Stunning image of flying bat scoops LCE Photographer of the Year 2024

LCE Photographer of the Year 2024 category winner
(Image credit: Marilyn Taylor)

The inaugural winners of the LCE Photographer of the Year were announced today at The Photography & Video Show - with a stunning image of a bat caught in mid-flight at night winning the overall prize for Marilyn Taylor. She wins £5,000 of vouchers to spend at leading UK photo retailer London Camera Exchange.

Shot with an OM System OM-1, the stunning image was taken in at a remote location in northern Costa Rica in December 2022. "It was dark, so it was very difficult to see these tiny bats flying like ghosts", explains Marliyn. 

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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.