Camera used: Canon EOS 40D
Lens used: Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM
Shooting Information:
Shot in- RAW
Exposure – Manual
Shutter Speed – 1/400
Aperture Value – F5.0
Metering – Spot
ISO – 400
Focal Length – 135mm

Software Used:
Canon Digital Photo Professional
Adobe Photoshop


Zoofari – Random Challenge – Animals in or Around Water – Top 10 Finish

Book Information:

Preview Book Zoo Photography – Getting Results

All rights of my work and images are reserved to Mark Hughes Photography and may NOT be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my written permission, thank you.


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Age 46 living in Gloucestershire, UK. I have a love for wildlife and an interest in photography, I try and bring these two elements together in the production of my images. I hope you enjoy. Mark.
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  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    UNBELIEVABLE! Viewing that in large is like standing in its mouth! Amazing shot my friend, I could count its teeth! Amazing!

  • Thank you very much.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Robert Miesner
    Robert Miesnerover 3 years ago

    That is one huge mouth! Just a stunning capture and excellent timing as well.

  • Thank you Robert.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 3 years ago

    OMG – what a mouth?!!!!! Perfect classic shot Robert! Well done! Priceless! ;o)

  • Thank you Krys, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixover 3 years ago

    A other Great shot, well done!!

  • Many thanks.

    – Mark Hughes

    SUMIT TANDONover 3 years ago

    this is amazing shot dear !

  • Thank you Sumit.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 3 years ago

    Perfect timing for a great detailed shot of the opened mouth of one of the most dangerous animals in Africa! : )

  • Thank you Sandy.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombover 3 years ago

    Timing is everything – fantastic shot – another fave

  • Many thanks.

    – Mark Hughes

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture, of a nice subject Mark! , Trev

  • Many thanks Trev.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Many thanks Ray.

    – Mark Hughes

  • bobby1
    bobby1about 3 years ago

    Wow say aaaah grat capture:))

  • LOL, many thanks, Mark

    – Mark Hughes

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