Salmon Swipe Wall Print

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1. Choose the type - canvas, photo paper or fine art paper. Need more details? See the wall prints guide.

2. Select the size - the options in the drop-down menu refer to the print before a frame is added (including any border). All images are produced in their original uncropped format, so the actual image size may vary depending on your selection.

Canvas prints: the full image covers the entire front face. There is no border and the edges are white. The size selected from the drop-down size menu will be the actual image size.

Photo paper or fine art paper (framed or unframed) - actual image size within the border will be:

Paper size: width x height  Actual image size: width x height
40cm x 30cm 28cm x 18.6cm
50cm x 40cm 40cm x 26.6cm
70cm x 50cm 54cm x 36cm
100cm x 70cm 80cm x 53.3cm

3. Pick a frame (or choose not to). Frames are 2cm wide and stand 2.3cm from the wall.

4. Add to basket and you're done!

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Description / Salmon Swipe Wall Print

Salmon Swipe © Paul Souders 2011. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned by the Natural History Museum, London.

‘I set out to show a salmon’s-eye view of a swimming bear swiping at a fish with its huge paws,’ says Paul. The location he chose was Katmai National Park in Alaska, and he arrived in time for the late-summer runs of red and chum salmon heading upstream to spawn. Grizzly bears cluster around good fishing spots on the rivers to gorge on salmon, in preparation for the long winter. At shallow points, they wade into the water to try to grab the fish.

‘I found an accessible pool,’ says Paul, ‘just below a steep set of river rapids, where the salmon rested before the difficult climb upstream.’ He submerged his camera on a ballasted tripod, and with a radio-controlled remote trigger sat across the river and waited – for four days. Bears turned up with different hunting strategies – sprinters and splashers, stalkers and swimmers. This adult female was one of the best hunters, using all the techniques and eventually providing the action Paul was after.