Vince Maidens

Camera: Canon R7

Lens: Canon RF600 F4

Aperture: f4

Shutter speed: 1/1200th

ISO: 1000

Description: A Pintail Whydah courting the very plain female

Story from behind the lens: Jimmy noticed the Whydah from an unthinkable distance and positioned me in the most perfect spot. It was a challenging image to make as the framing was very messy with thorns and branches but I waited for the male to be as close to her as he could be an in frame without getting himself cut off by the branch. This was the only time we saw him with a female and the only time he presented himself in a courting dance. It was incredible. Not a cat, but the Mara is more than just cats.