Kenyan photographer duo, Preeti and Prashant Chacko, have been named The Greatest Maasai Mara Photographers of the Year 2022, with their image “Hallelujah” of a giraffe and calf. They become the fifth winners of the competition, clinching the prize of US$10,000 in cash and a five-night safari for two at Angama Mara.
Describing the image, Preeti said: “The emotion of a mother-child interaction is something that we love to photograph. And so we waited. What transpired through exceeded all our expectations. Three oxpeckers flew up into the sky at the moment of reunion, almost as if to say: ‘Hallelujah’.”