NOVEMBER 2011 – A Southern red-billed hornbill (Tockus rufirostris) sits on a branch of a dead tree at the Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
The Kruger National Park is heaven for wildlife photographers. It’s not just the ‘Big 5’ that grab your attention but also the relatively small animals. Just like this southern red-billed hornbill that greeted us one morning in the park.
While I’m usually not a big fan of the cloudy sky, I think it actually adds value to the image, because it reduces the color space to just brown, grey and red (the beak). I also adore the very graphical composition and the bizarre forms of the dead branches.
Kruger – always good for an awesome wildlife shot.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||24-NOV-2011, 07:45|
|Location||Kruger National Park, South Africa|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1D Mark III|
|Lens||Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM|
|Exposure||1/8000 sec at f/5.6|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR2)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3888 x 2559 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|