There is a waterfall in every dream…

Rainbow over Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland

Landscape of Iceland, Rainbow over Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland

“There is a waterfall in every dream. Cool and crystal clear, it falls gently on the sleeper, cleansing the mind and soothing the soul.”
― Virginia Alison

Shiraito waterfall, Japan

Shiraito waterfall, Japan

“When I was walking in the mountains with the Japanese man and began to hear the water, he said, ‘What is the sound of the waterfall?’ ‘Silence,’ he finally told me.”
― Jack Gilbert, Collected Poems

Yorkshire dales water walk, England

Yorkshire dales water walk, England

“There is a hidden message in every waterfall. It says, if you are flexible, falling will not hurt you!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

Couple under Skogafoss waterfall, Iceland

Couple under Skogafoss waterfall, Iceland

“When the moonlight and the waterfall come together, all other things fade from the scene!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

Aerial view of the Victoria Falls, Zambia

Aerial view of the Victoria Falls, Zambia

“Do not feel sad for your tears as rocks never regret the waterfalls”
― Munia Khan

New Hampshire, USA

New Hampshire, USA

“Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.”
– Mikhail Lermontov

Mumlava waterfall, Czech Republic

Mumlava waterfall, Czech Republic

“Water is the driving force of all nature.”
– Leonardo da Vinci


Photo gallery of waterfalls around the world

 

 

Vulture and elephant

Vulture feeding on elephant body South Luangwa, Zambia

White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus) feeding on elephant body (Loxodonta africana), South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

An elephant died without any obvious reason near to my camp in South Luangwa National Park. It was interesting to inspect the place frequently and see the process of the body disappearance. Lions, hyenas, vultures and marabous took turns in silently destroying remnants of the creature that used to be invincible.

Head first! Victoria Falls, Zambia

Bungee jumping from Victoria Falls bridge, Zambia

Bungee jumping from Victoria Falls bridge, Zambia

Victoria Falls Bridge between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe offers 111 meters of pure adrenaline rush towards the rapids of Zambezi River. For mere 120 US dollars, you can have your body flooded by addictive hormones and see the Victoria Falls upside-down.

White water rafting on the Zambezi River, Zambia

White water rafting on the Zambezi River, Zambia

Scared of bungee jumping from Victoria Falls bridge, Zambia

Scared of bungee jumping from Victoria Falls bridge, Zambia

Bungee jumping off Victoria Falls bridge, Zambia

Bungee jumping off Victoria Falls bridge, Zambia

Some more images of Victoria Falls:

Photography in Southern Africa

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Leopard (Panthera pardus) hiding in the bush of Pafuri, Kruger National Park, South Africa

During a four-week trip throughout South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia, I was lucky to photograph the wildlife of six National Parks. A great part of the trip was bigheartedly sponsored by Wilderness Safaris who were generous enough to host me in their Kalamu, Lunga, Pafuri, Shumba, and Toka Leya lodges. Thanks to their well-trained, knowledgeable, experienced and patient guides, I was privileged to photograph a variety of African wildlife up close and personal. Actually, too close, sometimes 🙂

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Close up portrait of African elephant (Loxodonta africana), Kruger National Park, South Africa

This expedition included altogether 16 plane/helicopter takeoffs (and fortunately as many happy landings 🙂 – aerial photography was, therefore, an inevitable part of my daily routine. Helicopter flights over the Victoria Falls and the plains of northern part of the Kafue National Park (Zambia) were especially rewarding.

Aerial photograph of Victoria Falls, Zambia

Aerial view of the Victoria Falls, Zambia

Contrary to my other journeys, people photography was not a priority during this trip; however, I managed to bag a few pictures of Zambian children in the local villages.

 

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