Sony World Photography Awards

“Eye to Eye" by Eugene Kitsios, Netherlands, Shortlist, Open, Wildlife (Photo: 2017 Sony World Photography Awards)

Description of the photo:

Taken along the coast of Scotland, this photo gets up close with a Northern gannet, the largest seabird in the North Atlantic. “Whilst shooting these birds I noticed one of them looking straight at me and managed to get the shot. I cropped the photo to end up with this portrait of a majestic gannet looking straight at the viewer,” says photographer Eugene Kitsios of the Netherlands.