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The Okavango Delta, Botswana

We spent 2 nights, 3 days camping in the centre of the Delta. We were poled through the wetlands in mokoros (long tail boats hollowed out of a single tree trunk) for several hours to get to the camp site. Then taken out again at sunset for a mokoro ride. The local polers, one of which who pictured, taking us to the furtherst areas of the Delta. I took this shot as the sun was setting next to us.

During our time we were almost charged by angry elephants and had an incident with a not too happy hippo as well. The whole experience was probably as close as we came to contact with wildlife. Frightening as it was at the time, it was incredible, because we lived to tell the tale!

I love the contrast the harsh sun gave to the reeds, creating such a great array of silhouettes.

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Original shot layered with texture from free use stock.

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Edited 9pm

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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

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  • Helen Corr
    Helen Corralmost 6 years ago

    Wow!!!! awesome sihouettes! I love shots into the sun!

  • Thanks so much Helen! One of those perfect moments with sun and timing.

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Ann  Palframan
    Ann Palframanalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome comp… this is incredibly beautiful – and I love the title too:)

  • Thanks so much Ann, was a right moment, right time situation, just happened to notice the silhouettes.

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • BigD
    BigDalmost 6 years ago

    Good job with the silhouettes

  • Thanks very much mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Olitto
    Olittoover 5 years ago

    Like the story… sounds like you had quite an adventure…. times you’ll never forget. Great capture too…beautiful sihouette.

  • Thank you so much! It definitely was an adventure, feels like a vivid dream now, such a different life to what I know. Incredible experience, I’m glad I can share it :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • maxy
    maxyabout 5 years ago

    Glorious light and silhouette effect here! Sounds like you had an exciting expedition!!! Huge congratulations on your feature! .. and a very Happy Holidays to you!!! xx

  • Thank you so much maxy! It definitely was an adventure more of an adventure than I expected!! Very happy holiday period to you and your family too :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyabout 5 years ago

    I love your wonderful story, it is fascinating.

  • So glad you enjoyed it Sharon, thanks very much :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderabout 5 years ago

    Excellent work my friend, love the light :)

  • Thanks heaps Ric! Your support is always appreciated mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentabout 5 years ago

    Crikey, its like being there! Brilliant photography Andrew!

  • Haha, thanks so much mate, exactly what I was hoping to do! Much appreciated :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • greycat
    greycatabout 5 years ago

    love the two definate depths here. it appears to me as spying a screen print through some sort of wicker.

  • Ooo I like that a lot! Gives this piece a whole different angle to look at it from. Thanks very much mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldalmost 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS! You are a TOP TEN WINNER in Tuesday Afternoon’s challenge YELLOW EXPLOSION!

  • Woohoo, that’s awesome! Thanks so much for the notification, and to all who voted too :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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