Tiny Gecko, Kruger National Park, South Africa

NOVEMBER 2011 – A tiny Gecko sits on a wooden handrail in the Mopani Rest Camp at the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

We visited the Mopani Rest Camp during a stopover in the Kruger National Park to get some rest. And there we were greeted by this tiny Gecko that sat calmly on the wooden handrail, enjoying the morning sun.

I love this shot because the 400 mm focal length resulted in an effective focal length of 520 mm (on the EOS 1D mark III) so I could get really close. I deliberately chose to put the horizon into the vertical center and to blur out the background. The nice contrast between the animal and the light green in the back puts the focus on the tiny guy. Lovely.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time26-NOV-2011, 09:59
LocationKruger National Park, South Africa
CameraCanon EOS-1D Mark III
LensCanon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure1/250 sec at f/8
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3700 x 2466 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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