Wait­ing for wa­ter

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To­wards the end of the dry sea­son in Chobe Na­tional Park, ele­phants gather around the per­ma­nent park wa­ter­holes, some­times walk­ing up to 80 km to get there. Dust fills the air and big bulls fight for the best spots close to the wa­ter. One evening, Hannes went near the ele­phants with a widean­gle lens and pointed his flash at the sky to cap­ture all the par­ti­cles in the air. This cre­ated a halo ef­fect filled with bokeh (those cir­cles in the halo, which are ac­tu­ally dust par­ti­cles very close to the lens). Talk about get­ting creative!

HOW? Nikon D800E, 14 mm lens, shut­ter speed 1 sec­ond, aper­ture f2.8, ISO 800, with a flash.

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