Hitching a Ride, by Claudio Bacinello

I was photographing a number of Zebra and Giraffe in Africa when I noticed that many of them had Oxpeckers on them feeding off of the various insects on their bodies. I began including the birds in my images when I noticed these four lined up perfectly along a giraffe’s back. I only had time for one shot before the birds rearranged themselves and broke the pattern.

Hitching a Ride, by Claudio Bacinello

Nikon D4 with Nikkor 200-400mm f/4 + 1.7x teleconverter | Exposure 1/1000s @ f/8 | ISO 560 | Focal Length 650mm
Hitching a Ride, by Claudio Bacinello

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | June 10
Award Score: 69 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Serengeti National Park | Tanzania

Photographer: Claudio Bacinello (Thornhill, Canada) Registered
Born in Italy, Claudio now lives in Thornhill, Canada where he exercises his passion for photography. Over a career spanning three decades Claudio has delved into a number of photographic disciplines including: weddings, portraits, product, corporate and stock. His current focus is on travel, wildlife, nature and adding to his extensive stock library. He continues to travel the world in search of subjects and stories with a particular affection for Africa and South America. His work has been published globally and, in addition, is available as fine art images for private and corporate décor.

Website: http://photographicvisions.ca/
Gallery: http://claudio-bacinello.artistwebsites.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Photographic-Visions/

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