WPY 2012

Photograph Details

Winner 2012

15-17 Years

Eve Tucker, UK

City gull

Some of the tallest buildings in London surround the docklands at the heart of the business and financial district of Canary Wharf. As Eve walked along the wharf, a bird caught her eye. It was a black-headed gull, of which there are many in the city. But this one was resting on a very remarkable area of water. Eve realised that she was looking at reflections of the straight lines of the nearby office block, distorted into moving swirls. ‘The effect was so unusual – it gave a beautiful setting for an urban wildlife image.’ Like all true photographers, Eve had noticed what others most often fail to see, even when it’s right in front of them.

Technical specification

Canon EOS 450D + 100mm f2.8 lens; 1/250 sec at f4.5; ISO 200.


Canary Wharf, London, UK: latitude 51.50515, longitude -0.021258 Canary Wharf, London, UK: latitude 51.50515, longitude -0.021258

Canary Wharf, London, UK

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Eve Tucker, UK