Lying in the ivy beside the Danube River in early spring, Imre felt transported back to an ancient time. A sea of delicate blue scilla flowers scented the air. In this in-camera double-exposure image, he created a soft close-up impression of a flower and then artfully combined it with the fine petals of another bloom.
National parks like the Danube-Ipoly National Park preserve ancient woodland habitats and protect them from deforestation for agriculture or urban development. Over time, these precious forests have built up a rich diversity of wildlife and plants – such as the scilla – that may not naturally thrive in any other habitat.
Nikon D90 + 50mm f1.8 lens + extension tube; 1/640 sec at f1.8; ISO 250
Danube-Ipoly National Park, Hungary
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Imre Potyó, Hungary
Imre is a scientific researcher based in Hungary who took up photography in 2007. His photos have received numerous awards, including in Wildlife Photographer of the Year and GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He was also named Nature Photographer of the Year in Hungary in 2018.