TIFA 2021 Nature / Wildlife


  • Prize
    Silver in Nature/Wildlife
  • Photographer
    Frank Fenqiang Liu
  • Technical Info
    1/4000 Sec, F/9.0, Iso 500, Nikon D850.
  • Photo Date
    February 12, 2020

During the breeding season in Florida, great egrets grow long, wavy plumes on their backs. A male great egret chooses a nesting site and builds a nest with sticks and twigs. The great egret in this photo was eager to start his courtship displays before completing his nest. He worked hard to find a mate by raising his lovely plumes, curving his neck into an S shape and moving his body up and down. Sometimes he ducked his head low and then suddenly stretched his neck, pointing his bill to the sky. Photographing his moves felt like witnessing an amazing show in nature.

Fenqiang Liu is a fine art nature photographer based in Orlando, Florida. His work captures breathtaking moments of natural beauty and transforms them into captivating art pieces. With an education and experience in drawing, Chinese literature, cinema, and photography, Liu utilizes his unique blend of cultural influences from both the East and West, along with his artistic background and mastery of photography, to express his thoughts and emotions in a distinct and meaningful way. He has achieved resounding success in photography and earned numerous prestigious international photo awards.