NPhoto - - The Apprentice -

Be­fore I took the shot be­low, a fe­male had just seen off a ri­val mother who was try­ing to force her seal pup up a sand­bank. Af­ter see­ing (and hear­ing) the com­mo­tion, I span the cam­era round to cap­ture the ac­tion, and I feel very lucky to have cap­tured this brief mo­ment of cud­dling be­tween mother and pup. As David ex­plained, the shots that make the best view­ing are of­ten ones that en­gage the viewer’s emo­tions. I felt a spe­cial bond be­tween this pair as I rat­tled off as many pho­tos as I could be­fore they shuf­fled off along the sand. As this shot proves, it’s not just the view­ing through the viewfinder, but search­ing for in­ter­est away from the cam­era, that gives you the shots you want.

EXPO SURE 1/200 sec, f/5.6, ISO800 LENS Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR + 1.7x tele­con­verter

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