Rainbow bee-eaters in the Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia.
Natural world category, winner:
Image Credit: Photograph by Will Burrard-Lucas
‘To show hyenas in their element, I wanted to photograph them at night,’ Burrard-Lucas says.
‘The stars in Africa are so beautiful that I also wanted to include them in my image.
I used a remote-control “BeetleCam” to position my camera on the ground so I could photograph the hyena with the beautiful starry sky behind.
This is a single exposure.
I lit the hyena with two wireless off-camera flashes and used a long shutter speed to expose the stars’
Rainbow bee-eaters (Merops ornatus) can be found during the summer in forested areas in most of southern Australia and Tasmania. They migrate north during the winter into northern Australia, New Guinea, and some of the southern islands of Indonesia. Males and females are similar colours although females are slightly duller in appearance. via GALLERY: The […]
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