Botswana, Africa

Beautiful African sunset glows in this arid river bed with tree trunks. In this photograph, the fierce orange light mixed with a bit yellow shines over the ground of a river bed. The African sunset colors are spread beautifully in the air.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 10 September, 2020

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This photograph was captured with a X-H1 and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Exposure time: 1/1800s
  • ISO: 2000
  • Focal Length: 540.4mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 5329 by 3553 pixels (WxH).

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Beautiful African sunset glows in this arid river bed with tree trunks. In this photograph, the fierce orange light mixed with a bit yellow shines over the ground of a river bed. The African sunset colors are beautifully spread with the dust floating in the air around the tree trunks. The subject is a broken tree trunk standing in a dry river bed emphasized by the glow of orange. What makes the dust? It is not the wind. It is about 800-1000 zebras, wildebeests, and giraffes, creating this scenario.

Witnessing this spectacle of wildlife whirling up so much dust is impressive. The African sunset colors of red and orange light shining through the dust cloud. The colors made the scene glow fabulously. Tree trunks are casting shadows on the ground. Waves on the river bed floor are glowing more or less in red and orange. Indeed a colorful and mysterious landscape photograph. Surprisingly, as fast as the wildlife appeared, they disappeared.

The African sunset with the tree trunks we photographed in Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana. Indeed the Makgadikgadi Pans are endless vast white plains. However, during the rainy season, they come to life with endless grasses and water. Birds are thriving, and it also brings herds of game. African sunset colors are just as beautiful against the grassy plains.

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