“Digiscoper of the Year 2018” awarded: Moments for eternity

December 11 2018

Simon Brumby is Digiscoper of the Year 2018. His video “Coast Dune Forest and Field” convinced the international jury of experts and the public. His work was picked out of 550 submissions from around the world. The competition took place on 13th May.


A total of 550 images and videos were submitted to in four categories, "Movement & Action", "Portrait & Macro", "Mammals" and "Video", all recorded with "digiscoping", where the camera is combined with a telescope or binoculars.

An expert jury identified the winners of each category according to criteria such as artistic approach, thematic relevance and aesthetics. In addition, website visitors could decide the most popular submission in each of the four categories.


Experience: Coasts, dunes, forest and fields

Simon Brumby impressed with his detailed and species-rich video "Coast Dune Forest and Field", both in the "Video" category as well as in the overall competition. He receives the grand prize, a complete set of digiscoping equipment from SWAROVSKI OPTIK with an ATX/STX telescope, digiscoping adapter, telescopic rail, tripod and tripod head.

"When I moved to the Netherlands over ten years ago, I started to see the coasts, dunes, forests and fields with different eyes. The digiscoping adventure allows me to capture and share the best experiences of the year," said winner Simon Brumby about what motivated him to enter the competition.


The whole variety of nature masterfully captured in the frame

The "Movement & Action" category winner is Peter Nilsson from Sweden, with his recording of a Eurasian Nutcracker (Nucifraga Caryocatactes), entitled "Take off". He was also able to inspire in the Mammals category with his portrait of a Eurasian Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) under the title "Mesmerized". In the "Portrait & Macro" category, Chung Han Wu from Taiwan won with his recording of a Southern Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri). All category winners will each receive a set of EL 32 binoculars from SWAROVSKI OPTIK as their prize.


The winning photos are available for download here:

The photographer's name (included in the file title) must be stated when reproducing any of the images. When accompanied by the name of the photographer and SWAROVSKI OPTIK, these images may be reproduced free of charge.


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Simon Brumby, DOY winner 2018: „Coast, Dunes, Forest and Field“


The world belongs to those who can see beauty.

Experience the moment!




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