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From 27 February to 25 May 2015, the "GDT European Nature Photographer of the Year 2014" exhibition will be showing at the Schleswig City Museum. The renowned annual competition was established in 2000 by the Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT). Their aim is to campaign for the conservation of rare species and their habitats, using  aesthetically striking images to encourage audiences to rediscover a respectful relationship with nature. This year, amateur and professional photographers from 35 countries submitted around 13,800 pictures in the hope of favourable placements in the competition's eight categories.

Overall winner Neil Aldridge
The honour of "GDT European Nature Photographer of the Year 2014" went to British photojournalist, writer and professional wildlife guide Neil Aldridge. His image, titled Living Rock Art, depicts two galloping blesbok at Bushman's River on South Africa's Kariega game reserve. The photographer used a long shutter speed to capture the animals' synchronised high-speed motion in the fading evening light. The resulting image reminded him of the stylised bushman rock art that can be found on cave walls in the hills surrounding Kariega.  

For further information visit Stadtmuseum Schleswig, Neil Aldridge

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