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Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: 150mm

Aperture: f/8.0

Shutter speed: 1/1250sec

ISO: 720

Description: Nashipai is accosted by the Tano Bora, she defends herself as she is with her two cubs. Her bravery and determination to keep her cubs safe is breathtaking.

Story from behind the lens: Nashipai is teaching her cubs to hunt when she is accosted by the Tano Bora, they want to mate with her but she is not receptive she is only interested in defending her cubs from their boisterous nature. For hours she has to put herself between her cubs and the males. The atmosphere is adrenaline fuelled and heart stopping.