Lana Tannir is a nature conservation photographer and science storyteller based in Munich, Germany. As a World Animal Protection, Girls Who Click, and f-stop ambassador, Lana’s stories advocate for global change by raising awareness and advancing education.

As a National Geographic contributor, 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 clients 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 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.


National Geographic Explorer 2023
Storytelling Grant Recipient


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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