Photographer's Note

It is the most amazing place for swimming I have ever seen. Do not think I was so brave to take a bath there! I stood with my camera and big lens on the other side of Victoria Falls, in Zimbabwe. But I was so fascinated by this view that I post it even if the sharpness is not good. Imagine sitting in water just close to the precipy of 100 m and the roaring waters of the biggest waterfall in the world. Brrr, I wouldn't do that. I do not like high level of adrenaline. And it is not safe - there happen deadly accidents.

A famous feature is the naturally formed Devil's Pool, near the edge of the falls on Livingstone Island on the Zambian side. When the river flow is at a certain level, usually between September and December, a rock barrier forms an eddy with minimal current, allowing adventurous swimmers to splash around in relative safety a few feet from the point where the water cascades over the falls. Occasional deaths have been reported when people have slipped over the rock barrier.
A BRAVE Zimbabwean tour guide is presumed dead after plunging 90m into the Victoria Falls while trying to rescue a tourist.
The man was accompanying several western tourists on the Zambian side of the world’s largest waterfall. Here, tourists swim dangerously close to the tipping point of the falls, only prevented from falling by a slippery, submerged lip of rock.
The tour guide quickly grabbed the tourist’s hand and successfully pulled him back into the pool but in the process, he slipped and fell into the gorge down below.
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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9233 W: 140 N: 23252] (115571)
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