Swimming Not Recommended (III)

NOVEMBER 2011 – A crocodile rests in the water of a lake at the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

We had booked a guided morning excursion and were sitting rather tired on the back of the 4×4. (The reason for the tiredness is a different story, by the way.) The sun was shining, and we were excited to experience our second guided tour at Tuli. We approached a tiny lake with green water, which did not look very nice upon first glance.

Clearly visible from the distance, there were no animals whatsoever. But there were remains of a large tire lying in the water next to the small beach. The colors had faded, and I remember thinking: “Gosh. People behave so badly. Why would they throw away a tire in a game reserve and leave it like that?” I was disgusted.

When we came closer I took another look at the scene and realized that it was a crocodile enjoying the morning sun. A terrifying sight, and we were just meters away from it.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time30-NOV-2011, 09:00
LocationBotsuana
CameraCanon EOS-1D Mark III
LensCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
ISO400
Exposure1/1250 sec at f/5.6
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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