WPY 2010

Photograph Details

Highly commended 2010

Creative Visions

Tanguy Stoecklé, France


Having observed and photographed yellow-winged bats for two years at Lake Baringo, Kenya, Tanguy knows a lot about their behaviour and where they roost and hunt. One of their favourite hunting spots is also one of the best for photography - Tanguy's own camp, where they come some evenings to catch insects attracted by the light. He regards them as among the most beautiful of bats, with their golden wings and enormous golden ears, and was determined to capture an impression of their action. After many nights, he achieved what he was after, an impression of the beauty of the yellow-winged bat's aerobatics.

Technical specification

Nikon D3 + 200mm lens; 1/80 sec at f5.6; ISO 1250; SB800 and SB26 flashes + manual trigger; tripod.

Lake Baringo, Kenya: latitude 0.624279, longitude 36.0676 Lake Baringo, Kenya: latitude 0.624279, longitude 36.0676

Lake Baringo, Kenya

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