The IFWP, International Federation of Wildlife Photography, was founded in 1978, in France.

The Federation is an organization in which associations with similar aims can join. Actually represents 17 European associations and continuously increasing, with more than 5.000 photographers members. It aims to promote ethic nature photography and conservation of habitats and species.


We are all volunteers in the IFWP and give our time and efforts for the common welfare.


Our activities include:

-Information interchange We keep our association members in touch, updated and informed about each other activities and our Federation ones.

-Congress every year in a different country. A meeting of friendship, learning and photography.

-Competition. Every year the Federation holds a competition online.

-Audiovisuals and exhibitions. Not only from our members, the Federation produces regularly its own publications to show and promote our members work.


A new board has started working on 2017 and our plans in short term are: teaching through articles in our website; create a new group called IFWP Conservation; Solidars, a human chain to help photographers who are in special needs of care; and a committee in charge to attend our young photographers´needs and to promote their interests.


We bring high hopes and plenty of ideas. Let´s enjoy together of our common passion!


All photos on this site are protected by their authors legal rights.

We, photographers, have kindly agreed to allow the Federation to show our work.

All of us hope that you enjoy them and that they help to respect and preserve our Nature.

Thank you.


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Heike Odermatt (Netherlands), Marc Steichen (Luxemburg) and Winfried Wisniewski (Germany)



Overall Winner

Marcin Lenart, ZPFP, Poland – Na głuszcowym blikowisku (Capercaillie in a field of flares)


Category 1 – Birds

1st prize - Marcin Lenart, ZPFP, Poland - Na głuszcowym blikowisku (Capercaillie in a field of flares)


2nd prize -Gerhard Kummer, VTNÖ, Austria


3rd prize - Mateusz Matysiak, ZPFP, Poland, Rodzinna łódka (family boat)


Category 2 Mammals

1st prize - Herfried Marek, VTNÖ, Austria


2nd prize -Márk Klemanovits, FNH, Hungary


3rd prize - Krzysztof Wojciechowski, ZPFP, Poland


Category 3 - Insectes & Arachnids

1st prize ex aequo - Marek Mierzejewski, ZPFP, Poland



1st prize ex aequo Günther Gailberger, VTNÖ, Austria


3rd prize - Erwin Pils, VTNÖ, Austria



Category 4 - Other Animals


1st prize - Xavier Mas Ferrá, AEFONA, Spain


2nd prize ex aequo - Małgorzata Książkiewicz, ZPFP, Poland


2nd prize ex aequo - Paweł Niemiec, ZPFP, Poland


2nd prize ex aequo - Xavier Mas Ferrá AEFONA, Spain


Category 5 - Plants & Fungi


1st prize - Lech Jędras, ZPFP, Poland, Wyspa (Island)


2nd prize -Karin Rollett-Vlcek, VTNÖ, Austria, Crocus vernalis


3rd prize - Håkan Lijenberg, PNS, Sweden, Benved (Euonymus)



Category 6 - Landscapes


1st prize - Nicholas Roemmelt, VTNÖ, Austria - Mobius arch


2nd prize - Pere Soler Isern, AEFONA, Spain, The Hunting


3rd prize - Franz Kovacs, VTNÖ, Austria, Nature Reserve Fanes, Austria



Category 7 - Composition & Forms


1st prize -Jerzy Dolata, ZPFP, Poland - Mrówcza secesja (Art Nouveau of an ant)


2nd prize - ex aequo Norbert Kaszás, FNH, Hungary - Repulsion


2rd prize ex aequo - Jarmo Manninen

FNPA, Finland - Metso (Capercaillie)



IFWP Young Photographers Portfolio of the Year 2014


Jakub Mrocek, SAFP, Slovakia




Bright colours




Evening hunt


2 in 1




Mating season


New antlers








Statistics: 350 pictures accepted from 149 photographers from 11 associations. Thank you all for participating!