I am very happy and proud to announce that my image of a red squirrel in a snow flurry has won the 2008 Grasduinen Photo Competition, a competition that many nature and wildlife photographers strive to win.
The photo is published in the September issue of Grasduinen magazine and can also be seen printed large at Kasteel Groeneveld in Baarn from September 27 to January 18. In addition to everlasting glory, the prize is a photographic holiday to a chosen European destination. The images that result from the trip will be published in a future issue of the magazine. No need to say, I am really looking forward to chosing and going on a photo holiday to a nature/wildlife destination.
The winning squirrel lives in a pine forest in Sweden and has a bad habit of chasing away bullfinches, tits and redpolls. Luckily, there’s also another side to the squirrel, as it was kind enough to endure the snow flurry, pose nicely on a tree stump for a few seconds and provide me with a very nice winter image.
Red Squirrel in snow flurry; Canon 1D Mark III w. EF 500/4; 1/200s at F5,6 and ISO 400; Gitzo tripod from hide.