WPY 2010

Photograph Details

Winner 2010

Wildscapes

Maurizio Biancarelli, Italy

A wild wonder of Europe

After two days of torrential rain, Maurizio's luck changed. He was on assignment in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, a small but beautiful World Heritage Site - 'a real wild wonder of Europe' - with the goal of photographing the Veliki Prstvaci waterfalls. On the third day, arriving well before dawn, Maurizio saw for the first time the sun rise. 'Everything came together in the most serendipitous way,' he says. Gloriously soft light played through the mist and highlighted the lush tapestry of woodland colour. 'I especially like the dream-like quality of this image,' he adds. 'It's easy to forget that it was taken in Europe - a reminder of what a powerful tool photography can be.'

Technical specification

Nikon D3 + 24-70mm f2.8 lens; 1/4 sec at f11; ISO 200; Gitzo 3540 tripod.


Plitvice Lakes National Park, Lika-Senj, Croatia: latitude 44.8985, longitude 15.6067 Plitvice Lakes National Park, Lika-Senj, Croatia: latitude 44.8985, longitude 15.6067

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Lika-Senj, Croatia

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Maurizio Biancarelli, Italy