Be ready for the unexpected

Marlon duToit All Authors, Marlon, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

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1/1600, f4.0, ISO400

As we finished brunched at Mombo Camp I headed over to my room. Clouds had been building all morning and as I shut my door behind me the heavens opened up! It rained so hard that I barely made out the shape of a male Red Lechwe standing about thirty meters infront of my room on the open floodplain. I immediately loved the scene and ran for my camera.

I love the resulting image of the Lechwe being battered by a a powerful cloud-break. It might not be an award-winning shot but you need to keep you eyes open for any opportunities. I had to “see” this scene in order to capture it, I had to act quickly! Keep your eyes open not only on the game viewer but also once back at the lodge, you never know when something beautiful might be right there staring you squarely in the face.

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