WPY 2010

Photograph Details

Winner 2010

Animals in their Environment

Jochen Schlenker, Germany

Sharp reflection

Jochen went to the mountains of Aiguilles Rouges in the French Alps specifically to take photographs of ibex. These wild goats are high-altitude grazers, well adapted to the steep, rocky terrain of the Mont Blanc region. Having spent all afternoon taking photographs of ibex, Jochen set up his tripod to photograph the pin-sharp reflection of the jagged mountains in the smooth surface of the Lac des Chéserys. 'There were interesting cloud formations, and with no wind, the reflections were perfect,' says Jochen. 'Then a lone ibex walked by in the distance, completing the image.'

Technical specification

Nikon D300 + 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 lens + polarizer + 1-stop ND grad filter; 1/100 sec at f8; ISO 200; cable release; tripod.


Aiguilles Rouges, Haute-Savoie, France: latitude 45.979492, longitude 6.859028 Aiguilles Rouges, Haute-Savoie, France: latitude 45.979492, longitude 6.859028

Aiguilles Rouges, Haute-Savoie, France

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Jochen Schlenker, Germany