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. Tannir 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, Tannir 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.


Tannir’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 GermanyTerra Mater MagazinOceanographic 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.

Press & Publications

July 2023
April 2021
December 2021
December 2020
December 2023
April 2023
June 2022
March 2024
Oceanographic Magazine Logo
March 2020
September 2015
October 2020
September 2023
October 2022
Süddeutsche Zeitung Logo
April 2018
Süddeutsche Zeitung Logo
July 2011

Mindspace Salvatorplatz 2023
Wild Encounters
September 2023


National Geographic Explorer 2023
Storytelling Grant Recipient
April 2023 – September 2023


Nature TTL
Judging Panel
Photographer of the Year 2023


International Photography Awards 2021
Nesting in Plastic
Honorable Mention


photoMünchen 2019
14. November – 17. November 2019


Mohr Villa Freimann 2018
6. April 2018 – 28. April 2018


Bosco Gauting 2017
Natur: Beleuchtet
20. June – 28. July 2017

Rathaus Gemeinde Gilching 2017
Natur: Beleuchtet
13. September – 11. October 2017

Kreisklinikum Starnberg 2016/2017
Natur: Beleuchtet
14. December 2016 – 23. April 2017

Rathaus Gemeinde Berg 2016
Natur: Beleuchtet
10. October – 2. December 2016

Schlossberghalle Starnberg 2016
Mongolia: A Path to Hope
27. September – 8. October 2016

The Guildford Institute 2016
Explore Guildford
11. April – 29. April 2016

Lewis Elton Gallery 2016
In a Different Light
1. December 2015 – 28. January 2016


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