Meet Mario Cea, amazing photographer and judge of The Nature Photography Contest.

Mario Cea

Mario Cea Sanchez is a Spanish nature photographer who is known for his amazing portraits of birds. He uses a low shutter speed and artificial light to capture these feathered creatures in unexpected moments. He has a passion for high-speed photography, a complex technique that results in a mix of natural and unreal images, but that reflects instants that actually happened and that activate our imagination.

He has been awarded more than 80 times in different international contests on this topic, such as Wildlife Photographer Of The Year, GDT, Asferico, Bird Photographer Of The Year, OASIS Photo Contest, Nature’s Best Photography, AMBID, Memorial Maria Luisa and others. His work has been featured in various publications and exhibitions around the world.

Besides his work as a photographer, Mario Cea is also a teacher and a speaker. He offers online and in-person courses on nature photography and high-speed photography. He shares his knowledge and experience with other photographers who want to learn his technique and improve their skills. He also participates in conferences and events related to nature photography.

Mario Cea’s photography is creative and innovative. He uses different tools and methods to achieve his desired effects, such as flashes, triggers, reflectors, filters and more. He always respects the welfare of the animals he photographs and follows ethical principles. He invites you to visit his website to learn more about his projects, educational resources and portfolio.

Mario Cea


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All pictures appearing on The Nature Photography Contest website belong to their authors: Luke Stackpoole, Cynthia Bandurek, Mario Cea (the jury), David Selbert, Shifaaz Shamoon, Meric Dagli, Ivana Cajina, Yi Lin Tseng, Glenn Ostle, Arturo de Frías Marqués, David Alberto Carmona, Justus Menke, Marcio Cabral, Ulrich Wrabetz, Lawrence Worcester and OCG-saving-the-ocean.