Photographer's Note

The Victoria Falls constitutes one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. The Local people call it "Mosi-oa-Tunya", the smoke that thunders, and the Falls are remarkable. There is a magic about them manifested in the towering column of spray when the river is high, the thunder of the falling water, the terrifying abyss and tranquil lagoons upstream in which hippo and deadly crocodiles lurk.

The Victoria falls is 1.708 meters wide, making it the largest curtain of water in the world. It drops between 90m and 107m into the Zambezi Gorge and an average flow of more than 9.000 cubic metres per second.
The equivalent average power is 8.800 MW. If we can hook the delivered energy, it will be equivalent to 10 units of nuclear power stations.
Two consecutive photos never give the same result. It is illusory to use a polarizing filter (it should be motorized to be effective!). The Zambezi, here in low waters, is at the border Zambia /Zimbabwe. The photo is taken on Zambian side, where the falls are less violent. On Zimbabwean side, the fall is so violent and the fog such as the shot of photos is an exploit.

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Additional Photos by JeanPierre Fayeulle (fayeulle) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1948 W: 613 N: 6621] (27827)
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