Thomas Nicholson

Camera: Canon R5

Lens: RF 400mm f/2.8

Aperture: f/2.8

Shutter speed: 1/1250

ISO: 125

Description: Two zebras protect each other from predators

Story from behind the lens: I've always really appreciated the strategies that animals employ on the savannah to try to thwart predators. In particular, the habit of zebras to pair off and face in opposite directions is a true sign of how the animals rely on each other. We were passing through a herd of zebra that were all settling in for the day and pairing up, and these two, in the field of gold, really embodied this process.