I captured this photograph in Masai Mara region of Kenya in August 2010. The name Mara is derived from this spotty and patchy savannah-look. Colors change instantly before the sun goes down and these dominant golden color changes the landscape drastically.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 07
Award Score: 73.5 (Value 13.5, Clarity 13, Composition 18.5, Style 14, Skill 14.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Masai Mara National Park | Kenya
Photographer: Orhan Aksel (Istanbul, Turkey)
Aksel was born in 1961. He is an Industrial and Systems engineer, graduated from University of Florida in ’86 and since then the founder and owner of a high-tech company in Istanbul. He Has been a passionate photography amateur since he was 12, grew up in darkrooms. But recently he decided to step up his photography, hoping that one day he can earn money through this hobby to donate for the education of the needy children of the world. It is still a hobby to him, but just became a philanthropic one. Eventually he wants to shift his carrier more to this direction.