The award ceremony was held during the annual International Nature Photography Festival in Lünen, Germany, which we visited. There were presentations and exhibitions from renowned international wildlife photographers. It was inspirational to see their work and have the opportunity to talk to them.
"Winning this prize has overwhelmed me. Yet it confirms my changing approach to photography. Although we have been photographing wildlife for a long time, my focus had always been on finding new and exciting material for my children's books. Only since I stopped making them, I can really appreciate a photograph as a creative result and not as the input for a bigger picture. That is why photo-competitions were never on our radar. This is the first year we participated and we are very happy with the result."