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The LUMIX People's Choice Award

Karine Aigner, USA

Into the night

During the summer months, 20 million Mexican free-tailed bats arrive at Bracken Cave in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to give birth and raise their young. Each evening at dusk, the hungry mothers emerge into the night in a vortex, circling out through the entrance and rising into the sky to feed on insects.

Technical specification

Canon EOS 5DS R; 16–35mm f2.8–4 lens; 1.3 sec at f8; ISO 250; ProFoto strobes covered with red gels.


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