William Fortescue

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikon 70-200

Aperture: f/2.8

Shutter speed: 1/640

ISO: 100

Description: Early morning light illuminates perhaps the most iconic feature on any animal the world over

Story from behind the lens: In August last year this older female was starting to spend more and more time in camp, regularly feeding on the bushes around my house. This gave me ample opportunity to photograph her from either my window or out through my door. Over time she became gradually accustomed to my presence allowing some fantastic close up photography opportunities.