Manuel Plaickner

Wildlife Photographer


- Born in 1982 in Bressanone (South Tyrol, Italy)

- Living near Bressanone

- Various awards in international photo competitions (Wildlife Photographer of the Year, GDT European Nature Photographer of the Year, Asferico and others) and various pubblications in books and magazines


„I was born in 1982 in Brixen, South-Tyrol, and there I grew up. Now I'm living with my family in a village nearby and I'm working in a managerial accounting department.

My great passion of nature photography started underwater and only later I developed the same passion outside the water. 

Since several years I dedicate my great passion to the local nature of South-Tyrol/Dolomites, with the main focus on wildlife- and landscapephotography.

In my work I want to present the nature in its inviolacy and as much as possible aesthetic and artful. I have got a deep relation with my local nature and often I dedicate to a theme many hours, days, months and even years.

The peace and loneliness I find outside in nature opens to me another world. This world is only dominated by the rhythm of the weather and seasons where I can escape daily hustle and find my interior balance and happiness.“