Wing, South African Airways

NOVEMBER 2011 – The sun illuminates the right wing of an Airbus airplane operated by South African Airways on the flight from Munich, Germany, to Johannesburg, South Africa. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

For most tourists, their personal adventure begins when flying into Africa. Isn’t it exciting to sit comfortably in your seat in the airplane and know that you will be in one of the awesome National Parks just 24 hours later, surrounded by unspoilt nature?

Despite having been twice to southern Africa before, we felt exactly this excitement on our flight from Munich in Germany to Johannesburg in Soth Africa. We were in for a well-planned trip that would bring us to Kruger National Park and Mapungubwe National Park in South Africa, to the Okavango Delta and the Chobe National Park in Botsuana, and to the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. A trip of a lifetime.

And this was the first image of several thousand photos shot during that trip.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time21-NOV-2011, 11:06
LocationSomewhere over Africa
CameraRicoh CX1
Exposure1/710 sec at f/6.2
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3456 x 2592 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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