NOVEMBER 2011 – A white 4×4 stands on the northern side of the Tropic of Capricorn point at the Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
We had crossed the Tropic of Capricorn before. Five years before to be precise, in Namibia, thousands of kilometers away from where we were now, and the location looked vastly different. But despite being just an imaginary line, states seem to like the idea of making it physically visible.
At the Kruger National Park they even put a nice line of cobble stones into the asphalt and erected a small informative plate with further information. Yet, there was a scary warning next to the road, saying:
PLEASE TAKE NOTE
You may exit your vehicle at this point to view the information board and take photographs. Please note that you do so entirely at your own risk as there may be dangerous animals about that may pose the risk of personal injury or death.
The guest or day visitor and/or his/her/their estate hereby indemnifies South Africal National Parks against any claim, action, judgment, cost and/or expenses which may be made against South African National Parks and as may in any way be related to the above.Warning Sign, Tropic of Capricorn, Kruger National Park (2011)
We had seen a similar warning at the Olifants Bridge and we were alert. More alert than on the bridge, because we were surrounded by trees and scrub where animals could easily hide, and we were easy prey.
We did not see any wild animals, fortunately.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||26-NOV-2011, 10:48|
|Location||Kruger National Park, South Africa|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1D Mark III|
|Lens||Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM|
|Exposure||1/400 sec at f/16|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR2)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3888 x 2592 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|