TIFA 2022 Nature / Flowers

Sun Worshippers

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Flowers
  • Photographer
    Henrik Spranz
  • Technical Info
    F/2.8, 1/2000s, Iso-400, Canon R5 + Sigma 180/2.8
  • Photo Date

A group of greater pasque flowers [Pulsatilla grandis ] at sunrise. It's always a challenge, but also satisfying to capture the rising sun together with wildflowers. On this day the air was filled with Sahara dust – which made the scene look surreal.

Nick Smith for Outdoor Photography magazine: "There's something magical about Henrik Spranz's photography. Although deeply rooted in the hyper-real world of natural history and landscape, his work bears none of the hallmarks of scientific illustration or even animal portraiture. His world is a dream-like state of whimsical and wispy perfection, pastel colours and cheeky woodland creatures. In fact, it's fair to say that the Spranz portfolio has more in common with Grimm's Fairy Tales, Hans Christian Andersen or even the early animated children's movies by Walt Disney..."