Press release

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC photographers score at the World Press Photo

Hamburg, 12 February 2008 – David Littschwager and Paul Nicklen win all three "Nature, Stories" prizes

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC stands for outstanding photography, as once again impressively demonstrated by this year's World Press Photo awards, the Oscars of photojournalism. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC photographers won all three prizes awarded in the "Nature, Stories" categories.

David Littschwager won first prize with his picture of a tiny blue jellyfish, featured in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC article "Small wonders - The Secret Life of Marine Microfauna" (November 2007).

The Canadian NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC photographer Paul Nicklen won over the judging panel with two of his works, taking second and third prize in the "Nature, Stories" category. Second prize went to a photograph of the sliced-off head of a narwhale featured in the article "A tooth for a tooth," while the underwater view of a ringed seal featured in the article "On Thin Ice" won third prize. Paul Nicklen's award-winning photo spreads were published in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DEUTSCHLAND in June and November 2007 respectively.

Christopher Anderson's photograph of teenagers in Palestine (Magnum Photos for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC) won third prize in the "Daily Life, Stories" category. The cover story "The Truth about Bethlehem" featuring Anderson's photo was published in last December's issue of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DEUTSCHLAND.

The World Press Photo awards will be presented on April 27 in Amsterdam. The exhibition of the year's best press photographs will make its German debut from May 1 – 25 in the Foyer of the Gruner + Jahr Pressehaus in Hamburg, after which it will be on view at the Willy-Brandt-Haus in Berlin from May 30 - June 22.

We will be happy to send you Paul Nicklen's photo of the dead narwhale upon request, to be shown with the article. More information is also available at

Public Relations
Sandra Pickert
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20444 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0) 40 3703-5504

;copy; Paul Nicklen