I am back home now after my great African adventure. With this photo of Victoria Falls I start my travelogue of a journey but at the same time I post the photo from Zimbabwe, it is fiftieth country I show on TE.
Wiki: The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (Tokaleya Tonga: the Smoke that Thunders; the 'i' is silent) is a waterfall located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and explorer, is believed to have been the first European to view the Victoria Falls, on the 16th November 1855. David Livingstone gave the falls the name 'Victoria Falls' in honour of Queen Victoria, but the indigenous name of 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' is also well known. The WorldWhile it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is claimed to be the largest. This claim is based on a width of 1,708 metres and height of 108 metres (354 ft), forming the largest sheet of falling water in the world. Heritage List recognizes both names.
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yquem46 (37514) 2012-10-15 12:44
I was there about one week before you, but on the zambian side
Not the best season for Victoria Falls, I've been a bit disappointed
A good one here, well composed thanks to the grass at FG
kordinator (14805) 2012-10-15 12:59
Lovely photo of Victoria Falls.
An excellent work from your African adventure.
Fantastic shot with perfect photo quality.
boa (5138) 2012-10-15 13:10
welcome back home after a probably fantastic journey in exciting Africa. I visited both sides of Vic falls and i prefered the Zimbabwe side of the falls. Better view and less spray from the falls made a better visibility. Nice shot with a good depth, i like the fact that you have included the greenery in the foreground for the depth but also a good overview from this spot. Tfs!
Have a nice evening.
Jeppo (17637) 2012-10-15 13:13
you're everywhere. neither wars nor global economic crisis are able to stop you from travelling!
Vic Falls: I wish I were there as well....
Guenther (10913) 2012-10-15 13:14
Welcome back Malgo!
Impressive view to start your travelogue! I like the beautiful fern in foreground, maybe just a little a little oversharpned visible on the single grass but that's just a small detail... a great shot!
Have a nice evening
mkamionka (28037) 2012-10-15 13:44
witaj w domu. Ja po kazdej wycieczce zawsze mam rodzaj poczucia spelnienia ze wrocilem caly i zdrowy i ze nikt nie okradl mieszkanie itp :) W takich podrozach tak wiele zlego moze sie wydarzyc a jesli sie nie wydarzy to jest powod do ogromnej radosci.
Niesamowite: zarowno wodospad Wktorii jak i liczba krajow ktore pokazalas. Ja w zasadzie odwiedzilem 24 krajow a wiec polowe tego co Ty, choc na TE mam zaledwie 20. Teraz niestety mam wrazenie ze moje zwiedzanie zwolni nieco a wiec nie jestem pewien czy mam szanse Cie kiedykolwiek dogonic. Ale i tak naleze do grona szczesliwcow, wybrancow losu.
Wodospad robi ogromne wrazenie. Ladne sa te paprocie na pierwszym planie a najbardziej podoba mi sie ten swiat na horyzoncie ktory pozwala sobie wyobrazic jakie to wszystko jest ogromne.
Jestem pewien ze czeka nas jeszcze duzo wrazen przy ogladaniu Twojej relacji,
batalay (33891) 2012-10-15 21:35
Absolutely fantastic, Malgorzata. The sheer volume of water that is dumped over the cliffs dwarfs all other — the Iguazu, the Niagara... and perhaps most of them combined. I remember a scene from the film, "The Gods Must be Crazy," where a Pygmy from the Kalahari journeys to Victoria Falls, in order to dispose of a Coca Cola bottle. He is convinced that the bottle, is a religious figurine, a gift of the Gods (actually dropped from an low flying airplane) has been bringing the tribe unmitigated misery.
jjcordier (69609) 2012-10-15 22:42
Tu es vraiment une grande voyageuse!Ces célèbres chutes d'eau sont vraiment impressionnantes. Belle utilisation des fougères en premier plan.
COSTANTINO (46512) 2012-10-16 0:30
breathtaking experience from your African
adventure,the green foreground creates
a fantastic framing,spectacular view
to this waterfall
dkmurphys (44090) 2012-10-16 4:19
Spectacular composition. I like the way you've managed this photo and the good result. A wonderful place for finding nature. Well done!
ikeharel (47000) 2012-10-16 8:23
Good evening Malgo, the traveler...
Many cong.'s for the 50th mission completed...
my humor only, that is remarkable.
Even more remarable is the mighty waterfall, you materfully posted here.
saxo042 (35202) 2012-10-16 13:48
Welcome home! I will have to be content with viewing pictures like this one, I guess I will never see this impressive fall in real life... I understand this was a great experience I am glad that you are sharing pictures like this one. The green grass in the foreground provide good depth. A very beautiful picture!
Graal (93606) 2012-10-17 6:03
fantastyczne miejsce i widok. Gratulacje na tyle odwiedzonych krajow, podrozniczko. Ladne ujecie. Afryka zdobyta, oczywiscie Twoja.
serp2000 (35082) 2012-10-18 3:22
Hello, dear Malgo,
Glad to see your photos again! My congratulations! 50 countries are 1/4 of the world! Great! Excellent view to the famous Falls. Impressive sharpness on the FG and fine DoF! TFS!
gervaso (9247) 2012-10-20 10:25
This place must be wonderful and you show us the imposingness of the falls with beautiful colors in spite of the cloudy weather. Wonderful composition! Very good job!
claudeD (28273) 2012-10-21 7:50
Very fine picture showing this amazing Victoria Falls. Its always very impressive to observe such big falls. Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
elenimavrandoni (11105) 2013-01-04 12:51
Hello Malgo, impressive note along with an impressive scenery!Great shot with all the attractive natural elements of nature's beauty and spectacular show off!
The misty-hazy look to the right exposes the power of the falling water and is a nice detail!