2018 Print of the Year

Print of the year honors are awarded for images adjudicated as the best of all the prints submitted during the competitive season. During the year, monthly "Print" competitions select the top 30% of images with the highest scores. These images are considered "Selected Images" and are eligible for the annual competition.

Print of the Year

Jerry am Ende

"Sunrise Fox"


Sunrise Fox back story: Shortly after sunrise, while driving at Bombay Hook NWR, I came upon a Red Fox sleeping along the wildlife drive. Normally, I try to position myself so the sun is behind me while photographing wildlife. However, once I saw this cute little fox, I had the reaction, "Wow, that would make a great backlit image!" So, I carefully opened my car door to get down at ground level and photographed this guy with the golden sun streaming around this fur.

Technical details: Canon 1Dx Mark II; Canon 600mm F/4L IS USM lens + 1.4x Teleconverter; ISO 400, 840mm, F/5.6, 1/640 sec