Torie Hilley

Camera: Canon R5

Lens: RF 400mm f/2.8

Aperture: f/2.8

Shutter speed: 1/1000

ISO: ISO 1250

Description: One of the Sala’s Boys focuses on something in the distance as he starts his movement for the evening.

Story from behind the lens: One morning, we found one of the Salas Boys walking toward a hill where he would rest for the warm hours of the day. When we went back out in the afternoon, Arnold took us to where we left the big male. Sure enough, he was still there. The winds started to pick up and he started to sniff the air, he was strategically downwind. It didn’t take long for him to get up and start his movement for the evening, looking for potential dinner. Arnold masterfully maneuvered the vehicle and positioned us to get the gorgeous male walking towards us. He was focused on something, as he kept walking, completely unfazed by the vehicles. We all thought he would hunt, but after a few more minutes, he decided he walked enough and laid down once again.