I was in an over night hide specially designed for observing and photographing wildlife. When one of my first subjects of the night was a lovely white rhinoceros and her calf came for a drink, I was beside myself, hope I would get the camera setting correct as I had never photographed in the dark before. I think I held my breath as I pressed the shutter. And gave a small cry of victory once I realized the image was sharp. That was a very special moment for me.
Author: Barbara Fleming is an international award winning wildlife photographer who has traveled extensively throughout the Serengeti ecosystem for over ten years with additional experience in Rwanda. She has also photographed in the southern part of Africa including Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa over the last four years. She uses her undergraduate studies in anthropology, primatology and psychology as well as her field experience to help her understand and photograph wildlife and their complex behavior.