A Swan’s Perspective Wall Print

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Description / A Swan’s Perspective Wall Print

A Swan’s Perspective © Mateusz Piesiak 2022. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned by the Natural History Museum, London.

Rising Star Portfolio Award, Winner

Three mute swans peer down at Mateusz as he lies on his back holding his camera above him, partly as a shield while the curious swans nip at him. The river runs through his home city of Wrocław, Poland, and this was a popular spot to feed the mute swans, which gather in expectation. Suitable free food is provided – seeds, corn and carrots – both to discourage the feeding of bread, which can cause digestive problems, and to help the swans through the harsh winters.

On this afternoon, it was -10°C (14°F), and Mateusz was the only visitor, lying out on the ice in the hope of achieving a new angle on a familiar subject. Curiosity was enough to bring the swans. The orange-red beak – vivid against the monochromatic scene – belongs to the adult. The other two are juveniles in their first winter, their beaks only achieving adult shape and colour in their second year. As if in retaliation for the lack of food, the boldest bird went on to grab Mateusz’s woollen cap, which put an end to his icy shoot.

About the photographer (2022)

Mateusz Piesiak is a Polish wildlife photographer. Fascinated by nature, he has been capturing unique moments for more than 10 years. Mateusz loves experimenting with light and composition, making photography a true art. Travelling throughout the year, he strives to capture inspiring images that present the beauty of nature. His work has been published in National Geographic Traveller Magazine, BBC Wildlife Magazine and The Guardian, and has been awarded in numerous international competitions.