Olli Teirilä

Camera: Canon 1dx mk 2

Lens: Canon 100-400 IS II

Aperture: f/5.6

Shutter speed: 1/800

ISO: 400

Description: Oxpecker and buffalo photographed in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy

Story from behind the lens: On every trip to the Maasai Mara I have seen the oxpeckers fly around the buffalos, and every now and then land on them to eat ticks and other insects. For a long time, I have wanted to catch this photo of an oxpecker holding on to the buffalo's fur, sitting in the middle of its face, and the bird's colours interacting nicely with the dark face of the buffalo. The seriousness of the buffalo adds to the mood of the photo perfectly.