Sebastian Riepp

Camera: Nikon Z6

Lens: 70-200mm

Aperture: 5.6

Shutter speed: 1250

ISO: 500

Description: In late afternoon, a hippo enjoys the first sunrays after a thunderstorm.

Story from behind the lens: Because of an upcoming thunderstorm we had to endure in the car for a while, next to a water hole with some hippos. The rain was heavy and there where lots of flashes around us. After the storm was over, the sun came out immediately and this hippo enjoyed it to the maximum. While shooting this picture, I already had the black and white in mind because of the clean frame without disturbing elements and the high contrast scenario.