Mark Zanzig, Okavango Delta, Botsuana

DECEMBER 2011 – Mark Zanzig shoots a photo using a Canon EOS-1D mark III camera with a Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens in a river arm of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. © Petra Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Gosh. Time flies. Petra took this photo of me when we visited the Okavango Delta in Botswana in 2011. We participated in an afternoon boat excursion that took us into one of the many river arms near our lodge.

I had mounted the ‘Bazooka’ (as one of the guides called the EF100-400mm lens) and took an image of an elephant IIRC.

The Canon 1D mark III body carried an APS-H sensor which effectively prolonged any lens by a factor of 1.3, i.e. the 100-400 mm behaved as a 130-520 mm zoom when compared to being used on a full frame body.

Time also flies on Now, this is my 1000th post since I reopened the site in September 2021. A big thank you to all of you who read, like and follow my posts. That’s awesome.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time04-DEC-2011, 16:13
LocationGunn’s Camp, Botsuana
CameraRicoh CX-1
Exposure1/440 sec at f/3.3
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3388 x 2226 Pixels
Copyright© by Petra Zanzig/

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