A degree in conservation biology led Max Seigal to South Africa and Botswana where he had the opportunity to do wildlife research after college. “During my time spent researching the animals, I always had a camera by my side,” he said. “One day, while I was tracking a pack of African wild dogs in the Okavango Delta, we encountered a herd of zebra drinking at a watering hole. I noticed that two zebras were separated from the group, and when I looked closer I realized it was a mom and her baby. I sat and watched as the mom stood by the baby’s side, and after about 15 minutes a bird that was feeding in the nearby grasses flew up and landed on the mom’s back. Luckily, I had my camera by my side and was able to capture this unique moment!”
To see more of Max Seigal’s work, visit www.maxwilderness.com.
Equipment & Settings: Nikon D300, Sigma 300-800mm lens @ 500mm, ƒ/10, 1/400 sec., ISO 800