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March 1st, 2010

Within the boundaries of Etosha Nationalpark in Northern Namibia there are three campsites. The biggest of them beeing "Okaukuejo", located at a big waterhole with the same name. I spent the first night of my recent visit last November sitting at the waterhole, watching different animals drink and interact. But not only the animals but also the scenery of the waterhole itself, changing colors during the sunset was amazing. That's when I took this picture of an elephant and a giraffe drinking right next to each other at the waterhole.

Canon EOS 40D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, ISO 800, 1.3 sec., 33mm, f/4. Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom 2, finishing touches in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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Posted By: mofirouz
about 14 years, 4 months ago
I have to say that the last two photos you have submitted, have left my jaw hanging.

Great photo and a greater photographer.

Thanks for sharing it.
Posted By:
about 14 years, 4 months ago
Nice .. its really pleasant.
Posted By: lerch84
about 14 years, 4 months ago
Very nice pic..wildlife is always fascinating..but where does that yellow light come from? it looks like a lighthouse!
Posted By: Lavayo
about 14 years, 4 months ago
I was there myself end of 08. The picture is taken at night, the yellow light comes from massive floodlights that illuminate the waterhole all night long.
Pictures I took look the same (concerning the colors), eventually I switched to black/white. But my camera was (is) far inferior to the one that took this shot... mine are too noisy for use as wallpaper.

But this shot... wonderful!
Posted By: Leon_J
about 14 years, 4 months ago
wow - I didn't expect to find this one voted to the main page.
As with the wallpaper from the sunrise on dune45, i apologize for the noise. I know it's not perfect.
As yodo said, the yellow light is from floodlights, illuminating the scenery. Hope you all like it despite the technical issues...
I got some other shots from that night there but didn't submit them. Earlier that night, the sky was really orange and we had a beautiful sunset. However I liked that shot most, taken after the sun was gone and with both the elephant and the giraffe drinking next to each other.
Again - thx for your comments!
Posted By: Farscape
about 14 years, 4 months ago
Still making up m mind about this one part of me likes it very much though I must admit I`m not a huge fan of the Yellow light effect
Posted By: 7wonders
about 14 years, 4 months ago
It's rather eerie...I love it...especially the giraffes in the distance.
Posted By: Clyde
about 14 years, 4 months ago
Stunning :)
Posted By: 303artwork.com
about 14 years, 4 months ago
That is one weird and interesting pic for here. Where does that yellow light comes from?
Posted By: Referix
about 14 years, 4 months ago
I like the sky very much
Wonderful photo !
Posted By: Leon_J
about 14 years, 4 months ago
@303: As yodo explained, the yellow light is coming from a big floodlight, illuminating the whole scene, so people can still watch the wildlife at night.
Posted By: 303artwork.com
about 14 years, 4 months ago
yes it looks like that. sorry didnt see the comment first. maybe changing the color of the yellow light in ps would make it look even better. can you upload the other pic you talked about?
Posted By: Leon_J
about 14 years, 4 months ago
I might try shifting the whitebalance more to blue in order to take the yellow out of the light. However I like this shot with the yellow light. Ah and I'll look over the other photos again. Might add some of the to the loupe...
Posted By: Calmly Traveling
about 14 years, 4 months ago
I don't care what anyone says, this is art!
Posted By: currysteph
about 14 years, 4 months ago
great photo :-)
Posted By: Xinthose
about 14 years, 4 months ago
Posted By: pixelfly
about 14 years, 4 months ago
Great shot :) I like the combination of the blue and yellow colors in this picture, the quality is fine too.
Posted By: sdsdrillbits
about 14 years, 4 months ago
Very nice shot. Love it!!!

Posted By: Joochen
about 14 years, 4 months ago
yeppa - love the pic! Also have kind of this in my own iPhoto library! ;-) Unfortunately we had no animals coming around except shakals and moskitos ;-) Love to see more!
Posted By: IXS
about 14 years, 4 months ago
This photo is great ! Animals in these colours, with this contrast make this scene surnatural but true ! Bravo !
Posted By: Indi75
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Love this too. An outstanding image.

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