Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Nature / Wildlife

White Ghost

  • Photographer
    Dorota Senechal
  • Agency / Studio
    Bdk Photography
  • Technical Info
    Speed 2500 / Iso 1000 / F6.3 / Nikon D5 + 400mm Lens
  • Photo Date
    March 12th, 2020

I dreamed about this kind of picture since 2012. Everywhere I was in Nordic and polar places of our Planet, I always missed the opportunity to photograph some Arctic fox in white fur. This is why I couldn’t find better title for this picture, because Arctic Fox was really becoming for me, like a ghost. Until this meeting in winter in Svalbard, when he appears on a perfect snowy day, on immaculate snow, in its majestic white fur, looking at me for few seconds. Temperatures were -40° Celsius. It was feeling like a magical moment and gift.

Polish-American, living now in France, multi-awarded in different international photography contests. Professionnal wildlife photographer and great traveler, I am travelling all over the world with my husband, trying to capture the wonders and the beauties, but also the fragility of our Planet. In nature, and specially in arctic and cold places, this is where I like to be, and this is where I can express my creativity. Each reportage is always beginning by a careful preparation and study of the species to photograph, their behaviors and places to explore. This is when the dream begins ...