Raheel Shah

Camera: Canon 90D

Lens: Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3

Aperture: f6.3

Shutter speed: 1/1250

ISO: 6400

Description: A father giraffe kissing his young calf good night at dusk.

Story from behind the lens: After an exciting day, we were driving back to camp at sunset. We came across a tower of giraffes and our driver Ole Ronko Jackson perfectly lined up the car with the fiery sunset in the background. This was one of the most beautiful sunsets I had come across in my life. I was looking around to photograph something spectacular when an extremely unique image caught my eye. It was a father giraffe kissing his young calf. This was unique because it is very rare for you to find a father giraffe kissing his calf because usually you find a mother kissing the calf or licking it. I immediately put my head down to the view finder and I started to shoot. This lasted for only a very short amount of time, and I only managed to shoot 2 frames. This was one of the most astonishing things that I had ever photographed or even ever seen in my life.