Vicki Santello

Camera: Canon R5

Lens: Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1

Aperture: f/11

Shutter speed: 1/1000

ISO: 640

Description: A tower of giraffe flee the smoke and fire of a controlled burn

Story from behind the lens: A controlled burn spewed thick smoke clouds across the savannah while I watched from the road. . Against the backdrop of plumes, animals of all species were desperate to flee the flames. None were more dramatic, in my eyes, than the tower of giraffe that stampeded to safety.