President of the jury
Conservation and wildlife photographer, National Geographic photographer for National Geographic Expeditions
Sergio Pitamitz is an award winning wildlife and conservation photographer. He is a National Geographic photographer for National Geographic Expeditions and National Geographic Image Collection as well as Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. He has traveled to more than a hundred countries on assignment over all seven continents. He is a contributor to National Geographic Magazine Italy and his images and stories have appeared in numerous other publications including BBC Wildlife, Terre Sauvage, Paris Match, The New York Times, Figaro Magazine and National Geographic’s magazines, books and websites. His images have been awarded in international photo contests such as Nature’s Best, National Wildlife and Audubon. He won the National Press Photography Association (NPPA) “Best of Photojournalism 2016 – Environmental Category” award. He is a Swarovski Optik Outdoor brand ambassador.