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By Andi Bourne

Local photographer highly honored in Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

Behind the lens


October 22, 2020

Zack Clothier Photography

Zack Clothier's Highly Commended image "Ends of the Earth" was selected in the top four in the Earth's Environments category in The Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. It was taken with a Nikon D750 camera and the Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8 lens in October 2018.

Rising before sunrise, professional photographer Zack Clothier and his wife Cortney hiked into a small lake. They day after their wedding, Clothier promised his wife that this would not be a photography trip.

When they arrived at the lake, it was only filled to half capacity. Colorado had experienced extreme drought that year in 2018. Clothier sought out the right composition before the sun rose on this October morning. Focused on the cracked foreground that was typically at the bottom of the lake, he captured a small rain shower in the distance while the sun rose highlighting the mountains...

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