Vicki Santello

Camera: Canon R5

Lens: RF 100-500 f/4.5-7.1

Aperture: f/11

Shutter speed: 1/800

ISO: 200

Description: A Topi uses a termite mound to survey the immediate area

Story from behind the lens: I was sitting in my safari vehicle when I saw this topi in the distance. My guide wanted to drive closer but I stopped him explaining that my goal for the image was a large environmental cloudscape with the topi small in the frame. He immediately parked the vehicle and I took the image from the window. I experimented with various compositions at varying focal lengths including horizontal and vertical orientations. When I reviewed the images on my computer, I felt this version with the large sky and the topi centered in the middle told the story best.