Only in Africa, can you roll out of bed to be greeted with sights like this. Well, actually, at Doro Nawas you don’t even need to roll out of bed…

After falling asleep counting shooting stars, you wake as the sun rises and bathes you and everything you see in the golden light of morning.

Shot, bedside, using:
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EF28-135 f/3.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Focal length 28mm
Exposure 1/15 sec at f/22
ISO 400
Manfrotto 190CX3 tripod with Arcatech ballhead

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During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • Olitto
    Olittoalmost 4 years ago

    Very true, Sylvia. Dont you just love this beautiful place? Perfect capture of a perfect morning on a perfect created continent.

  • Yes, I most certainly do love it. I feel that it’s actually better than perfect. It’s… right. It’s where I see and feel that everything has it’s own special meaning, it’s own special place and all that’s needed is wild places to let everything fall into natural balance and brilliance. Ah, and Africa is the wildest of them all!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful morning light Sylvia, remainds me last trip in Australian outback, best light for shooting!

  • So true. Golden light falling on red dirt. In a land filled with natural wonders and wild creatures. Nothing better! Thanks Jan.

    – Owed to Nature

  • ARTistCyberello
    ARTistCyberelloover 3 years ago

    great pictures of my home-country. thank you for showing!

  • Your homeland is filled with such beautiful sights. This was my first visit and I know it won’t be my last. Thank you for taking a look and sending this nice message!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 3 years ago

    7 August 2011 – 2 images per day

  • Thank you!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Angie Muccillo
    Angie Muccilloalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much Angie!!!

    – Owed to Nature

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 3 years ago

    STUNNING image,

  • Thank you so much for the warm welcome and lovely words! I knew I missed you guys and the group for good reason. ;-) A warm welcome back to you too.

    – Owed to Nature

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 2 years ago

    28 Aug 2012 – CHALLENGE WINNERS / UITDAGING WENNERS: The beauty of AFRICA / Die skoonheid van AFRIKA

  • Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness and wonderful news Maree! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

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