Zebra Dreamtime by Lisa Bukalders
Zebra Dreamtime by Lisa Bukalders

Canon EOS 60D with Canon 18-135 mm at f/36.0 1/5th second ISO 160 - I wanted to get an image of zebras in movement. In my original plan they would be galloping across the flood plain, but they didn’t want to co-operate that day and were happy to browse around on the riverside. I noticed there were usually one or two which seemed to be on ‘lookout duty’ and I changed my plan and my shutter speed to capture that stillness in a sea of movement. In the end as it got towards dusk and losing daylight, I obtained the images I wanted of the zebras gathering together to leave the river for the safety of the bush – and I was happy with the moody look the coming darkness created.

I like the image as it has a dreamlike quality which to me reflects mystery and movement.

Zebra Dreamtime by Lisa Bukalders

Canon EOS 60D with Canon 18-135 mm at f/36.0 1/5th second ISO 160 - I wanted to get an image of zebras in movement. In my original plan they would be galloping across the flood plain, but they didn’t want to co-operate that day and were happy to browse around on the riverside. I noticed there were usually one or two which seemed to be on ‘lookout duty’ and I changed my plan and my shutter speed to capture that stillness in a sea of movement. In the end as it got towards dusk and losing daylight, I obtained the images I wanted of the zebras gathering together to leave the river for the safety of the bush – and I was happy with the moody look the coming darkness created.

I like the image as it has a dreamlike quality which to me reflects mystery and movement.