The photograph of the polar bear mother and cubs was honored as a winner at the International “Glanzlichter” Nature Photography Contest 2020. As mentioned earlier, the annual competition is one of the most important and highest regarded European events for nature photographers. In 2020 the jury had received 16937 entries of 919 photographers from 39 countries. 82 photos in 8 different categories were honoured with the image below being one of them, see the official site here. It was my third success at that competition. However, the award ceremony and the entire 3days festival of nature photography sadly had to be cancelled due to the CoVid-19 pandemic.
The photograph was taken in the Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canadian Arctic, using the EF 600mm f/4 L IS II USM + 1,4x Extender III on the Canon EOS-1 Dx Mark II @ f 9 + 0.67,1/1000 sec, ISO 400 (tripod with Wimberley Head)