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#52weeksofnature Photo Contest Week 12, 2021 Winner

The winner of Week 12 of our #52weeksofnature photo contest is Garvin Carrell (@carrellexcursions). Waiting patiently for the right light and the right moment has its rewards. Explore the #52weeksofnature Product Section on our site to shop styles from past winners.

Where was the image shot?
Nooksack River, Deming, Washington

What camera did you use and what were the settings?
Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 600mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f5.6

Was there any special preparation required to capture the photo?
Waiting for the sunlight to illuminate the eagle but not the background. Shot literally all day for this image.

How long have you been shooting?
45 years.

What's your favorite subject matter to shoot?
Wildlife. Specifically, Alaska Brown Bears and Humpback Whales.

Where would be your dream location to take photos?
The Alaskan coast.

Who are some photographers that inspire you?
Ansel Adams, Nick Nichols and Paul Childress.

What excites you about photography?
The thrill of the hunt for wildlife doing something extraordinary, and then the reward of watching and capturing the moment!