Born to Run

PhotographerThomas Vijayan
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryOnterio, Canada
Photo Date22 Sep 2015
Entry Description

Every time I go to Masai Mara, I try to do something new in photography. In one of my trip I was concentrating mainly on panning shots. And the time I decided to visit Mara was during the migration season. I know if I wait for sometime I would definitely witness either the wildebeest or the zebras running. As per we decided we waited near a crossing place and I could see a large number of wildebeest and zebras waiting to cross the river. After some hours of waiting finally the wildebeest started jumping in the river one by one and crossed. When the first group crossed they started running towards where we positioned our vehicle. I waited to isolate a small group to show the pain effect in its real view and finally I was able to capture this picture.

About Photographer

My name is Thomas Vijayan, I am basically an Architect hailing from Kerala, India also known as God?s Own Country, but was born and brought up in Bangalore and later moved to Canada, where I am now settled with my family. I have traveled all the seven continents for photography which is my passion but not my profession. The big cats have always been my favorite. To me there is nothing called "perfection" in any photography, every click to me is an experience and the more I click I feel I have learned something new out of it, and I give more importance to quality pictures than quantity.