Every once in a while, I stumble upon a light painting photo that takes my breath away. This time, it’s a photo by a Finnish photographer and light painting artist Hannu Huhtamo. He light-painted swans on the lake’s surface, ending up with an unusual and mesmerizing image. And it all takes a whole new level once you watch the behind-the-scenes video of him while painting with light!
Hello my name is Ben Cherry, I’m an environmental photojournalist and Fujifilm X-Photographer.
Currently I am midway through a groundbreaking conservation expedition called Flight of The Swans. The project is hoping to raise awareness of the Bewick’s swan, which has a declining European population, that all sounds pretty normal for a conservation project, but here’s the twist. Sacha Dench, a paramotorist and Wildfowl Wetlands Trust (WWT) employee, will fly the entire migratory route of the swans (over 7,000 kilometers), from their breeding grounds in arctic Russia back to the UK for overwintering. The purpose is to engage communities along the flyway and to work with partners across the 11 countries. To help build better action plans and awareness to conserve this charismatic species that first encouraged Sir Peter Scott to set up WWT in 1946.