Jousting Eurasian Sparrowhawk takes top spot in Our World photo contest

Cecilie Stuedal
(Image credit: Cecilie Stuedal)

The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) has just announced the winners of the Our World Photography Competition. This year more than 300 photographers entered the competition, with images that captured the glory of everything that is bright and beautiful in our stunning world.

First place went to Cecilie Stuedal, a 24-year-old wildlife photographer from Norway for her image, Kick the Can. It depicts a Eurasian sparrow-hawk and a Eurasian Jay seemingly fighting over a particularly attractive perch. The image was taken using a Nikon D500, a Nikkor 180-400mm lens at ISO 100, f/4 and with a shutter speed of 1/2500.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.