Tracy Miller

Camera: Canon 5D Mark iv

Lens: Sigma 150 - 600

Aperture: f6.3

Shutter speed: 1/800

ISO: 320

Description: I love to photograph the buffalo and oxpeckers, especially when the beast gets fed up and tries to shake them off.

Story from behind the lens: This relationship between some of the largest and smallest creatures in the Maasai Mara is one that I love to see play out. The oxpeckers collect ticks and other parasites which is of benefit to the buffalo however they also like to open wounds and drink the blood! My guide was very patient as I sat waiting for the moments when the buffalo would have enough and try to shake the birds from their skin however the tenacious little things just kept coming back for more.