International “Glanzlichter” Nature Photography Contest 2013

The photograph of the polar bears shown in the article was also honoured as a winner at the International “Glanzlichter” Nature Photography Contest 2013 again. As mentioned, the annual competition is one of the most important and highest regarded European events for nature photographers. In 2013 the jury had received 18450 entries of photographers from 35 countries. 87 photos in different categories were honoured with the “polar bear shot” being one of them, see the official site here


The photo was taken in the High Arctic in northern Franz Joseph-Land, using the EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM + 1,4x Extender on the Canon EOS 1 D Mark IV @ f 8,0 + 0.7, 1/500 sec, ISO 400 (tripod with Wimberley Head)