Eric Averdung

Camera: Canon EOS R3

Lens: 400mm f2.8

Aperture: 2.8

Shutter speed: 1/125

ISO: 16000

Description: A zebra shares a warm embrace with her foal amidst the blazing plains.

Story from behind the lens: After a long day spent in the Mara Triangle following the large herds, we returned to the reserve to find raging fires all over the plains. The controlled burning had taken place while we were away, amidst the post apocalyptic landscape, we spotted a herd of zebra, with the fires right behind them. A perfect opportunity to capture silhouettes with the flames. As I was shooting, I noticed a mother and her foal, separate from the rest of the herd. Then they shared an embrace, completing the perfect moment, full of emotion and a joy to capture.