Marco Mayr

Camera: Canon EOS 7D

Lens: Canon EF 70-200 f/ 2.8L IS II USM

Aperture: 2.8

Shutter speed: 1/400

ISO: 100

Description: Leopard shaking the head after heavy rainfall

Story from behind the lens: I visited Maasai Mara in August 2021. My guide Antony Tira and me were following this Leopard for hours, because he was hungry. In the afternoon it begins to rain and he moves along a small river. Than he sits down in front of that dark background (the ground was black from heavy fires). I expected that he will shake his head and made a great series of 8 wonderful pictures. I wished I could send the hole serie and not only 1 picture because it is much more impressiv. The background was perfekt, because you can see every raindrop and the picture gets an amazing mood. 15 minutes later he made a kill in the rain which was stolen by a lion later.