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by Connor Stefanison, Canada
Winner: The Eric Hosking Portfolio Award
"Anticipating the pounce — that was the hardest part," says Connor, who had come to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, U.S., in search of wildlife as much as the spectacular landscape. He found this fox, his first ever, on his last day in the park. It was so absorbed in hunting that Connor had plenty of time to get out of the car and settle behind a rock. It quartered the grassland, back and forth, and then started staring intently at a patch of ground, giving Connor just enough warning of the action to come. When it sprung up, Connor got his shot. And when it landed, the fox got his mouse.
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