Zambezi River, Zambia

The Zambezi river rapids are in fast motion. The warming light of the African sunset reflects in the small foam crowns rolling across the surface of the river. To give this panoramic photo a smooth sense of movement, I photographed it with a slow shutter speed.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 29 November, 2022

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This photograph was captured with a ILCE-7RM4 and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Exposure time: 1/3s
  • ISO: 50
  • Focal Length: 459mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 9006 by 5066 pixels (WxH).

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The Zambezi river rapids flow at a fast speed of motion, foam crowns rolling across the river surface, reflecting the warm, beautiful golden African sunset light. A slow shutter speed gives this panoramic photo a smooth sense of movement.

Golden Light & Zambezi Rapids In Motion

Where can you find these rapids? The rapids and waterfalls are indeed a spectacular sight to see. I highly recommend them if you ever have the chance to travel to Victoria Falls. I took this photo some 100 meters / 100 yards before the torrents tumble down the cliffs into the deep gorge of Victoria Falls.

Along the Zambia side of the Zambezi river, you will find a few places you can go to the river bank. You will also find them on the Zimbabwe side, along the river, and inside the National Park. Sometimes you will see fishermen standing in the water fishing with small nets or bare hands! Yes, they do catch fish with their hands.

More of my African panoramic photo prints you can browse in the African landscape gallery. All my nature photography you can license or purchase art photo prints. This African landscape photo of the Zambezi river with the reflection of the Golden Light looks fantastic on an acrylic or metal print. The acrylic photo prints give a beautiful depth to landscape pictures, as well as to elephant photo prints.

Read about the hidden secrets of Feng Shui in landscape photographs. It is pretty interesting.

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1 comment for Zambezi Rapids In Motion & Golden Light

  1. Stefan

    Amazing panoramic photo Anette. I love the colours how they „paint“ the water surface.

    • Anette Mossbacher

      What a African sunset can do! Many thanks, Stefan. 😀

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