Ákos Lumnitzer has over 20 years of nature photography experience in the field and he is an entertaining speaker who specialises in presenting his passion for photographing wildlife and birds. He is also a keen photographer of aviation subjects and railways. His talks can be specifically tailored to your needs, but can also cover a number of topics such as:

- ethics and photographic techniques in the field

- finding and photographing subjects

- high ISO photography and digital noise management

- post processing

- flight photography

- getting the best from one's equipment

- using natural light and light direction

- customised workshops for small groups or individuals

See the events below for talks Ákos has conducted in the past and will conduct in the future. Why not get in touch with him to organise an entertaining evening?  The best thing is he does not need a microphone. 



July 11, 2022 - Photographing birds of prey and owls Penrith RSL Photography Club

March 9 2020 - Birds in flight photography - Penrith RSL Photography Club, more details on their website. Guests welcome. 

April 2020 - My obsession with birds - The Darkroom Camera Group, Katoomba. Tuesday April 7 2020.      


November 20,  2019 - Wildlife all around us - Blacktown City Photographic Club. Presentation will be at the Wests Tradies Club, 247 Woodstock Avenue, Dharruk. Start time 7:30pm. 

September 7,  2019 - Guest speaker at Threatened Species Day in the Blue Mountains. Talk about the Powerful Owl. More information

April 28, 2019 - Photowalk at Nurragingy Reserve in Doonside for up to 12 people. Free event that filled very quickly.

March 11, 2019 - Talk about our travels to South Africa in 2018 Penrith RSL Camera Club click the PDF in the lower right of the screen

October 10 2018 - Remarkable raptors book and raptor photography (talk)

Hunter Bird Observers Club  - see their thoughts about my presentation here.

September 8  2018 - Threatened owls in the Blue Mountains (talk)

Blue Mountains Conservation Society

Read a review of the event in the Blue Mountains Gazette here.

August 11 2018 - South African birds (talk)

Blue Mountains Bird Observers Club

March 2018 - Bird photography talk

Blacktown City Photo Club

5th November  2017 - Official Launch of "Remarkable Raptors" and talk
at The Australasian Bird Fair and Wildlife Expo

26 November 2017 - Bird Photography Workshop
Cumberland Bird Observers Club

March 2017 - Light Up! Night Photography Workshop – Guest Speaker
Thirlmere Festival of Steam

November 2016 - Bird Photography Workshop 

Cumberland Bird Observers Club

September 2016 - Finding and photographing owls (talk) 

Cumberland Bird Observers Club

June 2015 - How to photograph wild birds (talk)

Blacktown City Photography Club

March 2015 - Amphibians and Reptiles in the Blue Mountains

Australian Plants Society Blue Mountains Group

March 2014 - How to photograph birds (talk)

Penrith RSL Photography Club

August 2013 - Birdlife in western Sydney (talk)

Cumberland Bird Observers Club

November 2012 - Bird Photography Workshop 

Cumberland Bird Observers Club

September 2012 - Bird photography talk

Pennant Hills Photography Club

April 2011 - Bird photography talk

Penrith RSL Photography Club

December 2002 - The making of Beneath southern seas

Talk with George Evatt - underwater film maker

Granville RSL Club - for Frog Dive Scuba Centers

August 2000 - Marine life in Sydney (talk)

National Parks Association of NSW

May 1999 - Scuba diving the deep wrecks off Sydney

Sydney Dive Academy (ex Frog Dive Maroubra) - no weblink available

October 1998 - Life underwater in Sydney (talk)

Sydney Dive Academy (ex Frog Dive Maroubra) - no weblink available

July 1998 - Marine life in the Sydney area (talk)

Pro Dive Coogee 

Book Titles


Remarkable Raptors


Large Format Landscape, 13×11 in, 33×28 cm 68 Pages
ISBN Hardcover, ImageWrap: 9781389518812
Publish Date Oct 15, 2017


Softcover or Ebook

Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm 68 Pages
ISBN Softcover: 9781389518683
Publish Date Oct 15, 2017



Easy Diving in Sydney’s East

ISBN: 187570101x
Gallery Press Sydney Size E: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm)

BUY NOW: http://bookshops.com.au/isbns/187570101X

2017 Australian Eagles and eagle-like birds – Stephen Debus 
4 photographs published

2017 Wildlife Disease Association
Australasian Section

2016 Australia Post Stamp Release – Guardians of the night
Photographs of Rufous and Sooty Owl

2016 Build Your Own Wildlife Nestbox

Cover and other images

2015 Article: King of the Night Forest
Bushcare Blue Mountains

2015 Hunter Wildlife Rescue Wildside: Issue 55

2014 ZOOs South Australia Interpretive signageImages of cockatoos used for directional signage

2013 Australia Post Stamp Release – Pardalotes
Photographs used to produce artwork for Spotted and Striated Pardalotes

2013-present Birdlife Australia (formerly Birds Australia) Various photographs for brochures, magazines, bookmarks, web use
http://www.birdlife.org.au/australian-birdlife/detail/exuding-abundance (2012)

2013 Wildlife Health Australia ABLV Bat Stats: Australian Bat Lyssavirus Report

2013 Tom Farrell Institute Newsletter: Issue 32

2012 Birds of prey of Australia (2nd edition) - Dr. Stephen Debus 11 photographs published

2012 BOCA (Bird Observation and Conservation Australia) Photographs used in magazine and postcard

2012 Birds in Backyards The Powerful Owl Project

2012 Queensland Museum Network Field Guide to Queensland Fauna

2011 Article: Concern over Cruelty Western Weekender

2010 Australia Post Stamp Release - Caring for Wildlife 

Photograph of Magpie release

2010 Nature Australia Magazine
The Australian Museum, Sydney Macmillan Education - Textbooks

2009 Invertebrates of the world - Rudie H. Kuiter

2009 Oberon City Council 

Interpretive signage, images used in signage for Birding route

2007 Protecting Australian Wildlife: Fish and Frogs – Katrina Schneider

2003 Article: Small Fish a big find for a small fish - The 7.30 Report

2003 Animal Parents - Clive Roots 1 photograph published

2001 1001 Nudibranchs - Neville Coleman
6 photographs published

WIRES (Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Services) 

Photographs used for magazine, postcards, calendars, web use.

Sportdiving Magazine (Mountain, Ocean and Travel Publications)
Columnist, photojournalist, mini-book author

Dive Log Australasia (Mountain, Ocean and Travel Publications)
Columnist, author

Dive New Zealand (Dive Pacific)
Photojournalist contributor

Asian Diver (Singapore) - Photojournalist contributor

Sport Diver (U.K.) - Photojournalist contributor

Búvárinfó (Diver Info) - Hungarian web-based scuba diving pages

2001 The Daily Telegraph – Photo contributor

The Sydney Morning Herald – Photo contributor

2013 Manly Daily - Powerful Owl Project

2013 Penrith Press - Interview

2001 Photographs - On Channel 9’s The Today Show

Birds in Backyards Nest box for Southern Boobook