Swimming Not Recommended (I)

NOVEMBER 2011 – Three crocodiles take a nap on a sandbank at Crookes Corner in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

Yesterday I shared an image of a place where swimming is definitely recommend.

Now, here’s a place where swimming is definitely not recommended: Crooks Corner at the north-eastern border of the Kruger National Park. Here, the small Luvuvhu river meets the big Limpopo river, and here three countries meet (South Africa, Mocambique, and Zimbabwe.) So, it’s not a big surprise to find a nice viewpoint here. Along the road to the viewpoint you will find small picnic areas that invite for a peaceful lunch break.

Oh wait. When I looked closer at the sand banks in the middle of the Luvuvhu, I realized that they were full of crocodiles who took a nap in the sun! Eeeek. I took a number of shots with my tele lens and went back to our car, slightly shaking from the sight.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time27-NOV-2011, 13:03
LocationKruger National Park, South Africa
CameraCanon EOS-1D Mark III
LensCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
ISO400
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/10
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3888 x 2592 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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