The short dry season, early March, Maasai Mara, Kenya. On a windless March morning I found lean and sleek topi antelopes gathered on the plain. The Mara is a traditional breeding ground for the topi. They come together once a year, for just over a month to mate. It is not uncommon to see males collapsing with exhaustion as the demands of the females get too much for them.
I like the way that they stand like statues.
The print is made to order. Once an order is placed, I liaise with a top photography printing lab in London which has state of the art equipment and talented printers. I work in partnership with a specific printer at the lab who knows my work and together we ensure a finished professional product. The lab uses a top of the range lambda printer and the print is made on an Ilford fibre based black and white silver gelatin photographic paper. The paper is resin-coated and the master print I hold has a consistent and neutral image tone. The tonal range is also wide with strong blacks and subtle highlight details. Please allow 2 weeks from order to dispatch.
This photographic print with a black frame on a white wall should look aesthetically pleasing. Given its size, it would make for easy viewing from both near and far.

Anup Shah

Anup was born in Nairobi, Kenya. His childhood experiences there became the foundation for a career in wildlife photography. Anup received the National Geographic call that most photographers dream of for his first assignment for the magazine in 2003. This was followed by seven more assignments. Anup was featured in The World’s Top Wildlife Photographers book (Rotovision 2004) and in Horzu magazine (February 2010) as one of the five best wildlife photographers in the world. He is also one of ...

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