Lauren Barnett Megdal

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM

Aperture: f5

Shutter speed: 1/320s

ISO: 2000

Description: Giraffes seeking safety as they run through a rainbow

Story from behind the lens: We were out on a late afternoon game drive and were watching a pride of lions hunt for dinner. They spotted a tower (herd) of giraffes and decided they would be dinner. They slowly walked towards the giraffes as the sky darkened and rain clouds continued to roll in. The lions approached closer until the giraffes finally saw them and began running. The sun broke through the clouds and created this magical rainbow which the giraffes ran straight through when seeking safety. It was the most incredible sight I have ever witnessed and was so grateful to capture it on camera. Thankfully the giraffes made it out unscathed and the lions continued on to find an easier meal. This was our first day on the Mara and still remains the highlight of our trip!