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With dusk approaching, the sun becomes a prolific and masterful artist along Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. Each moment evolves his repertoire of colors, shadows and shapes. And if you are fortunate enough to travel the Skeleton Coast, each blink of an eye and turn of a head will astound you with yet another creation in his gallery of sand and light.

Shot handheld using:
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EF28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens

Moments later, as the sun realizes he’s losing his battle with night, his mood changes and he trades his pastels of light for brooding tones of shadow and darkness.

Featured by the groups
Wild Africa April 17 2011
Favourite Places You Take,Make or Paint April 21 2012
Serenity May 1 2012

Top Ten Challenge Winner
Wild Africa African Landscapes August 2011


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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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  • Poete100
    Poete100about 3 years ago

    WOW!!! That is ‘OUTSTANDING’ My friend…you’re an awesome photographer!!!

  • Awww… YOU are an outstanding friend! So I warn you: Combine new camera + Africa and shots like this are bound to happen. ;-)
    Your comments warm my heart. THANK YOU LORRAINE!!!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    2 DAY 2011/04/10

    Awesome capture!

  • Thank you so much Maggie!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Nice lighting in this capture

  • Thank you Larry. But I can only take credit for clicking the camera. The lighting is 100% owed to nature… ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Sassie Otto
    Sassie Ottoabout 3 years ago

    17 April 2011

  • Thank you and the Group for this Feature Sassie! Really a thrill and an honor.

    – Owed to Nature

  • Antionette
    Antionetteabout 3 years ago

    SO so beautiful, congratulations!

  • Thank you so very, very much Antionette!

    – Owed to Nature

  • joycee
    joyceealmost 3 years ago

    Superb capture.

  • Many more thanks and heartfelt appreciation for your comments. Thank You!

    – Owed to Nature

  • jannina
    janninaalmost 3 years ago

    What a stunning image! Gorgeous tones, and light Sylvia, well done. j. :)

  • Very much appreciate your wonderful comments and fave. If only I could take credit for the light… but that was completely supplied by the magic of The Skeleton Coast! Thank you Jannina.

    – Owed to Nature

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful image, that light is wonderful!

  • Thank you Damienne! Your comments and fave are greatly appreciated. And I completely agree, the light in that part of the world is truly magical.

    – Owed to Nature

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you so very much Larry!

    – Owed to Nature

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago

    Stunning Sylvia…please honour the Shapes and Patterns group with this beautiful image too.

  • Oh my, the honor is all mine! More than happy to accept your gracious invitation and generous comments. Thank You!

    – Owed to Nature

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