This year the rain season took much longer then usual and in the Northern Botswana and Zambia the daily precipitation reached up to 250 mm even in the end of January. It was fascinating to watch during a 300km drive from Nata to Maun how such a storm builds up from small cumuli clouds to a real storm system of about 20 km in diameter. Later then from a small Cessna we saw this beautiful storm over the Okavango Delta. This beautifully meandering channel is called Moanachira River and creates the Northern boudery of the Moremi Game Reserve .
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lolo38 (49) 2008-02-03 6:44
beautifull, great shoot. thank you
davide (1182) 2008-02-03 6:46
One of the best photo never seen! Great!
jpinkham (870) 2008-02-03 7:03
Michael, this is enchanting. You have so many things to draw us in – the vibrant green of the earth beneath, the magnificent line and curve of the waterway, the dark hovering storm clouds. Your choice of point of view and your composition are both excellent.
angela926 (1884) 2008-02-03 7:08
I love the colors and contrast, very good composition and point of view,good sharpness and clarity, beautiful vivid colors. well done!
PapPa74 (0) 2008-02-03 7:09
Great capture!! Superb!
cyborg83 (4515) 2008-02-03 7:10
fabulous photo!! Fantastic colors, great POV and amazing scenery!!! TFS
mirarer (4751) 2008-02-03 7:11
Great landscape, beautiful colors and nice compo.
maglex (1980) 2008-02-03 7:17
Hi Michael, thanks for sharing this photograph! We don't see much from this area in TE. Great vivid colors, fantastic!
flashpoint (4000) 2008-02-03 7:44
a visual fantastic rich of colors and lines, the natural graphic art of the creeks of the river in the middle to the forest, the sky
furrow from the loaded clouds of rain. ..great
Tweety (4546) 2008-02-03 7:45
Très belle photo ! Un cadrage excellent avec une rivière qui guide notre regard jusqu'à l'orage Bravo !
Mateja (434) 2008-02-03 7:49
beautiful photo, the presentation of this delta is amazing with the contrast only using the contrast beetwen green / blue.
ayansadhu (1502) 2008-02-03 7:54
This is a fantastic image but I think in a landscape shot like this the vision gets restricted for the choice of vertical canvas which I think can be overcome by choosing a horizontal canvas which I have tried in PP; see if it is useful or not with a :)
jmcl (14535) 2008-02-03 7:54
Wonderfully composed depth .. stunning and beautiful color and light .. the sky is so smooth and noise free .. I am always in awe of capturing such an infinite feeling in a vertical frame .. tremendous image.
Zolive (5935) 2008-02-03 8:02
what a wonderful picture of this fantastic place. Colors are splendid and the river like a long snake is amazing. Congratulations.
smarcell (19963) 2008-02-03 9:12
A great composition. Very eye catching and minimalistic.
Deepforest (9260) 2008-02-03 11:41
fantastic capture, good composition and nice colours. Amazing shot!
jmdias (54499) 2008-02-03 11:47
this image is so colorful that we can think it isn't real, it is a fauve painting. Good solors, pov, compo and everything
siislam (290) 2008-02-03 15:15
WOW! Amazing picture, I love the bright green colour with stormy blue sky, excellent contrast. Well Done.
sevy (15359) 2008-02-04 5:05
Very impressive landscape. It is very different of what it looks like last July.
I like a lot the play of the colors and the river flowing like a snake in this green area.
UlfE (14641) 2008-02-04 11:19
Marvelous shot and amazing colours. Minimalistisc but very, very fascinating to look at. One of your best pictures. Congratulations!
mondele (823) 2008-02-04 12:21
Magnifique image d'une des plus belle région d'Afrique.
jaywalker (16095) 2008-02-08 8:44
Hi Michael, What a wonderful aerial view of this beautiful area, the strong yellows are superb, that sky looks very hominess, however the contrast in light is brilliant, a very lovely photo, kind regards Wilson.
sujit (316) 2008-02-09 8:49
keribar (43841) 2008-02-10 22:29
I heard so much about this Okawongo river,
but it is difficult for me to organize a trip to Bostwana..
Anyway, your picture is for me the best that one could expect from a plane. The big "S" is really outstanding. I find the clouds too saturated but this is a personal opinion.
I wish you an excellent week - Izzet
McRato (86) 2008-02-14 0:20
Fascinating picture. Happy to see that there are still untoutch places on earth. Thank you for taking this picture and sharing it.
Very good colours and excellent POV. I´m a geography student (climatology) and the cloud formation caught my attention.
adores (36121) 2008-03-26 18:04
Very good shot! Good composition and perfect colours, I like the way the yellow constrasts with the dark sky. You placed the horizon very well. Amazing place
velocista (897) 2008-03-28 11:39
COSTANTINO (54383) 2008-04-01 1:24
great idea and beautiful vertical framing for this photo.
I liked very much your photo collections. Well done.
jontevanessen (0) 2008-05-01 4:32
I really love the yellow ground, contrasted by the dark water reflecting the clouds. Also interesting is the greenish line on the horizon.
Hellas (6805) 2008-05-29 0:25
what a stunning view is this?
The meandering channel is like a snake! The Pov is excellent and the colours vivid and I would say fantastic! The bright light on the earth contrasts the cloudy sky so much!
It was very kind of you to share this wonderful image with all of us. Thank you very much!
pticaruh (276) 2008-09-03 10:47
Simply fascinating!!! Simple composition, yet so powerful nad with greqt intense colours. Good saturation. The reflection of the storm in the winding river, going in the distant, these electric-green plants... All is good!
Man, you really have seen a lot of places...
photographer123 (6246) 2009-01-29 7:34
what a shot..nothing more to say...subir
dragonetti (249) 2009-04-03 13:11
Splendid colours with a good composition whith those curves. This contrast between the blue and yellow-green is fantastic. One of my favorites now.
Manamo (3676) 2009-04-14 7:28
this is a masterfully composed image. At first, the ws made me thing that this would look good horizontal...but after giving it some thought, the river is too important in the compo and you gotta go with the format that follows its shape.
I love the reflection in the water, but I think you pushed the colors in the sky a little bit too much for my taste.
This place looks so wild and beautiful!
Rafer (15199) 2009-06-02 22:54
Maravillosos colores y formas, sobresaliente...saludos
patdeph (35748) 2009-06-17 11:49
Wooooowwww!Great!The vibrant green,the contrast with dark cloudy sky,the curves of the river,everything is splendid!
sacimar (25975) 2009-07-11 12:58
wow! this is a great picture, the colours are superb, I like the contrast between the blue sky and the green ground, excellent composition!
ahmkaplan (102) 2009-07-12 12:06
Very good photo with yellowish green and tones of blue interwoven. The blue water reaches the light blue of the sky and then the blue in the sky first darkens and folloeingly gets light again. And the curves of the water line gives quite a soft view to the photo.Congratulations.
blueaquan (195) 2009-08-09 12:56
Ah! Okavango, the largest inland Delta created by the Okavango River which without being able to reach the Ocean, empties itself into the Kalahari and creates what we see here with one among the largest concentration of African Wildlife...
I've no words to describe this beauty, truly only an aerial photograph like this can do justice to this landscape.
Thanks for sharing...
CLODO (30044) 2009-08-10 1:35
vibrant picture dedicated to the contrast blue/yellow, and with the river snake at the bottom really eye catching
manudautriche (4344) 2010-03-27 10:31
Voici des couleurs irréel et splendide,la composition est superbe avec cette rivière qui nous donne une grande profondeur et les contraste avec les couleur vives du sol et le ciel très menaçant sont extra,rien a redire,superbe,bravo.
paromitadey (621) 2010-12-29 1:19
What a lovely landscape. Lovely radiant colors of the land and the sky with the curvature of the stream flowing through it. Just like a poetry.
sam224 (6215) 2010-12-29 2:05
A lovely shot: the contrast between the colours is stunning as the bright green of the forest stands out excellent against the dark stormy sky. The serpentine created by the river leads the eye to the background.
bharadwajg (157) 2011-04-14 19:33
Way to Heaven - no words- extremely superb!!!
schumanng (0) 2012-01-07 3:17
great landscape and great photo with few colours. Charming design of the river calling its colour from the sky.
Merou (4726) 2012-04-26 3:37
Very nice shoot !!
alidi (2) 2012-04-26 4:03
livermore (1629) 2012-10-14 1:57
Tres belle composition, l'harmonie entre ce vert et ce bleu est parfaite.
- Copyright: Michael Trezzi (MichaelTrezzi) (3347)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 5D, 24-105 f4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): ***IF SUBIR CAN DO LIKE THIS.....***, TRIPLE WOW !!!, CLODO's selection, My Favorite II, Kasia's Favourites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-03 6:41
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