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This Week in Assassin’s Creed Virtual Photography: 11th to 17th December


6 Jan 2024

Written By:

Edited By:

Colum Blackett

Welcome to the weekly virtual photography roundup hosted by Aaron Young from the AC Partnership Program.

Every week we will be picking our top 5 favourite Assassin’s Creed shots and showcasing them on The Ones Who Came Before website, in order to promote virtual photography and talented content creators within the community.

This week’s guest judge is Steffi Syndrome a member of VGP Network and host of the wonderful #PhotoModeMonday – it is a real pleasure to have Steffi along for this week’s theme.

Keep an eye on the site as more weekly shots are added, we are looking for captures across all Assassin’s Creed games. Tag your photos to the #TOWCBWeeklyCapture for a chance to be featured.

This week’s theme: Wildlife



Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

VP Artist: @m_nt_13

The Ones Who Came Before Photo of the Week

Guest Judge: @StefanieMcMaken

''I just love the perspective, with the artic fox peeking through the shrubs, there’s such life in it!

In addition, the colours harmonize and give a beautiful winter vibe. I am also impressed that they don’t get lost, and the fox stays clearly visible. A truly remarkable shot, that is reminiscent of real photography.

I am always amazed by @m_nt_13 captures, and this is no exception. Incredible work.''


“Wilderness without wildlife is just scenery”.

''The various location in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla opens the door for a magnitude of wildlife. The snowy tundra sections in the north of England and Norway play host to the coolest and most lovable creatures. None more so than this wily fox peeking through the undergrowth. I am loving the winter tones and how the fox is camouflaged. It is a shot straight out of a documentary series, with the fox clearly hunting its prey. Timing is everything with these types of capture, and it is also very difficult to get anywhere near the wildlife. Kudos to m for producing such a superb shot.''



Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

VP Artist: @m_nt_13

“Wildlife is something which man cannon construct.”

In the world of virtual photography, you must have an abundance of patience and a sprinkling of luck. Many shots you see on social media have had a lot of time and effort poured into them. This capture here is a moment to savour. I still can’t work out how this has been pulled off so brilliantly. The odds of capturing this exact moment must be so slim. The shot is perfection with the stag howling to the moon like a wolf. I really like how the clouds frame the capture and the moons glow adds a beauty to the shot. Epic timing and great composition make for a glorious winter shot.  


The Ocean

Game: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

VP Artist: @PhilGPT

“Under the sea.”

It is funny how Assassin’s Creed has evolved over the years. It started out a city game, but after the huge success of Black Flag the sea has become somewhat of a staple to the series. The wide-open oceans are limited in Origins and Valhalla but there was so much to explore in Odyssey. Once again, I must commend Phil for the timing of the shot. This insanely good capture must have taken some time to produce. The ambiance and colour scheme are beautiful, and having the fin sticking out of the water is a touch of magic.



Game: Assassin’s Creed Origins

VP Artist: @G_Assassin90

“Sometimes I am the beast in the darkness.”

Hands down one of the best wildlife games is Assassin’s Creed Origins. The ecosystem on show is exceptionally developed. Having predators hunt their prey in front of you as you stroll the desert is quite something. This capture of a crocodile weaving its way through the waters is both elegant and menacing. These beasts are arguably the deadliest in Origins and should be avoided at all costs. I love the green of the water and the ripple effect. The colours are balanced perfectly to mimic a real-life photo. The details on the crocodile are remarkable, just don’t get too close.  


Winters Coming

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

VP Artist: @BetweenDPixels

“Nothing burns like the cold.”

Deer seem to be ever present in the wilds of Assassin’s Creed games. Often, they are hunted by other animals or by the player themselves. This gorgeous capture of a female deer walking through the thick snow gives off massive winter vibes. I could easily see this shot on a Christmas card. I adore the composition, with the forest slightly blurred in the background. There is such a cold feel to the shot, and the details of the snow along with those hoofprints look great. The deer looks startled, which means Eivor must be nearby. A beautiful capture that perfectly fits the theme.


Check out this new video by Turið Torkilsdóttir showcasing other December 2023 Assassin's Creed Virtual Photography captures, taken as part of our Eivor and Wildlife themes!


And that sums it up for this week’s Assassin’s Creed virtual photography recap list!

Thank you for checking out this week’s photo collection. This would not be possible without the virtual photographers out there so a huge thanks to them. Until next week keep those shots coming in!


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About the Author

Aaron is a passionate Assassin's Creed fan who joined our AC Partnership Program as an Online Article Writer back in 2022.

After building momentum and interest on TOWCB website for Virtual Photography, Aaron established TOWCB Virtual Photography Team, of which he is now Team Leader. Throughout 2024, TOWCB VP Team will be sharing community captures in dedicated articles, and providing a positive environment on Twitter for gamers to share their shots.

Aaron Young

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