Planet Arava 1 was considered a success from the outset. The impressive number of participants and varied activity program met the needs of both new and veteran photographers and provided countless opportunities for get-togethers, discussions, and information exchange. The event was also a success thanks to the impressive choice of judges, lecturers and workshop leaders. And of course, owing to the crowning glory, the amazing Arava area that offers perfect locations for terrific photographs.

For Planet Arava 2 we put together an almost entirely new and surprising team, and this team building effort is still a work in progress:

Famous award-winning wildlife photographer. Works at the Nature and Parks Authority. Doron Nissim will be member of the jury team at Planet Arava-2

Yossi Eshbol is a pioneer of professional nature photography in Israel and a leading wildlife and bird photographer.

Chris Gomersall is one of the UK’s best-known wildlife photographers, with a 30-year track record of professional activity, including 14 years employed as in-house...

I was born in Eilat, the southmost city in Israel. I fell in love with photography at the age of 18, as I left Eilat and the desert area in favor of northern...

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....

Lynn Margolis is a multi award winning Fine Art Portrait Photographer based in Radlett, Herts UK. She’s been photographing since 1998 and has a passion for...

Amir Balaban works for The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel. Discovered birding at the age of 11 together with a group of volunteer children at the...

My love to the world of photography began in parallel with my work as an Eilat Nature and Parks Authority inspector, and since then I have drawn my inspiration as...

Tal Lezerowitz, Adv. holds a law degree from the Ono Academic College, a degree in political science from Tel Aviv University, and a diploma in international law...

Legendary Israeli photojournalist. For many decades published in leading Israeli media. Thanks to Libak, the Israeli press has included such a thing as photo...

I'm Avital Engel, born in 1968, a graduate of the good old Camera Obscura. A professional photographer and a senior photography teacher for 20 years. Today, after...

Lior Castenberg is a macro photographer and video creator, manager  of Facebook community "The House of Photographers". His photos of nature were published in...

Noam Weiss is the director of the International Birding & Research Center in Eilat and he dedicated his life to the conservation of birds in Eilat and Arava....

Shahar Cohen is considered one of the top nature photographers in Israel for the past 32 years.