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The last breath

A little owl catches a mouse to bring it to its newly hatched chicks.

Awards

Black & White Photo Contest

2023

Honorable Mention

Wildlife

Professional

The last breath

A little owl catches a mouse to bring it to its newly hatched chicks.

About Artist

Alexandra Surkova

I owe my passion for wildlife photography to two coincident factors. The first was the COVID pandemic. As people vanished from the streets, animals began to appear. I live in a secluded area, surrounded by the vast fields of Spain. At the peak of COVID, roe deer began casually crossing the road a mere 500 meters from my house, and vultures and kites were soaring directly overhead. It was at this precise moment that a mysterious follower, who had been admiring my photos on Instagram, many of which were captured with my iPhone, made a move that changed my life forever. I will never forget that day when a courier knocked on my door and delivered the package. This person, recognizing something more in my images, sent me a Sony 200-600 lens instead of a typical postcard, completely altering the course of my journey. So, there I was, an unexpected owner of a telephoto lens, living in an area that teemed with wildlife. The die was cast indeed.

Alexandra Surkova

Photographic Areas of Focus

Wildlife

Location

Spain

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