Student snaps award-winning photo on way home from unsuccessful shoot trip

The winners of the German Society for Nature Photographers (GDT) members competition have just been announced. GDT is the number one organization for nature photographers in Germany, and this year more than 6,400 members entered hoping to win the top prize: an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II.

Thomas Hempelmann, a landscape ecology and conservation student from Greifswald, Germany, was this crowned this year’s winner for a photo of a kestrel on a branch of blossoms. It was taken as he was cycling home from an unsuccessful photo tour when he spotted a bird of prey sitting on a lamppost.

Steve Liem

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