A genet feat of a leap
Marc, his father and two friends began leaving food out each night hoping to entice genets to visit. They succeeded, and slowly over four months this energetic character gained enough confidence to approach. Using a double exposure, Marc created a perfect portrait combining stars and poise. Despite being adapted to living in trees, genets, which are solitary, nocturnal relatives of the mongoose, often hunt and forage on the ground, their colouration helping to camouflage them on moonlit nights. Specialised in hunting small mammals, they were kept as rat catchers in Europe until superseded by domestic cats in the Middle Ages.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + 17-40mm f4 lens; 15 sec at f4; ISO 1600; x4 flashes; tripod.
Serra de Collserola, Barcelona, Spain
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