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Alone with the Oryx in the Namib

Alone with the Oryx in the Namib

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Xenia Ivanoff-Erb

Premium (Pro), Swakopmund

Alone with the Oryx in the Namib

Alone in the desert ... this is one of my all time favourite photographs. I took this while lying flat on the ground photographing Dune 45 in the Tsauchab Valley (near Sossusvlei). I had my wide angle lens on my camera to capture the dune, but as I looked to my left towards the early morning sun, I saw this Oryx watching me from a distance. I quickly changed my lenses and used my 70-300mm to capture this images. The lighting was not ideal because I was shooting straight into the sun, but in fact the light was perfect as I managed to capture soft mountains in the background and the oryx in perfect silhouette. What I like most about this photograph is the solitude, the simplicity and the desaturated colours.

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Camera Canon EOS 6D
Lens EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Aperture 10
Exposure time 1/200
Focus length 300.0 mm
ISO 100

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