"CAPE BUFFALO WITH YELLOW OXPECKER", BY BARBARA FLEMING; FIRST RUNNER-UP, 'MAMMALS OF AFRICA PORTRAITS".
"Many elements came together successfully to create the image. Side-light was crucial, lighting the oxpecker while keeping the buffalo in the shade. I managed to capture both subjects in focus, very difficult as both were moving and in different focal planes.
The position of the vehicle that I was shooting from was also important. I asked my driver to line us up in the path of the moving herd so I was able to shoot out the window, with my camera on a beanbag, as the buffalo moved directly towards me."