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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, und 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 und Mohr Villa Freimann 2018. Zu ihren jüngsten Veröffentlichungen gehören National Geographic DeutschlandTerra Mater MagazinOceanographic Magazine, Wildlife Photographic, North Wales Magazine, The Telegraph, und Reclam Verlag.


In 2021 erhielt sie eine Anerkennung bei den International Photography Awards in der Kategorie Fotojournalismus und wurde von National Geographic Deutschland als Newcomer-Fotografin im Bereich Landschaftsfotografie gekürt.

Presse & Publikationen

July 2023
April 2021
December 2021
December 2020
December 2023
April 2023
Juni 2022
March 2024
Oceanographic Magazine Logo
March 2020
September 2015
October 2020
September 2023
Oktober 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
Nisten in Plastik
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. Juni – 28. Juli 2017

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

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

Rathaus Gemeinde Berg 2016
Natur: Beleuchtet
10. Oktober – 2. Dezember 2016

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

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

Lewis Elton Gallery 2016
In a Different Light
1. Dezember 2015 – 28. Januar 2016


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