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Wildebeest silhouette, Kalahari

The backlight makes this shot, atleast for me. The gnu was pawing the earth, raising a cloud of dust. The soft morning sun in the back allowed me to get this shot.

While I was taking this shot, there was a leopard sighting at the next waterhole, as I discovered later.

I still don't regret taking the time to get this shot, though (or so I keep telling myself).

Personally, I think herbivores are a far greater challenge, as subjects go. Getting an interesting shot of an impala or a wildebeest or, in Indian forests, a chital or a sambar, gives me a greater sense of photographic achievement, even if it is predator shots that sell more.

Shot Details
Canon 1D Mk2, 500/4, 2x TC
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