Janis Hurley

Camera: Sony a1

Lens: Sony 400mm f2.8

Aperture: f2.8

Shutter speed: 1/1250

ISO: 800

Description: Wildebeest thinking better of swimming the Mara River

Story from behind the lens: These Wildebeest had begun to cross the river, as you can see by the wet manes. As they sense predators, most of them turned around and tried to wedge themselves up onto a narrow ledge beside the river. You can see the fear and confusion in some of the animals' eyes. With no grass or distractions, the monochrome image invites you into the Wildebeests' plight.