Cindee Beechwood

Camera: Nikon Z8

Lens: Nikon 100-500mm

Aperture: f/7.1

Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec.

ISO: 800

Description: A topi about ready to give birth

Story from behind the lens: While driving around the Maasai Mara during the heat of the day, my guide spotted a topi with the legs of a calf emerging from the back of a topi. "She's about ready to give birth" he exclaimed. We followed the topi at a distance until she finally stopped to give birth. Although we couldn't witness the birth from our vantage point, we were able to see when the calf stood up on wobbly legs and bonded with its mother.