The competition was attended by 65 professionals with 805 photographs 

An underwater photo of the hedgehog on the Montnegre-Corredor Natural Park has won the second edition of the FotoMontseny International Competition. This photography contest, organized by the City of Arbúcies, the Ethnological Museum of the Montseny and the Photographic Association of Arbúcies, aims to contribute to spread the values ​​of nature photography and focuses its scope on the whole the Biosphere Reserves declared within the Program on the Man and the Biosphere of UNESCO and, on the other hand, in all the Protected Natural Areas of Catalonia (parks, reserves ...).

In this second edition, 65 photographers took part, with 805 photographs from many places on the planet: South Africa, Peru, Ecuador, Canada, United States, France, Argentina, Iceland, Zimbabwe ... The photographs took part in four different sections and Winners of each category chose the winner photo of the contest.

The 32 finalist photographs, selected by the jury formed by Martín Gallego, Paco Membrives and Pere Soler, have been reproduced in large format (90x60 cm) and can be viewed until March 8 at the Montseny Ethnological Museum, within the exhibition Biosfera19 . It is planned that the exhibition will be later toured by different cultural facilities and centers linked to the world of photography.

List of the 4 winning photos in the different categories:

Drac submarí. Foto guanyadora del FotoMontseny 2019 Foto: Francesc Fontanals

Protected Natural Areas in Catalonia - Flora and Fauna
Submarine dragon, by Francesc Fontanals (Photo winner of FotoMontseny2019). The marbled triton (Triturus marmoratus) lives near streams and bases where it feeds on aquatic invertebrates. The photograph is taken in the Montnegre-Corredor Natural Park.

Despulls de tardor. Fotografia artística Foto: Cristina Ayala

Protected Natural Areas in Catalonia - Landscapes
Autumn Stripping, by Cristina Ayala. Artistic photography that simulates the fall of the leaves in the Natural Area of the Sierra de Busa (Solsonès).


Mountain Dreams. Alpinistes pujant a un dels cims més bonics del planeta Foto: Javier Camacho

Biosphere Reserves - Landscapes
Mountain Dreams, by Javier Camacho. Mountaineers climbing one of the prettiest peaks on the planet, the Nevado Alpamayo (6,768 meters) in the Huascarán Biosphere Reserve.


Bernat de Santa Fe. Foto: Xavier Martínez

Reserves de la Biosfera – Flora i fauna
Bernat de Santa Fe, de Xavier Martínez. Un bernat pescaire descansa al bell mig del pantà de Santa Fe del Montseny.