Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

DECEMBER 2011 – A couple with an umbrella takes a photograph of the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

The excursion to the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe took us about 90 minutes from the Chobe Safari Lodge in Kasane, Botsuana, including border crossing. While the drive was uneventful, the experience of the thundering waterfalls was truly exciting. Our guide explained that we were lucky that the Sambesi river carried only little water, because otherwise we would just barely see the opposite side (belonging to Zambia).

There were very few tourists, including this couple. I liked the way they walked through the National Park, with their umbrella protecting them against the sun and the mist. When they took a photo of the waterfalls, I took a photo of them. I love the clear lines at the edge of the canyon, the gushing mist and the hint of the waterfalls on the other side. And of course, the fact that there were no fences whatsoever (which was also a bit scary, admittedly.)

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time06-DEC-2011, 11:20
LocationVictoria Falls, Zimbabwe
CameraCanon EOS-1D Mark III
LensCanon EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure1/4000 sec at f/2.8
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3888 x 2191 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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