Ben Joel

Camera: Sony a7iv

Lens: 100-400mm GM

Aperture: 5.6

Shutter speed: 1/1000

ISO: 250

Description: A wildebeest makes its way across the Savannah as the golden sun rises in the background. On the horizon, acacia trees speckle the background, completing the picture of a beautiful Kenyan sunrise.

Story from behind the lens: Waking up early in the morning, my primary objective was to find an animal to frame against the sunrise. Deciding to use a faster shutter speed and low ISO to silhouette the wildebeest, I hoped to have it stand out against the golden sky. My guide positioned the jeep in a way that allowed me to frame the beautiful creature symmetrical with acacia trees in the distance. Leaning out of the jeep with my camera almost touching the ground, I was able to enhance the image with a low angle.