WPY 2012

Photograph Details

Winner 2012

Nature in Black & White

Robert Zoehrer, Austria

Hare in a landscape

This steep, ploughed field, in Burgenland, Austria, with a ribbon of dazzling yellow oilseed rape on the horizon and a swathe of green to the side, was just what Robert was looking for. ‘But it lacked a focus point’, he says. As if on cue, a brown hare entered stage right from the grass and sat motionless on the furrowed soil. ‘But once I saw the image in black and white,’ says Robert, ‘not only was the stark geometry highlighted but also the small hare became the centre of the composition rather than being lost among the colour.’

Technical specification

Canon EOS-1D Mark III + 500mm f4 lens; 1/640 sec at f11; ISO 250.


Burgenland, Austria: latitude 47.1537, longitude 16.2689 Burgenland, Austria: latitude 47.1537, longitude 16.2689

Burgenland, Austria

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Robert Zoehrer, Austria