Otmar Penker, born 1967, lives in the mountain village of Kaning in the heart of the Nockberge mountains in Carinthia, Austria. Being the son of a mountain farmer, he accompanied his father on hikes in search of wildlife and photo subjects from early on. The enthusiastic huntsman and nature lover has - due to his special talent and passion - attracted much attention and been awarded nationally and internationally for his nature documentaries.
Otmar Penker received training as assistant cameraman and sound engineer for several years. Meanwhile, he is not just a coveted filmmaker, but also producer and general manager of the filmproduction company "Die ARGEntur" in Radenthein, Carinthia. Through collaboration with the likes of Klaus Feichtenberger, the renowned director of the ORF-Universum series, he achieved mastership - as Feichtenberger puts it - in the award-winning masterpiece Der Prinz der Alpen.
His ORF-Universum-debut was named the most successful ORF-Universum production in 2008 and was aired around the globe.