1990 - Art Director’s Club Germany
1992 - Art Director’s Club Europe
1995 - BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year (3x)
2000 - World Press Photo Award
2000 - Lead Award
2004 - Hansel-Mieth-Award
2005 - Fuji Euro Press Photo Award
2007 - German Award for Science Photography
2009 - Art Director’s Club Germany
2009 - World Press Photo Award
2010 - German Award for Science Photography
2011 - Dr.-Erich-Salomon-Award
2013 - Art Director's Club Germany
2013 - Lead Award
2013 - Black & White Spider Awards
2014 - Alfred Fried Photography Award
2014 - German Award for Science Photography
2014 - One Eyeland Photography Award (2x)
2015 - German Photo Book Award
2015 - FEP European Photo Book of the Year Award
2015 - PX3 prix de la Photographie Paris (3x)



1998, 2000, 2001, 2003 - selected works presented at Visa pour L’image, France
2004 - Appointed into the German Society of Photography (DGPh)
2009 - Schorlarship from Kulturwerk VG Bild-Kunst
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016 - On the shortlist of the Henri-Nannen-Award
2014 - Schorlarship from Kulturwerk VG Bild-Kunst
2015 - Shortlist Felix-Schöller-Award