winner category Nature Art NPOTY 2016

Remio Savisaar (EST) Winner category Landscape NPOTY 2017

Shane Gross (CAN) Runner-up category Underwater NPOTY 2017

Radomir Jakubowski (DE) Runner-up category Plants and Fungi NPOTY 2016

Corné Koopmans (NL) Highly Commended category Young 10-17 years NPOTY 2016

Jury Nature Photographer of the Year 2018

Nature Photographer of the Year has great line-up of expert judges to review the images for this year’s competition. This judges have all a background. with nature photographyThe judges come from diverse backgrounds, but we have ensured that an emphasis on photography and nature remains at the core. We are sure that they will have differing views on what makes a good picture and look forward to the lively debates that will ensue before the winners are selected!

During our yearly Nature Talks Photo Festival on the 10/11th of November 2018 in the Netherlands we will annouce all the winners. The winners will also have a Photo Exhibition on the festival before it will be traveling through the Benelux. 

So enter the contest now and, do a bit for nature and we will show everybody your amazing images.

Keith Wilson - Photo editor

Keith Wilson - Photo editor

Chairman jury

Keith Wilson

For Keith Wilson, creative collaboration and dialogue with the great names of documentary and nature photography are his quest. He is renowned for his interviews with modern masters such as Jim Brandenburg, Steve Winter, Sebastiâo Salgado, Audun Rikardsen, Frans Lanting, Federico Veronesi, Sandra Bartocha, Jasper Doest and Britta Jaschinski.

Keith also specialises in editing fine art nature photography books, working with some of Europe’s leading photographers. He is the editor of the highly acclaimed Remembering Elephants and its successor Remembering Rhinos. His new project is Photographer against Wildlife Crime.

A former award-winning editor of Amateur Photographer magazine, Keith is the founder of Outdoor Photography, which he edited from 2000 to 2007, Black + White Photography and Wild Planet, the world’s first monthly digital magazine devoted entirely to wildlife photography.


He is a highly regarded competition judge and sought-after speaker at international nature photography festivals and workshops. Keith is based in London, UK  



Jasper Doest

Jasper Doest

Jury member

Jasper Doest is a Dutch photographer who works at the intersection between man and nature while creating visual stories that provide an insight in the non-human lives we share this planet with.

As an ecology major Jasper knows human life depends on everything our planet has to offer, yet he recognises the unsustainable nature of the current human patterns of consumption. Through his photographic work he gives a voice to the natural world and tries to bridge the gap between the natural world and ourselves. 

As a true believer in the power of photography to initiate change, Jasper is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and a Dutch World Wildlife Fund ambassador. His work has been contributing to international journals such as National Geographic MagazineSmithsonian Magazine and GEO and received numerous awards, including World Press Photo and Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Jasper frequently lectures on photography, conservation and global sustainability and has presented at venues such as the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn and The Royal Geographical Society in London and ofcourse at Nature Talks Photo Festival

Mario Suarez Porras

Mario Suarez Porras

Jury member

Born in Asturias, Northern Spain, were he lives and works as a Primary teacher, which allows him to instill his students love for Nature. 

Now 50, he is a photographer since he was 13, when his father gave him his first SLR camera. The arrival of digital photography was the starting point of his current passion: bird photography.

Living close to the North Spanish coast, a great place for sea-shore birds and their migrations, has allowed him to specialize in photographing these amazing little traveler birds during the last 15 years.

Mario has worked with nature magazines, newspapers and government publications, has participated in several exhibitions and has also been awarded in most of the best international Nature Photography contests. He has also taken part as a jury in some of them. Mario is an active member of several Nature and Birds Associations, but he feels especially proud of being a founding member, and nowadays president, of AFONAS, the Nature Photographers Association of his county. 

 My passion is bird photography, and I try to show the beauty of birds. I attempt to capture unique moments. If it weren’t for the magic of photography these moments would go unnoticed. And there are many of those waiting for us to view.

And what do I want to transmit? Well hopefully our work helps to raise awareness of the beauty that surrounds us, many times very close to home, and to encourage respect for mother Earth.”

Mario will also be at Nature Talks Photo Festival with a lecture and will handout awards to the winners of the contest during the Photo Festival.

Andy Rouse

Andy Rouse

Jury member

Andy Rouse

Andy Rouse is a professional wildlife photographer and conservationist. He has won many awards in competitions such as the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards, the British Wildlife Photography Awards, Nature’s Best and the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. His work sells worldwide across a variety of media; from traditional publishing, such as calendars and cards, to haute couture fashion and even the tailplanes of aircraft!

He is the author of 18 books to date, including the critically acclaimed ‘Concepts of Nature’ and ‘Gorillas’ and has appeared on numerous television programmes in the UK as well as the Discovery and National Geographic channels worldwide. 

He is known as a very passionate and down-to-earth television and radio presenter who appears at numerous industry trade shows and conferences, as well as presenting his inspiring theatre show to other photographers.




René Alblas - editor Roots Magazine

René Alblas - editor Roots Magazine

Jury member

René Alblas





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