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Please notice! Since 2005 Benny Rebel does not attend any more competitions because of time  and organizational  constraints.


Benny Rebel is a successful wildlife photographer and filmmaker who gains international recognition. His list of awards is long and we have only mentioned some of the most important awards the artist has received.

2002  Photographer of the year 2002 ( elected by the readers of the magazine “Photo Magazine” 4/2003)

2002  best wildlife photographer at the “Austrian Super Circuit 2002” ( the world’s-biggest photo competition in Linz/Austria)

2003  the second time in succession the best wildlife photographer at the “Austrian Super Circuit 2003” ( the world’s-biggest photo competition in Linz/Austria)

2004  Winner of the 10th  German photo competition “ 100 Pictures Of The Year 2003”

2004  Winner of the international wildlife picture competition “Shining Lights 2004”

2004  Winner of various medals and awards at the first “German Nature Mega Circuit 2004”

-    Repeatedly honored at the Photographic  Society of America
-    Several-times award winner at the competitions of the DVF (German Association for Photography)
-    Various awards and honor prizes at the photo competitions of the “nature lovers
-    Repeatedly honored at the photo competitions of the BSW
-    Uncountable regional documents, honor prizes, medals and awards



Voices of the press


“ What  is the highest reward for a photographer? For me the answer is,- when he creates deep emotions with his pictures in  the observer. Astonishment,  joy, respect for nature, but also horror about  the destruction of nature. Benny manages to do this  with each single photo.”
Professor Heinz Sielmann, 2005

“He takes good pictures. Spectacular pictures. Meanwhile they have won international awards.”
ARD TV, Titel, Thesen, Temperamente, 9 July 2006

“Rebel does not portray  the animals, he meets them (…) Rebel´s motivation is the protection of the animals. His photos are overwhelming documents of the animals that are threatened by extinction.”
Bavarian TV, Capriccio, 7 September 2006

“The wildlife photographer Benny Rebel is being regarded as the best of his guild.(…) For his pictures he risks a lot- and delivers spectacular pictures.”
NEWS, (Austria),17 August 2006

“He was born in Iran, lives in Hannover and he is an excellent animal photographer. Benny Rebel likes to travel and travels very often- and he always comes back with spectacular and fascinating pictures.”
SWR Television, 17 July 2006

“The photographer Benny Rebel ventures to approach wild animals up to a few centimeters and so he takes breathtaking pictures. That´s his way  “capturing ” them in order to show their beauty and how vulnerable they are.”
National Geographic (World), July 2007

“It is the direct way, which is the special quality of Benny Rebel´s animal pictures.(…) His just dessert for his courage are the spectacular pictures that show the savagery and danger during their creation.
3 SAT TV, Kulturzeit, 10 July 2006

“Benny Rebel prefers to take pictures of wild animals from very close up. In this way unique portrays come into being. Photos for all of them - Benny Rebel risks his life.”
Playboy, 1 May 2006

“Benny Rebel can be regarded as belonging to the young wild ones of the European wildlife photography.”
Photographie, April 2003

“It is not  only the simple “klick”, that this man wants. The passionate environmental and nature protectionist takes his pictures with lots of calculation and comprehension for the fauna.”
TierBild, 11/2004

“No other person dares to get so close to wild animals as the photographer Benny Rebel. The result: dramatically nice pictures.”
Bild am Sonntag, 16 June 2006

“Rebel´s book of pictures becomes kind of a funny homage to the movements of animals in their environments. A homage that also tells things one does not see.”
Welt am Sonntag, 13 August 2006

“Eye to eye with lions, elephants and buffalos: With his book of pictures “Ungezähmt” star- photographer Benny Rebel sets new standards  in the wildlife photography  and realizes with this work the dream of his childhood.”
Heute (Austria) 22 August 2006

“Benny Rebel´s passion to have  real contact with the animals distinguishes him from classic animal photographers.(…) Rebel stages wildlife photography in a new and very intensive way. His inexhaustible curiosity is being combined with his great commitment to the surviving and the protection of wild animals.”
Chip, Foto, Video, Digital, December 2006

“Africa´s world of animals stands for wilderness, liberty and exotic like nothing else. The photographer and protector of species, Benny Rebel has taken impressing portraits of these animals with his camera.”
natur + kosmos, August 2006

“These pictures stand out due to the respect for the animals as well as the  breath-taking and partially unusual perspectives.”
Der Standard (Austria), 11.11.2006

“Benny Rebel´s pictures are spectacular.(…) With his unique, award-winning pictures he wants to draw the people´s attention worldwide to the conservation issue. (…) Nobody can evade his pictures.”
Frau von Heute, 29 September 2006

“He is not afraid of wild animals –but he has big respect for  them: The photographer Benny Rebel gets as close to wild animals as only a few others.The reward for his risk: international acceptance and unique pictures.”
Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, 10 January 2006

“The environmentalist and photographer Benny Rebel manages it to take spectacular pictures of wild animals from a very close distance.(…) Rebel´s book of pictures “Ungezähmt-Tiere der Wildnis” (Untamed- Animals from the wilderness) contains a lot of fascinating pictures of wild animals.”
Life, March 2006

“ The artist Benny Rebel managed it to take impressing and captivating pictures of animals ,which most of us only know from the zoo, in their natural environment.”
Wochenspiegel No 42, 18 October 2000