William Fortescue

Camera: Nikon Z7ii

Lens: 70-200 f/2.8

Aperture: f/5

Shutter speed: 1/640

ISO: 160

Description: A loan zebra stands a top a ridge on the boundary between Mara North and the greater reserve as a storm brews over head

Story from behind the lens: This was the second day we spent working with zebras on the ridge, almost getting what we were after on day one but for a ridge of the escarpment breaking an otherwise clean horizon. With the zebra standing still, the tail flick was key to creating the energy the frame needed - without it the image would have much less emphasis. While I generally prefer to keep my zebra shots in colour, the contrast between its stripes and the storm were far more striking in black and white and gave the image the added dimension it required