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Wildebeest in Motion

Wildebeest in Motion

I arrived in the Maasi Mara about a week to early. Heavy rains in Tanzania has kept the wildebeest on that side of the border longer than expected, and so we didn’t get to see the millions of wildebeest that constitute the Great Migration—instead we only got to see tens of thousands.

When you spend a week of 10 hours a day photographing, you eventually start looking for ways to challenge yourself, and in my case (and many in our group) one challenge was to try panning with longer exposures.

This was one of my first attempts, and one I’m very pleased with. The colors are just so vibrant, and the sense of movement is clearly shown, but also the wildebeest is still recognizable. Not too bad for an early attempt.

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