Epupa Waterfalls, Namibia, Africa

A fine art landscape photograph in color features the gorgeous Epupa Waterfalls that crash into the valley. The rising steam is embracing the Baobab trees. Indeed it is interesting to see how the Baobab trees can hold themselves on the cliffs.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 17 July, 2023

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This photograph was captured with a Canon EOS-1D Mark IV and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Exposure time: 148s
  • ISO: 50
  • Focal Length: 70mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 4646 by 3097 pixels (WxH).

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The beautiful Epupa Waterfalls are brilliantly white to contrast against the dark cliffs and Baobab trees. In the distance, the Epupa falls flow looks extraordinarily peaceful and soft due to extended exposure for that landscape photograph. The water crashes into the valley, while in between the cliffs, the Baobab trees stand in the rising steam. Incredible how these famous trees manage to hold themselves on the boulders. However, in reality, the water current is overwhelmingly powerful. The magnitude of its strength makes you realize how weak humans are against Mother Nature.

African Waterfalls

Between Namibia and Angola, the border river Kunene falls down a 40 meter deep gorge at Epupa Falls. Close to the nearby village of Epupa. In the Herero language, Epupa means ‘falling water.’ The Kunene River is one of Namibia’s five perennial rivers. Undoubtedly, the water level changes often depending on seasonal rainfall. Therefore, Epupa Waterfalls is subject to seasonal fluctuations. The best months to view the mighty falls are in April and May.

Since the Kunene region is quite dry, mosquitos are not a huge problem. As a result, malaria is not a threat. Although this disease is not a threat, the crocodiles are! They swim freely in the Kunene River, so taking a dip in the water is not advisable.

If you like this waterfall picture of the Epupa falls and Baobab Trees, discover more of our landscape photography portfolio. Have a look at the single Baobab Tree standing between the waterfall.

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1 comment for Epupa Waterfalls & Baobab Trees

  1. Olivier

    Beautiful photograph! Stunning setting… peaceful and powerful at the same time.

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Indeed, it is a very peaceful area and scenery up in the north of Namibia. The Baobab trees scattered within the waterfalls look amazing. I always wonder how these trees can withstand the power of the water! Thank you very much, Olivier.

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