I am in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, when a call comes from across the radio waves. A bunch of swahili is exchanged and the driver turns to me and says “there are zebras at the watering hole”.
Arriving on the scene, there were hundreds of zebras! Around 30 or so at the watering hole and hundreds more milling about in the area. It was amazing how I could hear every footstep, the breathing, and snorting as the zebras moved all around us. At the watering hole, the zebras lined up for a drink with a few keeping watch.
At one of the lodges we stayed at, there was a huge painting of this type of scene, but in a very different style than what you usually see. It was almost like a pencil drawing with the outline and stripes of the zebras ever so faintly visible on the canvas. I wish I could remember the name of the painter.
I decided to try and process one of my photographs in that style. I really like how it turned out! I used Topaz B&W Effects with one of the Opalotype presets.
I made this photo with the Canon 6D and the 400mm f/5.6 lens at ISO800, 1/1000 second.