Amish Chhagan

Camera: Nikon Z9

Lens: Sigma 150-600mm

Aperture: 6.0

Shutter speed: 1/640

ISO: 320

Description: The Mara oozes moments to be captured, from big cats and live-action to the migration herds. It’s sometimes easy to forget the tranquillity of the savannah plains and the calmer species.

Story from behind the lens: A memorable moment in the Masai Mara. The sun emerged after a quick tropical storm, producing a stunning rainbow over the plains. I sought after the closest subject I could see, envisaging the rainbow backdrop. A female Masai giraffe appeared from the corner of my eye, accompanying a larger tower of giraffes, as they were making their way to several Acacia trees in the near distance. As she moved forward, an oxpecker was seeking the perfect spot to land on the giraffe's neck. My shutter went off to for the next 20 seconds. I look back at it like a movie. This was my favourite image.