Giraffe, Namibia

NOVEMBER 2006 – A giraffe in the afternoon sunlight, Namibia. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

For our 2006 trip to Namibia, Petra had booked an excellent lodge – the Etosha-Aoba-Lodge – for our night prior to entering the Etosha National Park from the Von Lindquist Gate. Upon arrival we decided for a sundowner trip, performed by the lodge owner.

During this trip we realized how breathtakingly beautiful a safari can be: Shortly after departure we encountered zebras and giraffes on the road! We would see many more of them in the National Park, but this experience was a great teaser for what was to come.

Since our visit in 2006, the Etosha Aoba Lodge has merged with several adjacent properties and is now called the Onguma Forest Camp and part of a huge private game reserve. We recommend to consider the camp for your last night before entering Etosha.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time28-NOV-2006, 18:10
LocationOnguma Forest Camp, 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 Dimensions3328 x 4992 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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