Berlin-based journalist, ornithologist and photographer Thomas Krumenacker (54) visited Israel for the first time in 2005 to report on politics in the Middle East. Fascinated by its natural beauty, he returned as a nature photographer. The spontaneous first brief visit was followed by more than 30 extended photo expeditions for his book Birds in the Holy Land - A photographic journey through Israel.  Krumenacker's photographs have been exhibited widely in several european countries. Thomas is deputy Editor-in-chief for Germany's leading Birdwatching journal Der Falke and a staff writer for Naturblick, a leading german-language magazine on nature photography. He is involved in several nature conservation projects with a focus on  preserving the last breeding population of Lesser Spotted Eagles in Germany.