Nordic Nature Photo Contest 2013

One of my images was Successful at this years Nordic Nature Photo Contest! NNPC. I've got an Highly Commended image in the category: Nordic Creative Nature Image of the Year for the second year in a row. 

Congratulations to all the NNPC 2013 awarded nature photographers!
Many Norwegians were awarded, but again this year you could find Danes among the awarded photographers. However, there was only one Danish category winner. The young talent Malte Parmo got a 2. Place in Young Photographer of the Year. All in all a good Danish impact on this year's prestigious Nordic nature photography competition, a result that we can be proud of, from a Danish viewpoint! - Actually we did better than our Finnish and Swedish neighbours.

Congratulations to my Danish friends and colleagues:

Brian Rasmussen * Travel Photo (Winner)

Jon Geriche Detlefsen * Landscape (Highly Commended)

Julie Skotte * Mammals (Highly Commended)

Lars Parmo * Creative (Highly Commended)

Malte Parmo *  2. Place Young Photographer of the Year

The price ceremony took place at VG huset in Oslo, Norway on Tuesday April 9, gathering some of the best outdoor photographers of the Nordic countries. Find all the winning images here: NNPC

Soft Ice, Abisko River, Abisko National Park, Sweden

I simply can´t get enough of winter - I get so inspired and just have to get out! The snow and frost simplifies the landscape and the light is amazing what else can you ask for? ICE, I´ve always been fascinated by ice and its forms, shapes and colours in nature. In February 2010 I was on a photo trip to the northern part of Sweden in the Abisko National Park. After a long period with temperatures below minus 20° the temperature suddenly raised to around zero for a couple of days and melting started in the mountains, the once frozen river became soft and unsafe. I walked along the river a saw this great motif, I think it's funny, yet simple and powerful. I used my tilt/shift wide-angle lens to make the surface sharp all over in combination with a small aperture.

(Nikon D700 - Lens: Nikkor PC-E 24mm 3,5 ED, iso 200, tripod) 

About the competition
The vision behind the Natur&Foto Magazine is to promote Nordic nature photography and quality images of nature.  The Natur&Foto Magazine has provided nature photographers with a showcase for their images and recently a new Nordic Nature Photo Competition saw the light of the day.

With its fantastic nature, unique light, magnificent wildlife and plant life, Nordic nature is in a class of its own and we want to promote this via the Nordic Nature Photo Contest, which is international and open to everyone. Except for the category Travel Photo, all images must be shot within in the last three years in one of the Nordic countries, Norway (Spitsbergen), Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, the Faroe Islands or Greenland.

Aim: Our aim with this contest is to increase the number of people fond of the fantastic nature surrounding us through photographs, exhibitions, books and the media. 

Our motto is: “One protects the things one loves”

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