87 Winner Photos From 2020 GDT European Wildlife Photographer Of The Year


More than 19,000 photos from 38 countries were submitted to this year’s contest held by The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT). The winners of the prestigious European Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest were awarded on Thursday, October 22 in the first virtual award ceremony.


And one photograph stood out from the rest. It was Jasper Doest’s “A Monkey’s Mask,” a moving snap that shows a Japanese macaque removing a human mask in between performances for a human crowd. Photographed at a sake house in north Tokyo, the picture “silently talks to us by questioning humans dealing with wild animals and nature.” Thus, it justly won the award of the overall winner.


Scroll through the rest of the winner photographs down below to see the ever-changing beauty (and pain) of the living world around us.


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#1 Category Men And Nature: "Crab Road" By Tom Schandy (No)


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#2 Category Birds: "Following Mum" By Oscar Dewhurst (Gb)


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#3 Category Mammals: "Hareball" By Andrew Parkinson (Gb)


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#4 Category Fritz Pölking Junior Prize: "A Flurry Of Snow" By Florian Smit


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#5 Category Men And Nature: Winner: "Empathy" By Marcus Westberg (Es)


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#6 Category Birds: Winner: "Penguin Defence" By Ben Cranke (Gb)


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#7 Category Birds: "Night Hunter" By Jonas Classon (Se)


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#8 Category The Underwater World: Runner Up: "Hitch-Hiking Octopus" By Magnus Lundgren (Se)


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#9 Overall Winner: "A Monkey's Mask" By Jasper Doest (Netherlands)


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#10 Category Birds: "Natural Colours" By Salvador Colvee (Es)


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#11 Category Mammals: "A Quick Sip" By Javier Aznar (Es)


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#12 Category Birds: "Storm Brewing" By Oscar Diez (Es)


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#13 Category Birds: "Strange Encounters" By Hannes Klostermann (De)


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#14 Category Other Animals: Runner Up: "Curious Glances" By Manuel Plaickner (It)


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#15 Category Other Animals: "In A Hat" By Katarzyna Gubrynowicz (Pl)


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#16 Category Plants And Fungi: "Wrapped" By Theo Bosboom (Nl)


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#17 Category Landscapes: "Navarra" By Thomas Wester (De)


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#18 Category The Underwater World: Winner: "Whale Milk" By Mike Korostelev (Ru)


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#19 Category The Underwater World: "Constellation Of Eagle Rays" By Henley Spiers (Gb)


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#20 Category Men And Nature: Runner Up: "Fighting No Matter What" By Alvaro Herrero Lopez- Beltran (Es)


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#21 Category Men And Nature: "Busy Lines" By Pere Soler Isern (Es)


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#22 Category Young Photographers To 14 Years: Winner: "Backlight" By Andres Domingues Blanco (Es)


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#23 Category Young Photographer 15 To 17 Years: Runner Up: "Musketeers" By Grzegorz Dlugosz (Pl)


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#24 Category Birds: "Courting At The Onset Of Winter" By Manuel Plaickner (It)


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#25 Category Mammals: Winner: "So Big And Yet So Small" By Cristoph Kaula (De)


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#26 Category Plants And Fungi: "Spirits Of The Bamboo Forest" By Agorastos Papatsanis (Gr)


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#27 Category Nature´s Studio: "Jellyfish Trails" By Henley Spiers (Gb)


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#28 Category Young Photographers To 14 Years: Runner Up: "A Home In Pink" By Carlos Perez Naval (Es)


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#29 Category Birds: "Beautiful Plumage" By Jan Pederson (Se)


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#30 Category Mammals: Runner Up: "Scratching" By Wolfgang Veeser (De)


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#31 Category Mammals: "A Study Of Art" By Klaus- Peter Echle (De)


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#32 Category Other Animals: "Firefly Light Trails In The Rainforest" By Konrad Wothe (De)


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#33 Category Plants And Fungi: Winner: "Blooming Desert" By Marco Gaiotti (It)


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#34 Category Plants And Fungi: "The White Tree" By Felipe Foncueva (Es)


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#35 Category Plants And Fungi: "Swamp Colours" By Mauro Battistelli (It)


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#36 Category Plants And Fungi: "A Sheet Of Music" By Juan Garcia Lucas (Es)


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#37 Category Landscapes: "Moonlight" By Riccardo Marchegiani (It)


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#38 Category Landscapes: "Etna's River Of Fire" By Luciano Gaudenzio (It)


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#39 Category The Underwater World: "Vitruvian Frog" By Kai Kolodziej (At)


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#40 Category The Underwater World: "Hullaballoo" By Cristobal Serrano (Es)


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#41 Category The Underwater World: "The Big Race In Pink" By Magnus Lundgren (Se)


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#42 Category The Underwater World: "An Icy Mobile Home" By Greg Lecoeur (Fr)


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#43 Category Men And Nature: "Five Metres Eighty" By Miguel Rubio (Es)


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#44 Category Men And Nature: "Saving Orang-Utans" By Alain Schroeder (Be)


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#45 Category Nature´s Studio: Winner: "Galaxy" By Thomas Hempelmann (De)


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#46 Category Nature´s Studio: "Random Result" By Jan Leßmann (De)


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#47 Category Nature´s Studio: "Owl Forest" By Bertold Nagy (Hu)


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#48 Category Nature´s Studio: "The Bird" By Jan Piecha (De)


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#49 Category Birds: "The Last Rays Of Sun" By Petr Bambousek (Cz)


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#50 Category Mammals: "The End Is Near" By David Lloyd (Gb)


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#51 Category Mammals: "A Wild Chase" By Vladislav Kostylev (Ru)


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#52 Category Mammals: "Black & White" By Christoph Kaula (De)


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#53 Category Mammals: "The Fortress" By Emile Sechaud (Fr)


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#54 Category Mammals: "Dust Bath" By Bence Mate (Hu)


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#55 Category Other Animals: Winner: "A Father And His Offspring" By Jaime Culebras (Es)


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#56 Category Other Animals: "Symmetry" By Norbert Kaszas (Hu)


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#57 Category Other Animals: "Invisible Father" By Jaime Culebras (Es)


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#58 Category Landscapes: "Alienscape" By Fortunato Gatto (Gb)


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#59 Category Landscapes: "Elements" By Marijin Heuts (Nl)


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#60 Category The Underwater World: "Fish Explosion" By Nicholas More (Gb)


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#61 Category Men And Nature: "Far Away From Home" By Brais Seara (Es)


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#62 Category Men And Nature: "The New Lighthouse Keepers" By Audun Rikardsen (No)


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#63 Category Nature´s Studio: Runner Up: "Blue River" By Gheorghe Popa (Ro)


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#64 Category Nature´s Studio: "God's Power" By Leonardo Papera (It)


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#65 Category Nature´s Studio: "The Forest" By Manuel Enrique Gonzalez Carmona (Es)


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#66 Category Birds: Runner Up: "Bride And Groom" By Bernt Østhus (No)


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#67 Category Other Animals: "A Good Father" By Javier Aznar (Es)


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#68 Category Other Animals: "Levitation" By Csaba Daroczi (Hu)


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#69 Category Other Animals: "Underground Sky" By Javier Tur (Es)


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#70 Category Other Animals: "Dead Leaves" By Petr Bambousek (Cz)


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#71 Category Plants And Fungi: Runner Up: "Frosty Aura" By Hannu Ahonen (Fi)


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#72 Category Plants And Fungi: "Greenhous Effect" By Thierry Salmon (Be)


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#73 Category Plants And Fungi: "Alpine Spirites" By Leonardo Papera (It)


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#74 Category Landscapes: Winner: "Mammutus Clouds Over The Dolomites" By Georg Kantioler (It)


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#75 Category Landscapes: Runner Up: "Yin And Yang" By Theo Bosboom (Nl)


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#76 Category Landscapes: "Illusion" By Heike Odermatt (Nl)


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#77 Category Landscapes: "Waterfall In A Storm" By Luis Manuel Vilarino Lopez (Es)


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#78 Category Landscapes: "Blue Mountains" By Miguel Angel Artus Illana (Es)


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#79 Category The Underwater World: "Croc Impresionism" By Jacob Degee (Pl)


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#80 Category The Underwater World: "Relations" By Pietro Formis (It)


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#81 Category Men And Nature: "Dead Toad Fashion" By Britta Jaschinski (Gb)


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#82 Category Men And Nature: "Agricultural Art" By Paolo Crocetta (It)


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#83 Category Nature´s Studio: "Foam" By Sergio Tapia (Es)


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#84 Category Nature´s Studio: "Frozen" By Petra Draskovic Pelc (Si)


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#85 Category Young Photographer 15 To 17 Years: Winner: "Tiny Details" By Lili Sztreharszki (Hu)


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#86 Category Fritz Pölking Prize: "Another Excluded Migrant" By Alejandro Prieto


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#87 Category Plants And Fungi: "Systematic Chaos" By Esteve Garriga (Es)


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