13th Digiscoper of the Year

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Smiling for the camera

Spotlighted this beautiful mammal in trees above the entrance road after an evening of owling. Luckily it kept perfectly still allowing me to digiscope it.
Location: Weda Lodge, Halmahera
Photographer: Guillemot
Shutter speed: 1/50
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The 14th edition of SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s internationally popular “Digiscoper of the Year” competition has had a makeover.
For the first time, all entries have to be made via Instagram.


From October 1–31, keen digiscopers are invited to post their pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #DOY2019.
Only public posts can participate in the draw.
The lucky winner will be picked at random and receive a set of CL Companion binoculars with VPA (variable phone adapter) and adapter ring.

Important deadlines

  • Competition start: October 1, 2019
  • Closing date for submissions: October 31, 2019 (23:59:59 CEST)
  • Announcement of the winners: November 2019