Lana Tannir is a National Geographic Explorer, biologist, science storyteller, and internationally-published conservation photographer based in Germany. As a World Animal Protection, Girls Who Click, and f-stop ambassador, her stories advocate for global change by raising awareness and advancing education.
Lana works with scientists and research institutes to shed light on some of the most pressing environmental issues today. Her wildlife and landscape photographs encapsulate stories of biodiversity, ecology, environmentalism, and the intersection of humans with nature. In particular, she focuses on challenging environments and remote Arctic regions to unveil the last wild places on Earth.
Since graduating from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Lana has worked on more than 100 projects on an international scale. Her collaboration partners include NGOs, non-profit organizations, sustainable brands, and eco-friendly tourism agencies.
Lana’s photographs are regularly exhibited in Germany and the UK – most recently at photoMÜNCHEN 2019 and Mohr Villa Freimann 2018. Her latest publications include National Geographic Germany, Terra Mater Magazin, Oceanographic Magazine, Wildlife Photographic, North Wales Magazine, The Telegraph, and Reclam Verlag.
In 2021, she received an honorable mention at the International Photography Awards in the photojournalism category and was named an emerging photographer in landscape photography by National Geographic Germany.
National Geographic Explorer 2023
Storytelling Grant Recipient
April 2023 – September 2023
Photographer of the Year 2023
International Photography Awards 2021
Nesting in Plastic
14. November – 17. November 2019
Mohr Villa Freimann 2018
6. April 2018 – 28. April 2018
Bosco Gauting 2017
20. June – 28. July 2017
Rathaus Gemeinde Gilching 2017
13. September – 11. October 2017
Kreisklinikum Starnberg 2016/2017
14. December 2016 – 23. April 2017
Rathaus Gemeinde Berg 2016
10. October – 2. December 2016
Schlossberghalle Starnberg 2016
Mongolia: A Path to Hope
27. September – 8. October 2016
The Guildford Institute 2016
11. April – 29. April 2016
Lewis Elton Gallery 2016
In a Different Light
1. December 2015 – 28. January 2016