Award winning Hungarian photographer Bence Mate’s nick name is “the invisible wildlife photographer” captures breathtaking images of wildlife photographs of dancing parrots, weightlifting ants and a toucan looking for a fight incredibly up close and personal. He has caught in startling close-up detail; these eye-catching photographs give an uncommon perspective on the animal world. He offers an explanation as to just how he manages to capture such cherished photographs, as he spend days, weeks or even months quietly tucked away in a hide that he himself has carefully designed and built.

These often utilize one-way glass, which is what enables him to get so close to his oblivious subjects. He says; when I was walking in the wild with a pair of binoculars around our necks, we often witness magnificent moments in Mother Nature. However; at such moments, factors such as distance, light, background, environment and the miracle of surprise, infrequently allow us to pass on our visual experience to others. Therefore; I’ve to strive to forecast when such breathtaking moments occurs and capture them in photographs. You know, a great planning and patience are usually required to execute natural photograph along with dose of good luck.Source: Dailymail

A Black-winged stilt captured in mid-stride, in the Hungarian countryside

A Black-winged stilt captured in mid-stride, in the Hungarian countryside

A caterpillar goes about its daily business near Lake Bajkal, in Russia

A caterpillar goes about its daily business near Lake Bajkal, in Russia

A close-up snapshot of an Eastern White Pelican, taken on the Danube Delta of eastern Romania

A close-up snapshot of an Eastern White Pelican, taken on the Danube Delta of eastern Romania

A Dalmatian pelican shows the amazing size of its bill and pouch in the Danube Delta, Romania

A Dalmatian pelican shows the amazing size of its bill and pouch in the Danube Delta, Romania

A female leaf cutter ant carries a fragment of foliage - and an infant ant - in Costa Rica

A female leaf cutter ant carries a fragment of foliage – and an infant ant – in Costa Rica

A grey heron wades in to pluck out a fish with its long beak in Pusztaszer, Hungary

A grey heron wades in to pluck out a fish with its long beak in Pusztaszer, Hungary

A Keel-billed toucan (right) and a Montezuma oropendola in the middle of an aggressive encounter, in Costa Rica

A Keel-billed toucan (right) and a Montezuma oropendola in the middle of an aggressive encounter, in Costa Rica

A Keel-billed toucan takes a bite out of a Brown-hooded parrot at Laguna del Lagarto in Costa Rica

A Keel-billed toucan takes a bite out of a Brown-hooded parrot at Laguna del Lagarto in Costa Rica

A male European roller bird (left) attempts to impress a potential mate with his food-catching skills, Hungary

A male European roller bird (left) attempts to impress a potential mate with his food-catching skills, Hungary

A Splendid leaf frog (an aptly named creature) caught in close-up at Santa Rita, in Costa Rica

A Splendid leaf frog (an aptly named creature) caught in close-up at Santa Rita, in Costa Rica

A startling image of grey herons, caught at incredibly close range, by Hungarian photographer Bence Mate

A startling image of grey herons, caught at incredibly close range, by Hungarian photographer Bence Mate

In this image, Mate's camera picks out a Eurasian bullfinch, pausing for a drink in Pusztaszer, Hungary

In this image, Mate’s camera picks out a Eurasian bullfinch, pausing for a drink in Pusztaszer, Hungary

Mate has earned a reputation for being able to capture pictures of animals at very close range

Mate has earned a reputation for being able to capture pictures of animals at very close range

Such is Mate's skill that he is able to capture underwater images of pelicans searching for fish - at Lake Kirkini, in Greece

Such is Mate’s skill that he is able to capture underwater images of pelicans searching for fish – at Lake Kirkini, in Greece

This image sees Mate train his lens on the sunset over the River Prypiat, in the wilds of Belarus

This image sees Mate train his lens on the sunset over the River Prypiat, in the wilds of Belarus

Three Brown-hooded parrots shake off the rain at Laguna del Lagarto, in the Santa Rita area of Costa Rica

Three Brown-hooded parrots shake off the rain at Laguna del Lagarto, in the Santa Rita area of Costa Rica

Two grey herons spreads their wings above Lake Csaj in Kiskunsagi National Park, Hungary

Two grey herons spreads their wings above Lake Csaj in Kiskunsagi National Park, Hungary

Two long-eared owls perch on a wooden cross during a moonlit night in Puszatszer, Hungary

Two long-eared owls perch on a wooden cross during a moonlit night in Puszatszer, Hungary

Originally posted 2015-01-18 17:32:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Leave a Reply