Congratulations to Robert Henderson for winning the Wildlife In The Landscape Assignment with the image, “Serengeti Getting Green 3.”
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“All of the animals in the Serengeti National Park, including the elephants, are visibly pleased as the long dry season finally ends and the first rain in November begins to fall,” explains Henderson. “The Serengeti short-grass savanna in early November is dry, brown and has been cropped by grazers almost down to the ground. If you happen to be there, you can see it turn green almost overnight. The sky becomes brilliant as well, with fleecy white clouds that leave afternoon shadows on the green grass and happy herds. The matriarch leading her family in this image is a favorite of mine. We've seen her multiple times, always recognizable by the backward tusk, which I’m told she has had all of her long life.”
Canon 7D, EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 41mm. Exposure: 1/250 sec., f/ 16, ISO 400.