Sean Owens

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikkor 70-200 mm F2.8 (195mm)

Aperture: F2.8

Shutter speed: 1/1250

ISO: 100

Description: Topi silhouette with lone acacia tree in black & white

Story from behind the lens: As the sun began to rise, a solitary topi began to walk parallel to our safari vehicle. In my mind, I saw a simple image in black and white with just the shadow of the topi and the lone acacia tree in the background. I envisioned a stripped down image with darkness rising from the bottom of the image and disappearing towards the white sky above. A bit of sunlight brightens the face and horns of the topi which I believe helps to draw focus to the quite and solitude of this beautiful animal ghosting through the early morning light.