The gathering storm

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© Butch Mazzzuca
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Canon 50D; Tamron 18-270; ISO 1600; 270mm; f22: 1/400th sec.

While on Safari our guide was looking for a particular lion pride when we noticed a storm on the horizon. African storms come up quickly and can be quite violent. As our guide was "buttoning up" the open air vehicle with canvas sides, I saw a lone impala cross the ridge line. We knew he was watching for lions too but stopped for just a moment to give us a good looking over and I got the shot.

I did not have time to change settings (things happen quickly in the bush) otherwise I would have opened the lens a bit and lowered the ISO

19 responses

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (13 Jan 2013):

    a masterful capture

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (13 Jan 2013):

    Awesome capture! Excellent framing.

  • Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson gave props (13 Jan 2013):

    very cool

  • Jean Reksodiputro

    Jean Reksodiputro gave props (13 Jan 2013):

    Stunning composition :)

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (13 Jan 2013):

    Perfect composition and a sky to die for!

  • Jeff Johannsen

    Jeff Johannsen said (13 Jan 2013):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (14 Jan 2013):

    A real National Geographic shot!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (14 Jan 2013):

    Beautiful image!

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (14 Jan 2013):

    Very nice.

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (14 Jan 2013):

    Very beautiful! I love the color, texture and the perfect silhouette...

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (15 Jan 2013):

    amamazing with the background color

  • Lev Lerner

    Lev Lerner gave props (17 Jan 2013):

    Amazing! The background iand composition are fantustic!

  • Andrea Silies

    Andrea Silies gave props (18 Jan 2013):

    excellent capture - cool picture

  • Heather Chalmers

    Heather Chalmers gave props (17 Feb 2013):


  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (21 Feb 2013):

    Great moment, so skillfully captured.

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (26 Mar 2013):

    Fabulous art, wonderful color and composition! Truly a best!

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner said (2 Apr 2013):

    No way I wouldn't have changed those settings for anything.
    This is an absolutely brilliant capture of Mother Nature laying down the law and reminding us just whos in charge.

    I've seen some amazing,creative and outstanding images from artist I consider to be some of the best in the world during the 5+ years I've been a JPG member.
    Butch without question this mind blowing piece of amazing work is in my opinion easily in the top 10 best photos JPG has to offer.
    Again Outstanding work !!!

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