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Victoria Falls: 3

Posted by
: Helen : (who is currently photographing in, Australia) on 14 December 2018 in Landscape & Rural.

Ah, you might say Ronnie, "Ah, the thunder of the Falls . .", but thunder it is. The magnificent curtain of water was named by the Kalolo-Lozi people as Mosi-oa-Tunya, “the smoke that thunders.”

The sound can be heard from quite a distance away and large clouds of mist rise above for many metres into the sky.

The mist is so heavy that it makes it quite a challenging experience to take photographs with a DSLR. Luckily I had thought to take a rain sleeve and a waterproof jacket. Despite that, I found it too wet in many cases to take photographs. I feared that my camera would not survive the heavy showers.

One thing you really do not want is to lose your camera with 4 weeks left of my voyage through Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa without a camera! (I am being a little dramatic, I took two, just in case!)

Source: National Geographic

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/90 second F/22.0 ISO 100 24 mm

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pcpanik from Hemer, Germany

Very nice.

14 Dec 2018 6:16am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, thanks for the mention (!) . . but, yes, I can but try imagine the 'thunder' here . . fantastic experience.

14 Dec 2018 6:43am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany


14 Dec 2018 7:29am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

you you lucky traveler & photographer extraordinairrrrrrrrrrr

14 Dec 2018 8:01am

Anne from France


14 Dec 2018 8:01am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Amazing ! yes, I can hear the sound ! a beautiful framing and atmosphere !

14 Dec 2018 8:58am

existenceartistique from Angers, France


14 Dec 2018 11:40am

Devi from Chennai, India

wow..a superb image..
Enjoyed the write up too !!
Have a nice weekend :))

14 Dec 2018 3:22pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

In one word fabulous. 5*
Thanks for telling your story.

14 Dec 2018 3:47pm

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Spectacular! I can definitely hear the rumblings of thunder in the distance.

15 Dec 2018 8:02am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors, lights & atmosphere!
Amazing series.

15 Dec 2018 10:22am

Aminus3 Discover from United States

Thanks for contributing your story to Aminus3 Discover. It has been posted here

18 Dec 2018 7:13pm

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

Bravo Helen!

26 Dec 2018 8:46am

Susy from Allentown, PA, United States

So Beautiful!!!!!!!!

30 Dec 2018 2:43am

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