Silver 2020 / Nature / Wildlife

Lights and Shades

  • Photographer
    Bence Mate
  • Agency / Studio
    Bence Mate's Photography
  • Prizes
    Silver in Nature/Wildlife

Interesting imagery can be created from the humblest of the topics, provided that light conditions are exciting enough. The combination of strong backlight and dark background creates extremely fine atmospheres; however, it is a rare condition in nature.

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 developed 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.