This image of warthogs (Phacochoerus aethiopicus) drinking was a chance shot, while on the move… not a splendid image by all means. Apparently this is the only pig adapted to grazing in savanna habitats, which it does mostly during the wet season, supplementing its diet in the dry season with mostly root material, bulbs and tubers. This animal is unique for grazing while resting on its knees, an image of which the photographer needs to ‘dig-up’ from his slide collection… another day…
(Canon 7D; f/5,6; 1/60sec; ISO-320; 285mm)
Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Wild Photography
Digital Wildlife Photographic Tips
Check your frame for distracting elements, particularly very bright or dark spots in both the background and foreground and re-compose to eliminate them. A light or dark spot in the image can draw the eye away from the subject, defeating the object of good composition. Look for background clutter which will draw the eye away from the subject or give the appearance of ‘growing’ from the subject’s head or other part of its anatomy, when operating at smaller apertures (greater depth of field).