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.
I took this picture of the beautiful Victoria Falls on my recent visit in November 2009. The photo is taken from the Devil's cataract in direction of the Main Falls. The water at that time of the year is at it's lowest compared to the rest of the year. However the green vegetation around, the many thousands of litres of water storming down into the valley and the sound of twittering birds around you makes this a location worth visiting any time of the year.
Canon EOS 40D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/125 sec., 17mm, f/10. Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom 2, finishing touches in Adobe Photoshop CS4.
This photo tells the story behind my shot of the sunrise on top of Dune45 in the Namib, the world's oldest desert. The wind constantly blows the sand over the edge of the dune, giving it its unique shape and keeping it in place. The wind blows equally often and strong from West and East, making the dune itself immovable. I was thrilled by the thought of how many millions of grains of sand are blown over the edge of this and all the other dunes in the desert every second. This photo captures a few of them in flight.
Canon EOS 40D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/640 second, 43mm, f/3.5. Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom 2. Finishing touches in Adobe Photoshop CS4.