Photo 101 : Day 15 – Landscape

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Today’s challenge is Landscape.   I enjoy hillwalking and for that reason, I have many many photos of landscapes taken here in Ireland, and in other countries also.  The photo above was taken on top of the Galtee Mountains in Tipperary, with hills as far as the eye can see, and down below you can see the path that brought us to this spot!

The Escarpment, Zimbabwe

The Escarpment, Zimbabwe

My second shot is from Zimbabwe.   Travelling on the road towards Mana Pools and the Zambezi river,this is a view point on the escarpment, where you can see nothing but bush land, all the way to the Zambian hills.

Another view of the Escarpment

Another view of the Escarpment

Misty in Africa

This week Ailsa from ‘Where’s my Backpack’ asks us to show some misty photographs, and my favourite place in Africa is Victoria Falls, where there is always mist as the Zambezi River rushes over the Falls into the deep gorges below.   The mist from the Falls can be seen from miles around, especially when it’s rainy season upstream, and there is a huge volume of water hurtling downstream.

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Saturation

This is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, Saturation.   All my photos for this entry were taken on our holiday in Zimbabwe, where the light and sunshine make the colours very intense….and saturated!

A great pick-me-up!

The Zambezi Escarpment on the way to Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

Sunset in the Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe

Sundowners on the Zambezi

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The Mighty Zambezi at Victoria Falls

The Zambezi river starts its journey to the sea in northern Zambia, then flows through Angola, and re-enters Zambia before flowing over the Victoria Falls, through Zimbabwe and Mozambique to the Indian Ocean. It is the 4th longest river in Africa, at about 2 800 kms,  It forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and is at its strongest from March to May/ June, especially if the rain gods have looked favourably on the plains of Africa.

Victoria Falls and the Batoka Gorge have been formed by the force of the water rushing downstream, and the gorge at the start of the falls is over 100 metres deep, and the spray from the falls can be seen at least 1 kilometre away.   It is a truly spectacular sight, and attracts many visitors each day.

Downstream from the Falls is the Batoka Gorge, where there is plenty opportunity to indulge in extreme sports, like white water rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking, zip wire and much more..or you can just admire the view from the very luxurious Victoria Falls Hotel

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The spray from the Falls is called ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ or ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’

 

The smoke that thunders

The smoke that thunders

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It’s true – once seen, never forgotten, so put it on your list of places to see, you won’t be disappointed.

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