Allow Nature To Do It’s Thing

Gerry van der Walt All Authors, Gerry Leave a Comment

All too often we head out into the field with preconceived ideas of the type of images we want to create.

Yes, it’s good to have some images running around in your mind so that you can use them as inspiration and ideas but sometimes nature does it’s own thing and you can just sit back, click the shutter and enjoy.

Gerry van der Walt - Wildlife Photography

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Nikon D3s, 300mm, 1/500, f/5, ISO 200

We were sitting at a waterhole watching the sun going down when a few giraffe came in to drink.

We were up on the dam wall so the angles were not great so most of us just sat back, put our cameras down and enjoyed the scene.

Then nature did it’s thing.

The light was amazing, there was no wind so the water was perfectly flat and the giraffe started moving away from the water.

We could see the shot coming.

We picked up our cameras and waited.


Got it.

I never had an image like this in mind and this was one of the perfect examples of just sitting back and allowing the photographic process, and nature, to run it’s course.

Until next time.

Gerry van der Walt

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  2. Nan Anderson

    I gasped when I saw this picture. I have an affinity for taking a picture of an animal and seeing their reflection in the water…this tops any I’ve seen. It is really something else! This type of picture is definitely on my bucket list!
    Thank you very much for posted it.

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