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Giant Baobab Under The African Sky by Mark Dumbleton
Monday, 29th July 2013

Giant Baobab Under The African Sky

by Mark Dumbleton

The Milky Way burns bright across the African sky as a giant Baobab stands tall, growing from the rocky terrain of the Mashatu Game Reserve. Light pollution from the south adds a warm tinge to the sky.
Equipment: Nikon D800, 14-24
Mark Dumbleton
I am a wildlife and landscape photographer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Born with a passion for the outdoors, I travel through Africa photographing the events and nuances of the natural world. I endeavour to evoke an emotion through my photography, which evolved from a life-long passion for nature. The pursuit of capturing the unique beauty of a location motivates me to invest as much time as I do out in the wilderness, where I am focussed on nothing else than to potentially create a photograph with enough emotion and visual drama to tell a story; in an attempt to convey to the viewer the immense beauty of that experience. The photographs on this website portray my passion for this, in a way that is both creative and natural, sometimes pushing the boundaries to obtain that unique perspective on our natural world. I photograph nature in its purest form because I love it, and I love to share my work with people who appreciate it.

Giant Baobab Under The African Sky by Mark Dumbleton was photo of the day on Monday, 29th July 2013. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


Pamela North

29th July 2013 at 8:12 am

The angle of your shot makes this tree look so majestic. Great work Mark.

Tazmin shariff

29th July 2013 at 8:30 am

Wow! Inspiring ! Love this!!!

29th July 2013 at 8:59 am

Great composition; well done.

29th July 2013 at 9:12 am

Great work my friend, nice natural look too (considering all the overprocessed night shots we see so often).

Jason Stander

29th July 2013 at 9:28 am

Wonderful shot Mark… beautiful comp and detail… agree with Morkel… natural and perfect representation… hope to have one of these shots in my portfolio one day.


29th July 2013 at 11:50 am

Beautiful design! Captured perfectly :)

29th July 2013 at 2:22 pm

Beautiful image! Baobabs always remind me of “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry, chapter V.

Anne Egli

29th July 2013 at 5:39 pm

A great shot, really stands out. The tree is so striking, the sky incredible. Thanks for sharing!


29th July 2013 at 7:16 pm

Beautiful image!

29th July 2013 at 11:27 pm

wow. now this is impressive!


30th July 2013 at 12:20 am

Beautiful, amazing and to me an eerily haunting yet lonely image. Thank you for it..

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