Face off between cuckoo and sedge warbler wins the photo prize

(Image credit: Keith Bannister)

 Keith Banister from Lancashire, England, has won  Living Planet Photography Competition, organized by The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers. Keith has won a copy of DxO Nik Collection 2  software worth £125 plus one-year free membership to the Society (or one of its sister societies).

His stunning action image shows a sedge warbler facing up to the much larger cuckoo. The image was shot from a hide in York, England, in May last year. It was shot on Nikon D4 with a Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VR lens and a Nikon 1.7x teleconverter, using Aperture Priority exposure mode. The exposure was 1/800sec at f/6.3, ISO1000

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.