1st Place 2015 / Nature (Non-Pro)

Phantoms of the Morning

  • Prizes
    Gold in Nature/Wildlife, 1st place winner in Nature
  • Photographer
    Mateusz Piesiak

When the ponds are being drained, thousands of birds are gathering around, because of a great occasion to eat fish. I woke up before the sunrise, hid myself in the reeds and waited for birds. After some time the first egrets and gulls started to appear in the distance. It was still very dark so my exposure time was pretty long. Suddenly an eagle appeared on the horizon. All gulls lifted off while the egrets were standing still and motionless.