Silver 2018 Nature / Wildlife

Higher and Higher

  • Prize
    Silver in Nature/Wildlife
  • Photographer
    Bence Mate
  • Technical Info
    Camera: Canon Eos-1d X; Lens: 200.0 - 400.0 Mm (35 Mm Equivalent: 193.6 - 387.1 Mm)
  • Photo Date
    8 February 2014

Just before starting a serious fight, the great white egrets show this threatening position to each other. Most of the time, they do not start the fight itself, and their behaviour remains only an intimidation and they move apart from each other. They may measure their height, or it is maybe just the sign of that they are ready to fight.

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.