Epic drone shot scoops inaugural Nature TTL Photographer of the Year

Epic drone shot scoops inaugural Nature TTL Photographer of the Year
'Valley of the Scheldt' by Bart Heirweg, Highly Commended - Landscape category in the Nature TTL POTY 2020 (Image credit: Bart Heirweg)

The winner of the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2020 has been crowned, with French photographer Florian Ledoux taking home the title with his incredible drone shot of seals taken over the ice floats in Antarctica. 

The inaugural international competition attracted 7,000 entries from wildlife, landscape and macro photographers in 117 countries around the globe – and the standard of entries definitely marks the contest as one to watch in 2021. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.