Throughout the years, Felix has taken part in numerous competitions. This has resulted in several awards, both for his photography, his writing and his work with nature conservation.
“Photography is the story I fail to put into words”
Nordic Nature Photographer of the Year 2023
On 11th February, Felix receives his greatest photography award, so far. His photograph of a lynx in the rain becomes “overall winner” in the Nordic Nature Photo Contest and Felix is awarded the title: Nordic Nature Photographer if the Year 2023. The grand prize is an eight days safari stay at Oltepesi Tentet Camp in the Masai Mara in Kenya, for two people.
Arne Schmitz Nature Protection Prize 2019
Felix received this wonderful prize by the Falsterbo Nature Protection Organisation. Apart from Felix photography, one reason for their choice was Felix commitment in education in biology of all ages. “Through his teaching of thousands of students, lectures and photo shows for an equal number of participants, he (Felix) has spread knowledge and interest in nature.”
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 (highly commended)
Felix famous photograph of a kingfisher is awarded in the worlds most prestigious wildlife photography competition with almost 50.000 entrants. This photograph was awarded “highly commended” and was one of the 100 photographs that was exhibited around the world. Felix joined the prize ceremony in London in October 2018.
European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Prize 2018 (2nd place)
The very same photograph of a kingfisher is awarded in Europes most prestigious wildlife photography competition with almost 20.000 entrants that is arranged by the GDT (German Nature Photography society). It was awarded “runner up/2nd place” and Felix joined the prize ceremony in Lünen/Germany in October 2018.
European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Prize 2018 (peoples choice)
The same photograph of a kingfisher wins also the “Peoples choice award” in the same competition, that is arranged by the GDT (German Nature Photography society).
August Prize 2016 (nominated)
Felix is nominated for the largest Swedish literature prize “Augustpriset” for his book “Arctic – Life in a world of ice and snow” (in Swedish & Norwegian only) that was written together with Ole Jørgen Liodden and edited by Anna Alinder. The but did not win, but a nomination for the prize is a win itself.
Panda Book of the Year 2015.
Felix is again awarded this prestigious literature prize for his book “In the shadow of the trees” (in Swedish & Norwegian only) that was written together with Tom Schandy and edited by Magnus Stenmarck. The prize is granted by the Swedish World Wildlife Fund WWF and handed out by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
Panda Book of the Year 2014.
Felix is awarded this prestigious literature prize for his book “Northern Nights – Life between dusk and dawn” (in Swedish only). The prize is granted by the Swedish World Wildlife Fund WWF and handed out by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
What media and people are Saying
“A Great show”
“His presentation in Stockholm is one of the best I have ever heard. Felix surely is on the front line of Scandinavian wildlife photography.”
Johan P., SVT
“brilliant photographs in a spirit of classical Scandinavian wildlife photography”
“Felix Heintzenberg delivers brilliant photographs in a spirit of classical Scandinavian wildlife photography”
Eskil Q., Sydsvenskan News
“treat yourself a copy of the book, you will love it, I promise.”
“Treat yourself a copy of the book, you will love it, I promise”
August-prize-ambassador about the book “Arctic”
“magical. He is a wizard with a camera.”
“His photographs of lynx are purely magical. Felix is a wizard with a camera.“
Unknown guest at a presentation in Falsterbo, Sweden.
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Nordic Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023
Today, my photograph of a lynx became "overall winner" in the Nordic Nature Photo Competition (NNPC). I joined the fantastic prize ceremony in Oslo and became "Nordic Wildlife Photographer of the year 2023". This is an immense honour, so many thanks to everybody who...
Lynx mating season started
LYNX' MATING SEASON STARTEDSKÅNE, 2023-01-22 The lynx' mating season has slowly started, which is exciting for me. My good friend Kent and I are starting to see lynx more often now on our twelve trail cameras that we have out in the forests in northern Skåne. Single...
See you in Norway
See you in NORWAYOSLO, 2023-02-11 I will be visiting the Nordic Nature Photo Competition (NNPC) in Oslo on Saturday and I will be having a slide show about my lynx photography in Sweden. Hope to see you there.