Common Eider Somateria mollissima. Helgoland, Germany. Photographer: Thomas Hinsche, Germany. BEST PORTFOLIO WINNER Photographer’s Story: ‘Often birds do not tolerate a close approach and this prevents impressive photos being taken. On Helgoland, however, the intimate nature of the place and the obliging birds can make for special encounters. Here this splendid drake Eider’s flank feathers have been caught and ruffled by a tail wind.’ Canon EOS 5D MkIV with Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM lens. 500mm focal length; 1/2,000 second; f/5; ISO 1,000. Beanbag.

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