John Spencer

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: 70-200 2.8

Aperture: 7.1

Shutter speed: 1/125

ISO: 64

Description: Remains of a giraffe that nature is slowly reclaiming and providing food for a selective few.

Story from behind the lens: Heading back to camp from a morning's game drive we came across the remains of this giraffe that apparently has died within the last few days of anthrax. The carcass was facing away from the road and offered a view through the animals body where the scavengers had focused their feeding. Those scavengers such as jackals and vultures that can tolerate infectious agents such as anthrax, are providing a massive and perhaps under recognised service in limiting the spread of the disease which can remain in the soil for up to 4 years. As to the processing, the midday light was harsh with the sky contrasting with the ground. As the image ws taken without the use of a filter, processing as a high key image seemed to be a natural choice.