WPY 2010

Photograph Details

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010

Grand title winner

Winner 2010

Eric Hosking Portfolio Award

Bence Máté, Hungary

Technical specification

Image 1: Nikon D700 + 20mm f2.8 lens; 20 sec at f2.8; ISO 1000; Gitzo tripod.
Image 2: Nikon D300 + Sigma 300-800mm f5.6 lens; 1/4000 sec at f8; ISO 800; Gitzo tripod.
Image 3: Nikon D300 + Tamron 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 lens; 1/250 sec at f16; ISO 200; 3pc SB-800 flash; remote tripod head; hide.
Image 4: Nikon D700 + 300mm f2.8 lens; 1/320 sec at f2.8; ISO 1600; Gitzo tripod; hide.
Image 5: Nikon D700 + 105mm f2.8 lens; 1/200 sec at f10; ISO 640; SB-800 flash.
Image 6: Nikon D700 + 300mm f2.8 lens; 1/2500 sec at f5; ISO 800.

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Bence Máté, Hungary

Bence grew up in Hungary in one Europe’s most significant bird migratory and nesting areas. He took up photography when he was 13, and soon his hobby became an obsession. He has been a professional bird photographer since 2004, making a living out of wildlife photography tourism. He was won many awards for his innovative images, often using self-built equipment and hides.

  • Lunge feeding
  • Ant rider
  • The great gape
  • Pelican perspective
  • Flight of the hoopoe
  • Brilliant show
  • Great catch
  • The lost supper
  • Workers' reflections
  • Fire on the Pantanal
  • King of the vultures
  • Leg-work
  • Attention time
  • Caiman's little mouthful
  • Herons in time and space
  • Portrait of a pelican
  • The bird rack
  • Hanger-trap