This was shot on one of our Namibia Untamed photo tours.

We spotted this lone oryx on top of a hill and we all started photographing it. It was already close to sunset and the clouds were very interesting, so I suggested to the group that we stay until sundown and see if we would get some nice colors.

Just after the sun had disappeared below the horizon, the clouds were colored in beautiful reds and yellows. I'm a great fan of silhouettes, so I decided to meter for the sky and thus underexposing the oryx.

I positioned the animal to the right of my frame to leave some space for it to walk into and to get a more interesting composition.

I waited until it started walking, and when it did, I made sure to get the perfect position of the legs - all four clearly visible and separated. Especially with silhouettes I find it extremely important to get the perfect shape.

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