Blue wildebeest running

This picture of two blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) running across the path of our slowly approaching game drive vehicle was taken using a slow shutter speed to blur the background, emphasising the sense of movement and speed.

In this case I set the camera on TV (shutter priority) at a speed of 1/30th and panned the camera as best I could to follow the animals. In a safari vehicle, with seven or eight other passengers, this can be something of a challenge.

For the image in the previous post (Zebra in Winter Foliage), the shutter speed was faster (1/80th) while the subject was moving more slowly, hence much less motion blur.

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