Jessica Winter
austrian-based wildlife photographer, biologist & traveller

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Born 1991 in Hesse, Germany, I started being passionate with wildlife and animal behaviour at an early age. The deep connection with nature inspired me to become a wildlife photographer as well as pursuing a degree in biology.

During my bachelor’s degree in biology, I got the unique opportunity to spend a season on a remote island of the Falkland Archipelago in order to study seabirds. The time in this wild, untouched environment far away from human civilization left a lasting impression on me. Since then, I travelled – both for science and photography – to various countries like South Africa, Costa Rica and Scandinavia. To me, it is especially appealing when I am able to combine my passions of photography and wildlife.

Through my photography I want to make a difference and I am aiming to raise awareness towards the protection of natural habitats and its inhabitants

During the last years, I also developed my equine photography skills. I am currently living in Vienna where I am doing my Masters degree in cognitive biology. Since 2016, I am a team member of Wiener Wildnis (“Wildlife in Vienna”), a multimedia project on urban wildlife launched by Verena Popp-Hackner and Georg Popp.

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Canon 5d Mark III
Canon EF 300mm 2.8/Canon 70-200mm 2.8/Canon 17-40mm 4.0/Sigma 150mm 2.8


  • Contribution to the nature documentary (NHK, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), 2014
  • 1st Place GDT Nature Photographer of the Year/Nature’s Atelier 2015 – Rastplatz
  • 4th Place GDT Nature Photographer of the Year/Birds 2015 – Blickkontakt
  • Naturfoto 11/2015 „Eine neue Generation – Kreative Techniken der Naturfotografie“
  • Presentation „Living in a colony“ – GDT International Nature Photography Festival 2015
  • Fotoforum 02/2016 Portfolio Article GDT Youth Group
  • Book „Urbane Naturfotografie“ (Georg Popp/Verena Popp-Hackner)
  • Fotoforum 06/2016 Portfolio Article (PDF)
  • Universum Magazin 11/2016 “New Island – Das Juwel der Falklandinseln”
  • Exhibition BirdExperience 2017 
  • Highlight Glanzlichter der Naturfotografie/Nature as Art – Augenblick