WPY 2017

Photograph Details

Finalist 2017

15–17 Years Old

Marc Albiac, Spain

Boar crossing

The winding curves of an empty road caught Marc’s eye. He knew wild boar crossed it each night to find food. Marc framed his shot with the road snaking away ‘like a river’. Luck was with him when a mother and two piglets crossed dutifully at the zebra crossing, perfecting this scene of wildlife and people coexisting.

Though wild boar mainly eat fruits, seeds, roots and tubers, in this residential area, they also enjoy an abundant supply of cat food. Usually most active in the early morning and late afternoon, the adaptable wild boar can become nocturnal in urban areas, travelling up to 15 kilometres a night in search of food.

Technical specification

Canon EOS 5D Mark III; 100mm f2.8 lens; 1/25 sec at f2.8; ISO 6400; Manfrotto tripod.

Viladecavalls, Barcelona, Spain: latitude 41.554264, longitude 1.952545 Viladecavalls, Barcelona, Spain: latitude 41.554264, longitude 1.952545

Viladecavalls, Barcelona, Spain

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Marc Albiac, Spain

Marc began taking pictures of wildlife, mainly mammals, when he was seven years old, and has since worked on macro and landscape photography. In addition to travelling around Spain, he has visited Ireland, England, Italy and France in pursuit of his hobby.

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