At The Waterhole, Namibia

NOVEMBER 2006 – Three zebras and four impalas drink at the Moringa waterhole in Namibia’s Etosha National Park. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

In 2006 we headed for the second time to the south of Africa, this time for two weeks in Namibia. One of the major attractions of the country is the Etosha National Park. Unlike other national parks it is not too busy with tourists, and we had been able to experience unspoilt nature without major distractions. We spent one night at the Halali camp inside the park, and the Moringa waterhole sits right next to the camp. It can be observed around the clock from the camp.

We had had an exciting evening already, and we had all day to get to our next destination, so we sat down at the waterhole for another twenty minutes the next morning, enjoying the scene above: Zebras, Impalas, and other animals were peacefully standing next to each other, drinking water and refreshing themselves before disappearing into the wilderness of the national park again.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time30-NOV-2006, 09:11
LocationHalali, Etosha National Park, Namibia
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 100-400 mm 4.5-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure1/3200 sec at f/6.3
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4992 x 3328 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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