The Invisible Wildlife Photographer


To take a good photograph is never easy. To take a great photograph of an uncooperative subject – like a bird for example – is even harder. But to take the perfect image of a bird midst breath-taking behaviour is practically impossible. Bence Máté however, knows the trick, for he is invisible! To the bird’s eye, at least.
At 16, Bence won his first prize at the BBC’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. At age 25 – with even more international awards under his belt – he still continues to surprise the world with stunning wildlife images. Bence Máté has a special talent in hiding, hence his amazing success. The INVISIBLE WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER simply disappears in one of his specially designed photography hides, from where he can enjoy, observe and – to the delight of most of us – capture what he sees. Birds and other animals are entirely unaware that Bence is close by, thus allowing him to photograph them in unique and rarely seen moments of intimate behaviour.
A unique window on both bird behaviour and stunning imagery, as well as the ‘secrets’ of Bence’s success are filmed in this revealing documentary.


  • Genre: Documentary
  • Duration: 3 x26 min
  • Narrator: Nick Thorpe
  • Director:  Attila Dávid Molnár
  • Director of Photographer: Zsolt Marcell Tóth, Bence Máté
  • Producer: Zsolt Marcell Tóth, Madelain Westwood
  • Production Company: Filmdzsungel Studio


Film series

One off version (52 min)