A visual feast for nature lovers

Breathtakingly beautiful mountains, magical lakes and a multifaceted wildlife: Some 200 nature enthusiasts have gone on a photographic foray for the cross-national Green Belt photo competition, capturing the beauty and diversity of this region along the former Iron Belt in expressive pictures.

Horses grazing on a mountain pasture

1st place in Montenegro's photo competition: "Prokletije NP" by Gavrilo Knežević

© Gavrilo Knezevic
Close up of a meadow viper

Top shot in Albania's photo competition: "Vipera ursinii" by Patrick Katona

© Patrik Katona
Two European rollers billing on a twig

Winning picture in Serbia's competition: "European rollers" by Katarina Paunovic

© Katarina Paunovic

Ending 30th of June, both residents and visitors of the Balkan Green Belt were invited to submit their most beautiful photos of the region’s unique nature, specific cultural features, and people.

The first winning entries are published now.

Winning pictures of Romania’s photo competition

Winning photos of Serbia’s photo competition

Winning pictures of the Greek photo competition


The photo contests in the nine countries bordering the Balkan Green Belt are part of a project supported by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (German Federal Environmental Foundation) aimed at protecting this valuable European natural and cultural heritage. In particular, the project contributes to raising the population’s awareness of this unique habitat network.




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