Simon Smith

Camera: Sony A7R5

Lens: Sony 400 2.8

Aperture: 2.8

Shutter speed: 1000

ISO: 200

Description: A portrait of a giraffe with an oxpecker tagging along.

Story from behind the lens: On our way back to the camp for lunch, we spotted a lone giraffe in the distance. Just as I was setting up my wide angle lens as we approached the animal, I noticed small black specks hopping around on the giraffe's neck. I quickly ditched the original plan to get low angle landscape shots and put on my longest lens to get a closeup of the interaction between these two animals.