Feast for the eyes for nature lovers

Running field hamster

“European hamster” by Julian Rad, 1st place in this year’s Europe’s Natural Treasures photo competition.

© Julian Rad
Moor frog in the water

“Moor frog bathing” by Oliver Richter, 6th place in this year’s photo competition.

© Oliver Richter

EuroNatur presents the highlights of its Europe’s Natural Treasures photo competition in its large-format calendar

Preview and award ceremony on 17 September in the Bavarian Forest National Park


Press release, 15 September 2016


Radolfzell. You don’t need to go the most far-flung corners of the world to take impressive and moving photos of nature. That’s been proved once and for all by the entrants to this year’s Europe’s Natural Treasures photo competition. More than 300 photographers, amateurs and professionals, from 22 different countries answered the call from the EuroNatur nature foundation to capture the beauty of Europe’s nature in their fascinating images.  On Saturday, the twelve best pictures will be awarded attractive prizes in ceremonial style at the Mauth information centre of the Bavarian Forest National Park.

“Our photographers have once again shown a keen feel for striking subjects and the right moment,” says EuroNatur’s head Gabriel Schwaderer. “The EuroNatur wall calendar, Europe‘s Natural Treasures 2017, in which we publish the highlights from our photo competition, presents the many different aspects of Europe’s nature in a most impressive fashion.” The twelve winning photographs can be seen together with 15 other outstanding pictures in the exhibition Fascinating Nature at the Mauth information centre, on until 11 December 2016.

The international photo competition Europe’s Natural Treasures was started in 1995 by EuroNatur, the magazine “natur” and the NaturVision Filmfestival. Since 2013 it has also received support from the Gelsenwasser water company.


Background information:

  • The Europe’s Natural Treasures photo competition will be held again in the coming year. Further  information about the competition will be available from the end of November at: www.euronatur.org/photo

Queries: EuroNatur, Konstanzer Str. 22, 78315 Radolfzell, Tel.: 07732 - 92 72 24, Fax: 07732 - 92 72 22, E-Mail: info@euronatur.org, Internet: www.euronatur.org, press contact: Angie Rother

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