Nirav Shah

Camera: Canon 450D

Lens: Canon 70-200MM F4 L Lens

Aperture: f4

Shutter speed: 1/320 s

ISO: 200

Description: A pair of african crowned cranes look at each other in the Masai Mara, Kenya.

Story from behind the lens: We came across a pair of African Crowned Cranes along the bank of the Mara River. These birds are monogogamous, and it always seems they move together gracefully and in harmony. This was the moment that they looked at each other and the curves of their necks and shape of their beak, almost traced the outline of a love-heart. I feel very fortunate to have captured such a shot.