Giraffes graze in front of stunning safari sunset

BACKLIT GIRAFFES

These stunning silhouettes of giraffes grazing in front of a gorgeous African sunset were captured on the Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya.

Swedish producer and nature photographer, Jonas Stenqvist, 38 from Stockholm struck gold on safari, describing the shot as a simple but beautiful moment in time.

Other photos by Jonas would not look out of place in a Lion King movie with the colourful skyline setting a dramatic backdrop for herds of zebra and wildebeest.

PIC JONAS STENQVIST / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The outline of a giraffe backlit against a setting sun as it roams the plains of the Masai Mara in Keyna.) - These stunning silhouettes of giraffes grazing in front of a gorgeous African sunset were captured on the Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya. Swedish producer and nature photographer, Jonas Stenqvist, 38 from Stockholm struck gold on safari, describing the shot as a simple but beautiful moment in time. Other photos by Jonas would not look out of place in a Lion King movie with the colourful skyline setting a dramatic backdrop for herds of zebra and wildebeest. SEE CATERS COPY.

PIC JONAS STENQVIST / CATERS NEWS – These stunning silhouettes of giraffes grazing in front of a gorgeous African sunset were captured on the Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya. 

Jonas said: “In order to get decent silhouette photos like these you have basically just got to be in the right place at the right time; something which can come down to pure luck.

“However having an experienced guide and driver who knows where to drive and how to position your vehicle makes a huge difference.

“If and when I happen to be at the right spot, my main focus is composition; and here I don’t follow any real rules, I simply go with what feels right for me personally.

PIC JONAS STENQVIST / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The outline of a giraffe backlit against a setting sun as it roams the plains of the Masai Mara in Keyna.) - These stunning silhouettes of giraffes grazing in front of a gorgeous African sunset were captured on the Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya. Swedish producer and nature photographer, Jonas Stenqvist, 38 from Stockholm struck gold on safari, describing the shot as a simple but beautiful moment in time. Other photos by Jonas would not look out of place in a Lion King movie with the colourful skyline setting a dramatic backdrop for herds of zebra and wildebeest. SEE CATERS COPY.

PIC JONAS STENQVIST / CATERS NEWS – Swedish producer and nature photographer, Jonas Stenqvist, 38 from Stockholm struck gold on safari, describing the shot as a simple but beautiful moment in time. 

“My personal favourite is the photo with the giraffe craning its neck when reaching for the tree.

“The silhouette is unmistakably a giraffe, but I really like the pose and how it all comes together with the acacia tree and the colours from the setting sun. It was just a

PIC JONAS STENQVIST / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Two giraffes observe a herd of grazing zebras on the plains of the Masai Mara in Keyna.) - These stunning silhouettes of giraffes grazing in front of a gorgeous African sunset were captured on the Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya. Swedish producer and nature photographer, Jonas Stenqvist, 38 from Stockholm struck gold on safari, describing the shot as a simple but beautiful moment in time. Other photos by Jonas would not look out of place in a Lion King movie with the colourful skyline setting a dramatic backdrop for herds of zebra and wildebeest. SEE CATERS COPY.

PIC JONAS STENQVIST / CATERS NEWS – Two giraffes observe a herd of grazing zebras on the plains of the Masai Mara in Keyna.

Being out on safari, not knowing if you will see anything and suddenly experiencing something unique and amazing, is always a fantastic experience.

“Combining that with the opportunity to actually capture that moment in time with your camera, and being able to share it with other people afterwards, makes photography an addictive passion.”