Bence Máté


Bence Máté is a wildlife photographer, born in Hungary, in 1985.

In 2010, he won the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photography of the Year award in London. He is the most effective photographer in the 53-year-old history of the competition, being the only contestant winning the first prize in both the young and adult categories.

In 2005, he experimented with the one-way glass photography technique, making fundamental changes in hide photography practice. This technique has been widely used all over the world, and most hides are equipped with such glasses. Since 2008, he has been designing wildlife photography hides in different parts of the world (Hungary, Costa Rica, Brazil, Norway, South-Africa and Transylvania, Romania). His enterprise operating in Hungary welcomes photographers with the most exclusive hides in the world.

His most significant awards include the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year (international) in 2010; the BBC Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year (international) in 2002; the Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Hungary) in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015; and the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Hungary) in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004; among others.

World Press Photo Involvement: 
Award-winning photographer 2017 Photo Contest
Award-winning photographer 2019 Photo Contest

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Photo credit: Erika Szabo