Thursday, 30 October 2008

Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Bird Category Winner

The Wildlife photographer of the year - behavior category (Birds) went to the Polish photographer Antoni Kasprzak for this image:


Here`s BBC's report on it:

The photo of a fight between two white-tailed eagles over the carcass of moose in the depths of a Polish winter secured the top prize in the Behaviour: Birds category for Antoni Kasprzak.

To capture this image, Antoni found a carcass of a moose, which had been hit by a train, knowing that it would be ideal bait for his subjects.

Five hours later, waiting in the sub-zero temperatures of the Polish winter, a struggle broke out between an adult male white-tailed eagle and a young male.

Capturing the shot, Antoni knew the snowy backdrop for an award winning image.

Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF500mm f4 IS USM lens; 1/1000 sec at f4.5; ISO 500; tripod

An exhibition of the best images from this year's competition opens to visitors of the Natural History Museum, London, on Friday, 31 October 2008

Credits: BBC

I had been to Krakow two weeks back, and although I didnt get a chance to go birding, I did catch sight of quite a few Eagles in the fields while on a short train journey from the city centre to the airport. I`m guessing they must have been White-tailed Eagles.

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