Ingo Arndt

Ingo Arndt was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

As a child, he was always outside in nature. He soon realised that photography was a useful tool in environmental protection, so, after finishing school in 1992, Arndt began working as a professional photographer. Since then, he has travelled around the globe for extended periods as a freelance wildlife photographer, photographing reports in which he portrays animals and their habitats. With his images, he hopes to stimulate and increase the awareness of his viewing audience and show them the magnificence of nature.

Ingo Arndt’s photographs are mainly published in international magazines including GEO and National Geographic. He has also published 18 books. 

He has recieved numerous awards for this photography. Several of his images were winners of the 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition' and the 'GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year'. His picture story on 'Animal Feet' was awarded third prize in the 'Nature, stories' category of 2005 World Press Photo Contest . In 2006, he received the 'German Award for Science Photography', and in 2008 and 2012 he won the 'GDT Fritz Poelking Award'.

In 2014. Arndt received the Correll Book Award from the University of Main and in 2016 he was awarded the title 'King of Photography' at the Power of the Image Exhibition in Datong, China.

World Press Photo Involvement: 
Award-winning photographer 2005 Photo Contest 
Award-winning photographer 2019 Photo Contest 

Ingo Arndt

Photo credit: Silke Arndt