Mateusz Piesiak – Highlight

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Mateusz Piesiak - Poland - Opera Segnalata - Highlight in the category Birds and bats

Mateusz Piesiak – Poland – Opera Segnalata – Highlight in the category Birds and bats

White ladies

One day I went to a drained lake near Wroclaw, Poland to photograph shorebirds. I was there very early, 2 hours before the sunrise. I wanted to build my hiding place before birds come. There was one of the thickest fog I’ve ever seen. I even didn’t know where to go, where to build a hide. I leaped the faith and wandered in rubber shoes through the mad completely not knowing where I am going. After few hundred meters I built my hide, jumped in and started waiting in silence. Hours were passing but any bird came to visit me. I was losing hope. Suddenly I saw some shapes emerging from the fog. I couldn’t believe my eyes! Great egrets! And in conditions that I’ve dreamed of but never expected to have together with white egrets! I couldn’t waste that opportunity…

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