The Victoria Falls is a waterfall situated in southern Africa on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls are, by some measures, the largest waterfall in the world.
This is taken on the Zambian side. When visiting, there are generally no barriers between the edge of the gorge and the path - so you can get unobstructed views like this one. I was there in high water season (February) and the amount of water flowing was torrential. I asked someone to hold an umbrella over me as I took this photo to help avoid spray on the Nikon. Even so, my camera was quite soaked but luckily survived the water after I dried it and let it sit in the sun.
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Wanda1 (15142) 2008-05-17 23:43
It must be amazing to be standing there and soaked by the spray from these mighty waterfalls. Vertical format works well to convey their height and I like the fluffy white clouds.
Stepan (27210) 2008-05-18 0:02
A straight classical pov but in that case, it's ok. Nothing else to enjoy than the waterfall, which seems to be really huge !! And the vertical frame was the good choice for that vertical subject !!!
agustos07 (973) 2008-05-18 0:04
What a great view of this spectacular waterfall! Well done! You probably got more shots of it.
Thanks for sharing.
pablominto (53746) 2008-05-18 0:27
I like the layered composition with this powerful waterfall!Good sense of depth and fine details, the lovely cloud formations add attraction value...
dareco (17134) 2008-05-18 0:30
Amazing falls!!! Captured so well I can almost hear the roar! I like the grass in the fg and those beautiful fluffy clouds. A really pretty picture. Have a happy day!
bracasha75 (24591) 2008-05-18 1:01
Amaizing beautiful are this Victorias Falls and very nice position of shoot
I supose there is big noise ,right???
Jeppo (17645) 2008-05-18 1:59
Hi Dave from OZ,
please stop posting vic falls pic! I want to go there but It won't be possible this year...therefore stop making me suffer!
well, expect for the joke (joke??) I have to say this is a rather different POV where the mighty falls are yet shown but also framed into the green and a magnificient africa sky
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2008-05-18 6:29
You really saw much more water that I did in September. And I believe the spray from the falls was too much wet, for you and for the camera. But, just for the beauty of the place it is worth the sacrifice. It is a wonderful view/picture.
jusninasirun (17162) 2008-05-18 10:34
Hello David. Very well composed in tall format of this fall. You have captured the rushing water brilliantly against the beautiful sky with puffy white cloud. well done and thanks for sharing. Jusni
mafegan (8624) 2008-05-18 19:09
Excellent composition with grass, water and sky.
npecanhuk (76927) 2008-05-18 20:26
As you can notice in my pictures, I do love waterfalls and I have recently visited one of them in Brazil!
Of course, I know of these ones you show me in this fabulous picture and I'd surely want to visit them some time in my life!
It has a pretty interesting POV and great colors!
Thanks for sharing - Congratulations!
Greetings from Brazil,
Waylim (25436) 2008-05-19 8:32
Abolutly stunning scnerey and powerful waterfall judging from your photograph. Wow, must be impressive to be there. I would have wish the POV to be higher so we can also see the river from the top, but this is still impressive the amount of waters that flows down. Great image. So many things to do and see in Africa, I had to skip Victoria Falls.
feather (51130) 2008-05-20 6:45
I would love to go there some day. I understand finding a satisfactory POV is not easy because of the narrowness of the gorges. I like the way you have composed this, with the grass at the bottom and an attractive sky at the top. We can see the power in the water; big risk to your camera! Did you have to clone out any drops on the lens? Good shot
Bluejeans (64251) 2008-05-21 5:20
Belo ponto de visão sobre as cataratas Vitoria , muito bonito o movimento da agua , gostei muito do céu , bom enquadramento da foto, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
skippy007 (12510) 2008-05-23 3:57
Dave, fantastic view of these famous waterfalls. I would have been concerned with my camera as you must have been but well worth it, The size & ferocity has been well captured in good colour & detail.
japiey (10163) 2008-05-26 3:00
Vertical format shows clear the might of the falls..
sagar (2410) 2008-05-28 22:36
Wonderful shot!!! I had seen the face from the Zimbabwe side, never saw the Zambian face before!!!!
The torrent of water looks stunning. Nice notes too.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2008-05-30 14:39
Hi, David -
A very different perspective here! I also like the way the image is neatly divided into horizontal sections - it works without being obvious or overdone.
PS: I remember getting soaked on this side of the falls, and that was in June - low water season. Didn't help.
pboehringer (770) 2008-06-08 13:43
an interesting minimalistic approach in three levels of these most famous waterfalls. I wonder in what respect these falls are the largest one. The drop, the extension, the water volumen per second ... ?
This is one of the many places that I dream to visit in Africa at one point in my life.
robertosalguero (288) 2008-06-23 1:06
Interesting how the texture of the water is very similar to the clouds. This image is very nice. The colours, sharpness and exposure are very well combined. The view is majestic and make me realize how much more larger is than Niagara Falls. Thanks David.
nilo (89) 2008-10-08 11:07
Beautiful shot David. I was there last November but the water was much less unfortunately. This one is impressive! Congrats!
batalay (39927) 2008-12-02 9:43
This is a wonderful shot of the great falls, with the foreground in perfect focus giving contrast of the delicate and the cataclysmic. In case you haven't seen the film, you should rent "The Gods Must Be Crazy," filmed sometime in the mid 80s. A pygmy tribe interprets (or realizes) that a coke bottle dropped by a bush pilot is seen as a gift of the Gods, having fallen from the sky. By the end of the film, they realize the gift is a present from a false god, and must be returned. One of tribesman is selected to throw the bottle off the 'end of the earth.' Victoria Falls, you find out, is the end of the earth.