Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa

MARCH 2004 – View across the camp site at Tsitsikamma National Park in South Africa. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Tsitsikamma National Park is one of the small parks in South Africa, and the masses of tourists who want to see ‘The Big Five’ (Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Buffalo, and Leopard) will usually pass this park, because none of these animals can be found here. They head to Addo Elephant Park or just skip the Garden Route altogether and travel to Kruger National Park.

This makes Tsitsikamma even more attractive, because it offers several beautiful hikes (like the Otter Trail), on-site attractions (like the Suspension Bridge) and all ameneties a nature-loving traveller is looking for (especially, the nice Chalets and the good restaurant.)

We were lucky and got one of the houses overlooking the camp site for two nights. A wonderful experience once the day tourists have left the park. At night you will hear just the waves clashing at the rocks.

I captured this photo before sunset. I love the mist of the Ocean in the distance, the majestic clouds on the right and the reflections of the sky on the water.

The high resolution image

Capture Date11-MAR-2004
LocationTsitsikamma National Park, South Africa
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 28mm f/2.8
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3688 x 2459 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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