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Sun and smoke over the Grumeti by Owed to Nature
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Destination is an isolated campsite on the banks of the Grumeti River in the west of the Serengeti. Our route takes us into the sun past patches of burning grass from controlled burns. The smell of smoke is strong and the sight of it, filtering the setting sun, casts a brilliant light that gives the plains a surreal glow.

Western Corridor, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, East Africa
Canon EOS 300D (the original Digital Rebel)
Canon EF75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM lens

Featured by the groups
A love of Canon January 25 2012
Post Card Style January 25 2012
Natures Paintbrush January 25 2012
Wild Africa January 29 2012
Bicolor Beauties January 29 2012
Afrikaans February 2 2012
Mozambique & All African Countries February 12 2012
Serenity February 18 2012

Top Ten Challenge Winner
African Art and Photography African Sunsets February 2012
Wild Africa Best Wildlife & Nature Photographer – February 2012 February 2012


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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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice capture Sylvia

  • Thank you very much Larry!

    – Owed to Nature

  • lynn carter
    lynn carteralmost 3 years ago

    beautiful sky xx

  • I’m partial to sunsets and when conditions are right so you can look at it as a big round ball heading for the horizon, I’m mesmerized. Glad I can share and learn you enjoy it too!

    – Owed to Nature

  • steppeland
    steppelandalmost 3 years ago

    Wow, that is so beautiful! Please consider to add this awesome work to Postcard Style group ;)

  • Many, many Thanks Steppeland for your support, help, comments, fave and invitation! Truly appreciate and am inspired by your generosity. ;-) …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Melinda Potter
    Melinda Potteralmost 3 years ago

    Oh MY!!! What a wonderful shot

  • And what wonderful comments, Thank You! I read your profile – you are an inspiration. Go get ’em! All the best to you always …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamalmost 3 years ago

    fantastic – amazing shot (and my fav place in the world) !

  • Many thanks Dean! It’s true, great minds think alike … Serengeti is my favorite place too. ;-) …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Poete100
    Poete100almost 3 years ago

    This is so beautiful …Nothing beats African sunsets…fav.!!!

  • Thank you so much my friend. You are so right … I know it’s the same sun we see here everyday so the African horizon must possess special powers to make sunsets pure magic. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Mark  Lucey
    Mark Luceyalmost 3 years ago

  • What a thrill! Thank you so much for this Feature Mark. …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 3 years ago

    Stunning capture,colors and scenery.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thank you Jude for you wonderful comments and support! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • steppeland
    steppelandalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in Post Card Style (January 25, 2012) ! Love it, Sylvia… those colours are amazing!! Great work!

    All selections are archived in Monthly Features – January 2012 week 4 features – An outburst of colours

  • THANK YOU my friend! Your generosity is a gift for all the artists you support. And I know I’m so very lucky to be one of them. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature in A Love of Canon ~ Warmest wishes ~ Lynne

  • Thank you so much Lynne for your wonderful comments and warm wishes …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

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