As we have been inundated with some wonderful ‘takeaways’, we will use every possible platform to feature them (well, most of them).
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Keep them coming please.
Bill Westbrook – Future’s Orange
We had enjoyed, as usual, a fantastic day in OMC. For some reason which I can’t now recall, our guide and good friend, Nel Ololenchungei Kasoe (Nelson) was out of the vehicle. The sun was below the horizon and the day was near its end. I took this because he looked, to me, so right in the fading sunset, belonging, as he does, in this land. He looked to me, and still does in the photo, as if he was musing about what the future held for him, his family, and his people. Because these are matters about which he cares deeply.
We had become frequent visitors to the conservancies. We long to be back there…
Thanks Bill, we feel your pain and longing. This image has atmosphere, colour, a magnificently poignant pose from our Nelson, next time move a little to your left and get him in the gap between the clouds not bisected by them. Lovely moment 7/10.
The flash of teeth in the centre with the crinkled eyes and giggling, utterly make this image. These are not easy: Maasai jumping continuously to dizzying heights, at night, seldom are.
The photograph is all about the middle men and the jumper, it needs 10% cropped from either side and a little noise taken out in processing then it would reach the dizzying height of a 7.5.
For now an admirable 6/10.
Jackie Downey – Get off my land.
This is why we get up in the morning, for these moments. However there is real comedy here: firstly the optics are not even pointed the lion’s way and secondly the indignance and body language of him. Top moment, made me smile, make the sun shine next time please. 6.5/10, thanks for everything you sent in JD.
Sarah Grimwood – Aerial viewing.
Sarah, just wondering whether someone had mixed you a big dawa cocktail before your game drive? Skew horizons are a bug bear of mine but this one is almost vertical. Obaga doing what Obaga does. Lovely to see any image of Mr President and gorgeous billowing cumulus but that horizon would fail any breath test.
Despite this, I desperately want to be there: the high plains breeze rustling through the Toyota, with Andrew’s hypnotic voice describing animals spotted in distant postcodes … 5/10.