Kiran Ranga

Camera: Nikon D5

Lens: Nikon 70-200mm f2.8

Aperture: f16

Shutter speed: 1/250

ISO: 500

Description: Kweli and cubs were on a mound when we tracked them early in the morning in August 22. It was a dramatic sky with wafts of light lighting up the scene creating the illusion of a grand stage

Story from behind the lens: We had been tracking Kweli and cubs after they crossed over from north conservancy for two days. Kweli moved the cubs overnight after a scary encounter with the Rekero sub adults the previous evening. Our guide philip expertly tracked the family early in the morning as they settled on a mound. The whole scene looked like a grand stage with a dramatic sunrise on a cloudy morning. As we were shooting against the light I shoot three bracketed images with varying exposures to bring out the details in the shadows and contain the highlights. This image is a HDR composite image