Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Nature / Wildlife


  • Photographer
    Bence Mate
  • Technical Info
    Camera: Dc-g9; Lens: Lumix G Vario 35-100/f2.8, Leica Dg 100-400/f4.0-6.3
  • Photo Date
    26 October - 1 November 2019

While the cranes are sound asleep in the background, the greylag geese swim excitedly on the misty lake when it is scarcely light. At some point a white-tailed eagle joined them, making them a little uneasy, but after some time the other birds decided it was not meant any harm to them.

Wildlife photographer, born in Hungary, 1985. In 2010 he won the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photography of the Year award in London. He is the most effective photographer in the 53-year-old history of the competition, being the only contestant winning the first prize in both the young and adult categories. In 2005 he experimented the one-way glass photography technique, making fundamental changes in hide photography practice. This technique has been widely used all over the world, and most hides are equipped with such glasses.