Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020

Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
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Even though all the COVID-19 trouble the Natural History Museum, London, yesterday announced the "Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020".

Grand title winner: Sergey Gorshkov
Equipment:
Nikon Z7, 50mm f1.8 lens, 1/200 sec at f6.3, ISO 250,
Cognisys camera-trap system (this makes it clear why to use a 50 mm lens with a wild tiger ;) )



Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020
Grand title winner: Liina Heikkinen
Equipment:
Nikon D4, 28–300mm f3.5–5.6 lens 1/125 sec, f5.6 (-0.3 e/v), ISO 1600

Look through and enjoy the galleries. Once again, some great pictures there, no matter what gear was used.
 
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Codebunny

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Honestly I don't care about gear as long as the pic is as great as those in the contest.
Khudos to all those wildlife photogs.

That is the best view I have seen in a camera forum. Frankly out in the field when I meet someone with a Canon when I have my Nikon or someone with a Nikon when I have my Canon, not once is there a thought about 'ha his AF or DR must be rubbish'. It is always(more so if we are sharing a hide) that any conversation is around the animal we are trying to capture and if we want to swap sides to get different angles. The gear talk is "Oh your using a 600mm, I am using a 300mm". Outside of forums I don't think anyone cares though on a job your camera has to 'look the part' and to that extent it is sometimes easier with Canon lenses as normal people are programmed to recognise the red ring and the white lens as being professional.
 
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digigal

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This link has copies of more winning pictures and includes mine from this year: the puffin with a mouthful of krill flying to its nest at dusk in Grimsey Is. It was taken with a Canon 7DMII but that has now been replaced with the R5. We'll see what happens now!

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Catherine
 

digigal

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Thanks, everyone! After 7 yrs with the 7D/7DMII, the old warhorse has been retired and that picture was its last hurrah. We'll see what happens now that the R5 has taken its place. It's going to take a while for it to feel as familiar as the 7D but I'm getting there. Anxious to get back out in the world
Catherine
 
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ISv

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This link has copies of more winning pictures and includes mine from this year: the puffin with a mouthful of krill flying to its nest at dusk in Grimsey Is. It was taken with a Canon 7DMII but that has now been replaced with the R5. We'll see what happens now!

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Catherine

"We'll see what happens now!" - I can predict it: more beautiful shots, because you can!
 
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Del Paso

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This link has copies of more winning pictures and includes mine from this year: the puffin with a mouthful of krill flying to its nest at dusk in Grimsey Is. It was taken with a Canon 7DMII but that has now been replaced with the R5. We'll see what happens now!

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Catherine
Stunning picture.
Thanks for sharing!
 
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