Charles Janson

Camera: Nikon Z 9

Lens: Nikkor Z 70-200mm f 2.8 VR S

Aperture: 3.5

Shutter speed: 1/1250s

ISO: 800

Description: A flock of wintering European Storks took over a couple of dead trees and stayed there as the sun set.

Story from behind the lens: We were looking for a cheetah that had been reported, but stopped when we saw this beautiful scene. The birds were restless so we could not approach for a close-up view, but this medium-length telephoto image conveys the majesty of the scene.