Meet Cynthia Bandurek, amazing photographer and judge of The Nature Photography Contest.

Cynthia Bandurek

Cynthia Bandurek is a renowned Argentinean photographer, specializing in nature and wildlife artist. She is passionate about reflecting the beauty and diversity of the natural world. Especially the tiny creatures that often go unnoticed. She specializes in macro photography, capturing stunning images of arthropods and amphibians with an artistic perspective.

For more than eleven years he worked at the Museum of Natural Sciences and two years at the Darwinion Botanical Institute in Buenos Aires. She has also participated in several conservation projects in the field. In them, she uses her photography as a tool to raise awareness and inspire action. She is the author of the book "The world of the small: an approach to the universe of arthropods from an artistic, visual and evolutionary perspective", which shows some of the most incredible adaptations and behaviors in nature.

But there is more to highlight besides her work as a photographer. She is editor of Paws Trails Explorers magazine for South America and an ambassador for Nature First Photography, an alliance for responsible nature photography. Currently, she teaches photography and macro photography classes online and in person. Since January 2021 she lives in Costa Rica to focus on conservation biology and visual storytelling.

Cynthia Bandurek's work has been featured in publications and exhibitions around the world. She has also served on the jury of several photographic competitions such as this one. She invites you to visit her website to learn more about her projects and portfolio.

Cynthia Bandurek

Other jury members

Luke Stackpoole

Mario Cea


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All pictures appearing on The Nature Photography Contest website belong to their authors: Luke Stackpoole, Cynthia Bandurek, Mario Cea (the jury), David Selbert, Shifaaz Shamoon, Meric Dagli, Ivana Cajina, Yi Lin Tseng, Glenn Ostle, Arturo de Frías Marqués, David Alberto Carmona, Justus Menke, Marcio Cabral, Ulrich Wrabetz, Lawrence Worcester and OCG-saving-the-ocean.