Kim Norris

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8

Aperture: f8

Shutter speed: 1/400

ISO: 250

Description: I feel an image like this is such an iconic visual statement of the beauty and bounty of the Kenyan landscape and the Maasai Mara.

Story from behind the lens: Before ever setting foot on Kenyan soil, I had long dreamed of seeing animals on the vast plains as the sun was setting in the background. So when my childhood dream became a reality, the emotion that followed was expected.

With the help of our fantastic guide, Samson Itur Lokot, and the spotter, Masek Koipapi Ole, I was able to get out of the vehicle and lay down in the grass to take pictures. I purposely exposed the shot so that you could see some of the Zebra's stripes so it wouldn't be just a black silhouette. I believe this minor detail adds more depth to the photograph.