Olifants Bridge, Kruger National Park, South Africa

NOVEMBER 2011 – The Olifants River, seen from the Olifants Bridge at the Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

Getting up early is the best tip for a perfect safari. Not only is the sunlight much softer in the morning, you may also encounter animals that are rather shy and avoid the huge visitor streams.

We got up early and drove towards north. When we crossed the Olifants Bridge we encountered a rare opportunity – to get out of the car. That’s cool because once you enter the park (or leave your camp within the park) you have to stay inside the car. Except in places where this is allowed. This is the case at the Olifants Bridge and we massively enjoyed the mild morning air and gazed down at the slow Olifants River with its countless tiny islands.

We did not see any wild animals, though.

P.S.: For once we preferred to not see any dangerous wild animals, because if they had approached us on the bridge we would have to take a sprint back to the car and hide inside.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time25-NOV-2011, 07:03
LocationKruger National Park, South Africa
CameraCanon EOS-1D Mark III
LensCanon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
ISO800
Exposure1/640 sec at f/13
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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