18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sunset In Paradise

Gazelles, antelopes and the like stick together on the plains. Safety in numbers it is called. The more animals there are, the greater the chance of spotting a predator and of not getting killed. When it gets dark, the dangerous time for the prey animals starts. Here we have two Thomson gazelles, a Grant gazelle, a few zebras and a topi on the lookout, which makes a few other zebras relaxed enough to continue grazing for a while. - Masai Mara National Park, Kenya - Nikon D850, Nikkor AF-S VR 300mm f/2,8- 64 ISO, f/8, 1/640s - bean bag from vehicle

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Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Ingrid Vekemans