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A buf­falo tak­ing a mud bath and a trail run with a view. Have we pub­lished your photo this month?

I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time.

TOAST SAYS: Myles is 16 years old and he al­ready has a good eye for pho­tog­ra­phy – check out his In­sta­gram posts for more cool photos taken around South Africa. There was just enough light left in the day to take this photo. Half an hour later and it would have been too dark to use a shut­ter speed fast enough to freeze the mov­ing chop­per. Myles used a shut­ter speed of 1/320 sec­ond at ISO 200. His shut­ter speed could have been even faster had he in­creased the ISO to 800 or 1600. (The higher the ISO, the greater the sen­si­tiv­ity of your cam­era’s sen­sor to light. A fast shut­ter speed lets less light in, but this is mit­i­gated by the higher ISO.) The draw­back of this strat­egy is that you run the risk of get­ting a grainy im­age. But his photo is like his sur­name: sharp. The com­po­si­tion – with the he­li­copter about one third from the right of the frame – is sim­ple and strong. The out­line of the sil­hou­ette is clear so you know ex­actly what you’re look­ing at. I also like the colour of the moun­tains in the back­ground. Good work, Myles. Weg for travel and wildlife pics from all over: Search for @go­magsa and @mensese­lense

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