Sunset, Okavango Delta, Botswana

DECEMBER 2011 – The remaining light of the sunset dips the sky into all pink and purple colors over the silhouette of the trees of the Okavango Delta. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

We came home from the sundowner tour on one of the many river arms of the Okavango Delta. As we approached our lodge, the fabulous Gunn’s Camp, the sun had set already and it was getting dark. However, the remaining lights dipped the sky into a potpourri of pink, purple and dark blue colors. It was simply breathtaking.

I selected a slight tele focal length to contrast the colors of the sky with the black silhouette of the trees. The image stabilizer of the lens enabled an exposure of 1/30 sec. I love the result.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time02-DEC-2011, 19:01
LocationGunn’s Main Camp, Botswana
CameraCanon EOS-1D Mark III
LensCanon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure1/30 sec at f/5.6
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3888 x 2592 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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