Sometimes the photography muses shine on you… on route back to camp after 10 hours of photographing wildlife, I found a lone bull elephant on the edge of Etosha, Africa’s largest salt pan. This time of year the atmosphere is full of dust and sand whipped up by the seasonal winter winds. I stop and wait, hoping the bull elephant wouldn’t walk off as I waited for the setting sun to turn a hue of Velvia. The small antelope in the distance is a springbok and adds a sense of scale to the image. “At last, the sun is low enough on the horizon, completing a beautiful composition.”
I don’t create many colour wildlife prints as I love making “black and white photographs”. But this wonderful colour picture I am very proud to have in my portfolio.
Location: Etosha National Park, Namibia
Camera: Fujifilm GFX 100
Lens: GF 250mm f/4
Settings: 1/400 f/4 ISO 400