VijayRam Harinathan

Camera: Canon EOS R5

Lens: Canon 500mm IS

Aperture: f/4.0

Shutter speed: 1/40

ISO: 800

Description: The giraffe and the acacia tree rely on each other for survival, but their relationship is delicate and needs to be maintained.

Story from behind the lens: While driving back to the camp, we came across this serene moment where the giraffe was feeding on the acacia tree. She was relaxed and seemed to be taking her bites slowly. With no distractions in the foreground or background this was a clean image to frame waiting for the subjects head turn. We spent about 10 minutes watching it feed and during that window it occurred to me how one misses such subtle yet symbiotic moments in the wild. The moment was so serene and simple completely masking natures complex interdependencies. Both need each other and evolve around each other. Any harm to either, disturbs their "delicate balance".