18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Girls Night Out

These ladies look so guilty caught at sunrise in the wild dagga (cannabis) fields. It looks as though they have been partying all night and are now trying to look innocent. I really enjoyed the soft background with strong backlight on the impala and the height of the plants to add interest. I know the compositional rule of odds but I could not bring myself to crop out the fourth impala on the edge of the frame as she adds to the guilty drama.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Near Hoedspruit, South Africa
Copyright: © Jetje Japhet