Pale Chanting Goshawk, Namibia

NOVEMBER 2006 – A Pale Chanting Goshawk (Melierax canorus) sits on the top of a tree, observing the landscape of the Etosha National Park, Namibia. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

It had been our first day at the Etosha National Park in Namibia. A few hours before we had entered the park, and we had experienced the first exciting sightings of wild animals already: Cape Vultures, Zebra, Springbok, Gemsbok, Kudu, and more. And now we were slowly making our way towards the Halali Camp where we would spend the night.

While you are driving the National Park, please take your time to admire all of the park’s beauty. I guess many people would have simply passed this Pale Chanting Goshawk sitting on its tree, watching us and its surroundings with eagle’s eyes (well, with goshawk’s eyes). Distances in the park are not that huge, so you have all the time you need to enjoy the beauty of the park.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time29-NOV-2006, 11:08
LocationEtosha National Park, Namibia
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure1/2000 sec at f/5.6
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4541 x 3027 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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