Southern Africa

A beautiful Baobab tree is standing between the waterfalls in this fine art landscape photograph. The last sun rays of the day shine into the valley. In front and behind the tree winds the water smoothly down into the gorge.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 20 September, 2023

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

  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Exposure time: 28s
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 306.2mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 6000 by 4000 pixels (WxH).

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The last rays of sunshine of the day illuminate the Baobab tree standing between the smooth waterfalls. The water in the waterfalls appears soft due to the extended exposure of the fine art photograph. Amazingly, the Tree Of Life grows on this small rocky outcrop in the middle of the strong water currents.

The water plunges nearly 120 meters / 393 feet deep into the valley. This compelling fine art photo shows the strong Baobab tree standing tall and proud between the smooth waterfalls. Further down the stream of the Kunene River, you will find the Epupa falls at the border of Namibia to Angola.

Africa’s waterfalls are not only visually stunning, but also offer a unique and powerful representation of the continent’s natural beauty and diversity.

Tree Of Life – Baobab Tree Stands Between Waterfalls

Above, the photograph of the waterfalls with the famous ancient Baobab tree represents 3 essentials of life to me: light, water, and air/oxygen. Many living beings on earth depend on water, sunlight, and air, including us humans.


Who produces air/oxygen? On earth, trees and plants produce an essential part of life, oxygen. Without trees and plants, there would be no oxygen and most likely no life.


What is water? It is the most critical foundation of life. All living beings require water to survive. Simply said – water gives life, and this Baobab tree, and the plants around it, need water to grow to produce oxygen and food.


Who needs sunlight? Every living being on the planet needs the light of the sun. Without it, the earth would be a frozen place. To come back to this Baobab tree and plants. They need sunlight and water to grow, survive, and produce oxygen on top to produce food.

When you zoom in on the Baobab tree, you will see fruit hanging from a branch on the right-hand side. This tree undoubtedly provides as well food for living beings.

These 3 elements create a circle of life. They are all connected with each other. Every living being on earth depends on these essentials. Sadly we humans take this for granted.

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11 comments for Baobab Tree Between Waterfall

  1. Karen

    Omg, what a landscape photograph. Amazing 👍

    • Anette Mossbacher

      The Tree Of Life withstands the power of water. Thanks so much, Karen

  2. Hanneke

    Breathtaking, such a surreal picture, absolutely gorgeous ❤️

    • Anette Mossbacher

      The bleeding hands and knee were well worth it Hanneke. One of my best indeed. Thanks so much. 😀

  3. Herbert B.

    Klasse Bild.

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Vielen Dank Herbert 😀

  4. Andreas Liedmann

    Hi Anette …
    Wonderful composition and the ray of light in combo with the trees is making this for me !!!
    One of your best ever shots !!!!

    LOVE it !!!

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Thank you very much again, Andreas.
      I am glad you like this photograph.
      Ciao Anette

  5. Andreas Liedmann

    Hi Anette … for me your best ever created and processed image.
    Love the scene and the gorgeous lighting.
    Just brilliant stuff.

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Thanks so much, Andreas. This waterfall photo is one of my favorites as well. Not only as I just love the famous Baobab trees. The light was superb, as you mentioned already. I was lucky that enough water was plunging down the cliffs.
      Ciao Anette

  6. Taylor Roberts

    Breathtaking and awe-inspiring! One of my favorites!

    • Anette Mossbacher

      The Tree of Life within the waterfalls. Thank you very much, Taylor.
      Cheers Anette

  7. Andrea G.

    Spectacular! The light and the tree not surrendering to the masses of water makes a powerful statement!

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Absolutely, Thank you very much.
      I was wondering how the Baobab trees manage to stand their ground between the waterfall.
      Ciao Anette

  8. Ruth Koprek

    Stunning print. One of my favorites,

    • Anette Mossbacher

      One of my favorites as well Ruth.
      Thanks a lot.
      Ciao Anette

  9. Megan

    You manage to make this look like another world! It looks so peaceful. I want to live there! The lighting and softness of the water makes it absolutely ethereal.

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Peaceful place indeed. Thanks so much for your comment, Megan.
      Cheers Anette

  10. Suzanne Jeffery

    Eerie yet beautiful!

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Thank you very much, Sue.
      Cheers Anette

  11. Johan Peijnenburg

    Love the composition and mood. The light is sublime!

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Thank you Johan. I spent a few days there to get all photographs of this waterfall I wanted. Still some compositions open for next time. Come along. 😀

      Cheers Anette

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