Bence Mate is a Hungarian wildlife photographer, and the most successful participant in the history of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of The Year competition. He is the only person to be voted both 'Young Wildlife Photographer of The Year' and 'Wildlife Photographer of The Year', and he leads all the rankings in this competition. He is best known to the public as 'The Invisible Wildlife Photographer' from the title of a three-part series broadcast on Spectrum Television. Apart from these achievements he has also established an international reputation as a designer of specialist photography hides. According to a 2014 survey, he is the 9th best-known Hungarian in the world, and is also very successful in his own country.
Bence is an Ambassador for Panasonic cameras.
Books: The Invisible Wildlife Photographer , The Handbook of Bird Photography (co-authored with Markus Varesvuo and Jari Peltomäki), The Exhibition