WPY 2010

Photograph Details

Highly commended 2010

Nature in Black & White

Tom Schandy, Norway

Texture of an elk

Tom was surrounded by about 20 European elk when he took this photograph. His hide was his car, and the elk had arrived to eat the vegetables that farmers put out for them every winter in the same spot, at Sylling near Oslo, Norway. With so many so close, he could 'play with form and different perspectives.' What particularly fascinated Tom about this female was her fur texture. He used the snow-covered field as a backdrop, deliberately mimicking the effect of a studio portrait.

Technical specification

Canon EOS-1D Mark III + EF 300mm f2.8 lens; 1/100 sec at f4; ISO 800.


Sylling, Lier, Norway: latitude 59.893456, longitude 10.291926 Sylling, Lier, Norway: latitude 59.893456, longitude 10.291926

Sylling, Lier, Norway

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Tom Schandy, Norway