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Zebras running for life



Zebras running for life

Zebras running for life
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Runner Up in Wildlife In Monochrome Photo Contest
Top Shot Award
People's Choice in Monochrome Wildlife Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Monochrome Wildlife Photo Contest
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photographyawards2020Top 10 class week 1
Wildlife In Monochrome Photo ContestTop 10 class
Wildlife In Monochrome Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Animals In Monochrome Photo ContestTop 10 class
Animals In Monochrome Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Monochrome Visions Photo ContestTop 10 class
Safari Wildlife Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 10 class
Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 10 class week 1
Wildlife On The Move Photo ContestTop 10 class
Wildlife On The Move Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Monochrome Wildlife Photo ContestTop 10 class
Monochrome Wildlife Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1

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7 Comments | Report
juanrdrgz
 
juanrdrgz December 19, 2018
I have no experience taking pro pictures... But this one... I love it.. really love it. I can imagine the moment of shooting this ! what a experience
jrfleury PRO+
 
jrfleury December 20, 2018
Hi There: . A very exciting image. Were the Cape Buffalo chasing the Zebras? Any of the animals hit your vehicle?
rogerbell PRO
 
rogerbell December 20, 2018
This is a breathtaking photograph - a huge well done. Outstanding work
Normanthegr8 PRO
 
Normanthegr8 December 26, 2018
outstanding capture
Wollve
 
Wollve December 29, 2018
This is really cool. How lucky you were to capture this!
alisonbomber Platinum
 
alisonbomber January 01, 2019
Amazing Shot
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock January 01, 2019
Spectacular shot!

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was clicked at Ndutu region in Tanzania. I clicked this on a trip to Tanzania spent few days in Ndutu and then went to Central Serengeti.
Time
This image was clicked in the morning, closer to noon. We were waiting at the marsh area expecting lions to come to drink water, there were some wildebeests and zebras drinking water, i saw a group of vehicles slowly moving towards the marsh area and realized they were following a lioness. I took a chance and asked the guide to take me up the hill and wait. I had requested for a modified vehicle where i could get images at low level, I surveyed the place carefully to see what are the exit points for the zebras, they cant run into the marsh or run towards the lioness came and only way to escape to run up the hill. Reluctantly my guide took me to the spot where i wanted, his apprehension was that we could miss a kill sequence, my guess vehicles movement would have already blown the cover of the lioness.
Lighting
Lighting was getting to be a bit harsh, sun was up, clouds were on and off, when clouds moved away light was a bit of a challenge.
Equipment
Body : Canon 5D MIII Lens: 70-200 F/2.8 ISII and used bean bag for support.
Inspiration
The anticipation and planning paid off the way the zebras and wildebeest came towards our vehicle and split right in front our vehicle helped in making some dramatic images, as i kept the whole windows open all the way till the floor i had lot of dust on my face. But i was thrilled and excited with all the action
Editing
I dont post process wildlife images much, i just make minor edits like contrast, spot removal, Vibrance, Shadows and highlights, Sharpening etc., I wanted to make this image in monochrome for the impact and for the color of zebras.
In my camera bag
For wildlife photography : ( now i switched to Nikon ) : Nikon D5, D850 and Lenses 180-400 F/4, 70-200 F/2.8, Tamron 15-30mmf/2.8 Bean. bag, Tripod for birding in particular ( Gitzo legs and Joby head), Intervalometer One action camera either a Go Pro or a Sony Rain cover is a must
Feedback
Planning and visualization is key for making good images. Also understanding animal behavior is very important in wildlife photography. Keep experimenting once you get the record shots and stock images try creative images and different perspectives. No harm in trying something unconventional. End of the day it is art.

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