Photograph Details

The LUMIX People's Choice Award

David Lloyd, New Zealand / UK

Neck and neck

Sometimes photographing large animals in isolation from their background can be difficult, especially if the background is too detailed. Luckily, David managed to capture the giraffes of Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve against a white, overcast sky, but he still opted to shoot a little closer and, adjusting the exposure, caught the intimate moment of a giraffe grooming its companion.

Technical specification

Nikon D800E + 400mm f2.8 lens; 1/1000 sec at f3.2, ISO 100.

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