A R250 cash prize
It’s a great action shot of a Tawny Eagle hunting a Namaqua Sandgrouse at 14th Waterhole on the Mata-Mata road in the Kgalagadi. High shutter speeds and shallow depth of field have captured an exciting moment and produced a striking and uncluttered image. It’s not always easy to capture these super-fast micro events, and this image clearly demonstrates a good grasp of photography along with an understanding of the subject. Cropping it slightly differently, with the birds a tad to the right of the frame would have made this image a little more pleasing to the eye. But well done Kyle.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, EF100-400mm lens at 400mm f/6.3 at 1/4000 sec, ISO 500