Moringa Waterhole, Halali, Etosha National Park

NOVEMBER 2006 – An impala antilope reflects in the water of the Moringa Waterhole in the Etosha National Park, Namibia. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

This Impala Antilope visited the Moringa waterhole in the Etosha National Park in Namibia for a drink after a hot day. Sunset was approaching, and the background had been dipped into shadows already. Yet, the animal was still illuminated by the setting sun coming from behind. This sight alone would have justified a photo. But there was the reflection in the water. I had the zoom lens ready and took this shot. Awesome.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time29-NOV-2009, 18:49
LocationEtosha National Park, Namibia
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure1/400 sec at f/5.6
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2133 x 3200 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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