I sat in the back of the Landrover, the car bouncing over the uneven terrain with my equipment stored safely in my camera bags on the seat next to me. It was my very first day out in the Masai Mara plains…
We were going at a faster pace, called it a day and longing for a warm shower and a cold beer at our camp. I felt the warm air on my dry and dusty skin while giving my eyes a rest, enjoying the beautiful land passing by. But what’s this? Far in the distance at the horizon, a group of giraffes!
I saw a great composition happening and ask my driver to head to the right. While he took us on the detour, I unpacked my camera and lens.
We cannot get close but even from a distance it was such an enjoyable sight.
The giraffes stalked by with steady pace as if they were on a sundowner walk on the promenade. I took a low angle to emphasize the vast sky. The last bit of sunny gleam that glowed up the giraffes from below and giving the grass the last green color for the day was already making it a perfect shot.
… but then, while I was taking a few shots, a swarm of birds flew past and when forming the shape right in the center above the giraffes, it just couldn’t have been better!
What a calm, happy and synchronizing moment of a day’s end.
This image of the PRIDE OF AFRICA Collection (African Wildlife) is available to purchase as a limited edition print in 5 different sizes.
The edition size is 101 prints per image plus Artist Proofs of which each size has a certain amount of prints allocated to it. All artworks are personally approved, individually numbered and signed by the artist, Klaus Tiedge. Each artwork is delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity.
We are using Giclee printing method on high quality archival fine art (Hahnemühle German Etching) paper.
For this image the following sizes are available (including white border):