Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula. Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Photographer: Thomas Hinsche, Germany. BEST PORTFOLIO WINNER Photographer’s Story: ‘A special courtship display ritual reveals this drake Goldeneye in all his glory. He throws his head backwards and pedals his legs to impress the females. The courtship display of these ducks begins early in the year, sometimes even in January. At sunrise I was able to observe and photograph this special moment on a small lake in my homeland.’ Canon EOS 5D MkIII with Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM lens and 1.4x converter. 700mm focal length; 1/800 second; f/5.6; ISO 250. Tripod. Camouflage cloak.

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