Behind the Frame – Mashatu Sunrise

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Canon 20D, Canon 10-22mm EFS, 1/80, f/5.6, ISO 200

 Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana


Although this might look like a sunset, it was actually a sunrise. The photo was taken at 06:17 in Mashatu Game Reserve on one of those mornings when you least expect it.


I was driving along on an overcast morning looking for a specific leopard female and her two cubs. Just before sunrise the clouds started clearing up a little bit, but I wasn’t expecting what I saw next: Moments before the sun came up, the sky turned from dull grey into bright orange.  It seemed like it was on fire!


I jumped out of my car to get a photo or two and stood there in amazement as the colours disappeared as quickly as they had appeared.

 

Villiers Steyn

 

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