Happy Monday! Have you met Jack Kosowsky yet? He’s a photographer based out of New Jersey and the photo you see above is his work—view the full image here. Find out how he got the shot below:

1.) Can you tell us a little bit about your photo?

I’d like to say that I was on safari in Africa when I took this photo but truthfully, it was at a zoo here in New Jersey. The animal was pacing back about 4-5 feet away from me on the other side of the glass. I probably waited 20 minutes for him to stop pacing. Finally, he stopped right in front of me, lifted his head and I was able to get the shot!

2.) What gear/software did you use to create this image?

I shot this with a Canon 7D and a Canon 70-200 2.8 lens. It was shot at f5.6 1/200 ISO 400. I’ve since upgraded the 7D to a 5D Mark III. I just used Photoshop for post-processing.

3.) What do you like to photograph?

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of macro and flower photography. I loved Melanie’s flower course here on KelbyOne! I also enjoy landscape and I’m trying to get comfortable with street photography

4.) How long have you been a KelbyOne member and what made you decide to become a member?

I actually joined KelbyOne back in the NAPP days. I was a rank beginner at that time and totally clueless. I kind of got away from photography for a while but rejoined KelbyOne last fall and feel that my photography has improved more in the past 6 months than in the past 15 years. The courses are all amazing and I love the Community section where I can interact with other photographers!!

Want to see more of his work or get to know him better? Check out Jack’s website and don’t forget to follow him on Facebook and Twitter!