A herd of Impala (Aepyceros melampus – Shona: mhara; Ndebele: ipala ) ewes, posing with grace, blending with the colour of the surrounding bush. This antelope is a major food source for predators. Impala defenses include an acute sense of hearing, sight and smell, scattering the herd to create confusion, their speed and ability to leap both high and far when under immediate threat.
Population Trend : Stable; Threat: Least Concern – Source IUCN
(Canon EOS 50D/ EF-S18-200mm; 1/2000 sec; f/5.6; ISO 1250; 200mm)
Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography
Digital Photography Terms
Juxtaposition occurs when there are two or more elements, usually side by side, in a frame that either contrast or contribute towards the overall theme on an image, to bring our a specific quality of create an effect.
“What my eyes seek in these encounters is not just the beauty traditionally revered by wildlife photographers. The perfection I seek in my photographic composition is a means to show the strength and dignity of animals in nature.”
– Frans Lanting