Ben Joel

Camera: Sony a7RV

Lens: 400mm

Aperture: f/2.8

Shutter speed: 1/2000

ISO: 200

Description: A gazelle mother charges a marshall eagle

Story from behind the lens: While eating breakfast in the bush, Peter Mpoe (my guide) and I heard a commotion from across the plains. Looking out, we saw a herd of Thomson gazelle chasing a baboon with a fawn in its mouth. Quickly packing up breakfast and getting back in the jeep, we headed to the scene only to see the baboon drop the fawn and escape the angry herd. Suddenly, a marshall eagle swooped down to feast on the fawn. The mother of the fawn charged the eagle, scaring it off the of fawn. Tragically, it was already too late.