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Vincenzo Mazza broke his car while photographing a picture that went on to win him a 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.

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Thinking afterward about what happened that day, I’m sure that coincidence and determination had been equally important.

If I hadn’t damaged the car I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to see that scene, because we would have gone away before the arrival of the birds. Without determination, on the other hand, we would have gone away as soon as possible, without even trying to capture the photograph.

My picture was, in the end, selected among the 100 winning images in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 contest—maybe the most important nature photography competition in the world. I’m really glad I broke that door…

Read the full story here: https://iso.500px.com/how-i-destroyed-my-car-door-then-shot-an-award-winning-photo/

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