In wildlife photography, timing is everything.
Zebras fight, but capturing the peak moments of those fights is not easy. Sure, cameras that shoot 10+ frames a second help, but all the frames in the world won't capture the shot if you press the shutter button after the action is over.
Next time you are photographing wildlife, try these tips. First, try watching the animals through your viewfinder. Keep your finger on the shutter and be ready to capture the image on a moment's notice. If you think something is about to happen, press the shutter. You will guess wrong more often then not, but occasionally you will nail the action. Second, keep both eyes open when looking through the viewfinder. One eye should be watching the subject while the other is looking for activity outside the frame. It takes practice, but that second eye often picks up incoming action and gives you an extra second to get ready. Third, learn about your subject. Most animals have "tells" that will announce certain behaviors before they happen.
These fighting #zebra
were photographed in #ngorongorocrater
. The image was created using a Canon 1D mark II and a 120-300mm lens. The camera settings were 1/400 sec @ f/9, 640 ISO.
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