Friday, 1st December 2006
by Mart Smit
This was the second time Mart had visited Lauvsnes, a village halfway up the coast of Norway. He went there to try and photograph white-tailed eagles. "I adore these magnificent birds," he says, "and was determined to get a decent picture". Taking pictures from a boat in strong wind, rain and high waves without a tripod "made things particularly tricky". But then his luck changed. "A calm sea, pleasant weather and, most importantly, a co-operative eagle", which plucked a fish from the sea in just the right spot, gave him the shot he wanted.
Equipment: Canon 20D + Canon 400mm 5.6
I'm Mart Smit (15). I live in Holland. I enter many competitions. I have won four prizes in the Wildlife photographer of the year.