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GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015. Overall Winner.

Having just returned from the awards ceremony in Lünen, Germany, I am incredibly pleased to announce I have been awarded as the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2015.

GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year

After the GDT awards on Friday, this follows in to a two day nature photography festival. Much like London’s Wild Photo did, for those that remember the hay day of that great event. GDT is an event that draws in photographers from all over the world and the weekend was spent listening to some truly inspirational talks, making new friends and catching up with old.


Once again it was my image Shadow Walker that captured the jury’s imagination and, combined with my recent category win in the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year, has helped justify just how much time and effort I’ve put in to my Back Garden Safari project over the last year (especially to my long suffering wife, who has seen the kitchen transformed into a hide!). To become one of only a handful of British wildlife photographers to be named GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year is truly mind blowing.

If you’re interested in learning more about the project that Shadow Walker was created in, click to have a look at my ebook, Back Garden Safari.


To see the full line up of beautiful winning images from the 2015 European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, please visit the GDT website.

I highly recommend a visit to the annual GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year festival, if you’re able to attend. Tucked away in a quiet little part of the world it’s such a friendly event and a highly inspiring couple of days. Aside from the plethora of talks there are also quite a few companies who set up stands and display everything from camera equipment to cleaning sensors. And of course, the exhibition of the winning photographs is the highlight!

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Richard Peters is a Surrey based professional wildlife photographer, Nikon Ambassador, and one of the few British photographers to receive the accolade of European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He is known for a style that often favours dramatic use of light, runs wildlife photography workshops and, from camera clubs to big industry events, holds talks about his work.

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