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Join a Wildlife Photographer on the Hunt for the Perfect Shot

What does it take to capture the perfect shot in the wild? For Belgian photographer Michel d’Oultremont, patience is key. Poised and ready, he often waits for days to see any action. When the animal finally emerges in his viewfinder, the intense rush of emotion in that micro-instant of life makes the process worth it.

In this short film from the Contra Agency, take an intimate journey with wildlife photographer Michel d’Oultremont as he searches for the recently introduced wild bison of Romania. Credits: Directed by David Hayes; produced by Hannah Salvanes Mclean.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.