Flight across Okavango, Botswana

DECEMBER 2011 – An aerial view of one of the countless river arms of the Okavango Delta in Botsuana. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

We had completed the first part of our 2011 trip, an extended visit of the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Now we were on our way from Johannesburg via Maun to the Okavango Delta. And this last leg was performed in a Cessna 206 Super Skywagon, a sturdy and reliable plane, operated by Moremi Air. Not only would we be transported directly to our luxury lodge in the middle of the Okavango Delta, but we’d get a free scenic flight as well. How cool!

This flight was just breathtaking: endless green and yellow colors, and the closer we got to the lodge, the more river arms would appear. If you ever have the chance to get to Southern Africa, do yourself a favor and plan for a side trip to the Okavango Delta. You won’t regret it. Ever.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time05-DEC-2011, 10:22
LocationOkavango Delta, Botswana
CameraCanon EOS-1D Mark III
LensCanon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
ISO800
Exposure1/2500 sec at f/5.6
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2370 x 3555 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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