Sunset, Halali, Etosha National Park, Namibia (III)

NOVEMBER 2006 – Elephants take a bath after sunset at the Moringa waterhole which can be accessed from the Halali Camp in Namibia’s Etosha National Park. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

(Continued from part 2.)

About 5 minutes later, the herd was gone and dusting somewhere in the bushveld. Only one single elephant was still there, obviously enjoying the silent bath! He kept on drinking and pouring water on his skin. Awesome.

So, roughly 25 minutes after the elephants entered the stage, this elephant was taking a last drink and then followed his herd into the night of the National Park. – And we left as well, hurrying for dinner (the restaurant accepts only orders until 8 pm). Needless to say, this was way beyond our expectations, and we were really happy after having witnessed this incredible scene.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time29-NOV-2006, 19:39
LocationHalali Camp, Namibia
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 50 mm f/1.4 USM
Exposure1/50 sec at f/2
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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