Flying in fog

Owed to Nature

Boston, United States

Artist's Description

Where the Atlantic Ocean meets the shore of Namibia in Southern Africa, the dry desert heat lifts cool ocean moisture into the air to create areas thick with fog. Attracted to these same sands, a cape jackal (Canis mesomelas mesomelas, a subspecies of the black-backed jackal) takes the same airborne route.

But it’s not technically magic. This is the Skeleton Coast. A place where the laws of Nature prevail as they have for millennia. A place where your spirit is uplifted by the simple act of setting foot on this spectacular piece of the world.

I don’t know, maybe it is magic…

Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens, shot handheld
Focal length 400mm, Exposure 1/500 sec at f/10, ISO 400

Thank You! 4918 views as of July 8 2014

Featured on RedBubble’s Homepage “Found by RB” March 30 2013

Featured by the groups
Just Fun February 8 2011
Paws n Claws February 8 2011
For The Love Of Animals February 8 2011
If It Moves, Shoot It February 8 2011
Playful Photogenic Animals February 9 2011
Wild Africa February 12 2011
Wild Nature Photography February 13 2011
Wolves & Wild Kin February 17 2011
African Art and Photography February 20 2011
Top Shelf Wildlife March 20 2011
Featured For A Challenge July 19 2011
Nature Photography Challenge November 1 2011
You Big Softy November 3 2012

The #1 Challenge Winner
Wild Nature Photography‘s February Features Feb 2011
Wild Africa’s Best Wildlife & Nature Photographer – March 2011
Amazing Wildlife Levitation May 2011
Amazing Wildlife Special Challenge August 2011 (Tied for 1st)
Nature Photography Challenge Wolves, Foxes, Jackals, Coyotes October 2011

Top Ten Challenge Winner in
Quality Art & Photography In the Air February 2011
JPG Cast-Offs Jump! April 2011
Just Fun Featured Art “Best of the Features” Challenge April 2011
Featured For A Challenge We are so funny August 2011
Challenge Accepted Leap Day March 2012
Nature Photography Challenge Action Shots August 2012
Alphabet Soup Q is for Quadrapeds November 2012
Local Critters Mid Air Marvels March 2014


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