Turn Away

This shot is another from Kruger Nation Park (near Lower Sabie).  Before we left on the trip I think my expectation at Kruger was to be able to go out and shoot sunsets/sunrises every day from all kinds of cool locations...unfortunately that wasn't the case.  It's interesting how being in a wild animal park that there are actually pretty strict rules about when you can and cannot be out about in the park.  In the Summer at Kruger the gates to the park were only open from 5:30am - 6:30pm which was exactly an hour after and before sun break...which was pretty inconvenient for a Low-Sun Chaser.

However, each camp we stayed at offered several types of morning/evening drives and at Lower Sabie we did a sunset drive which in my opinion is the best way to go.  We got to set out at 6pm and were out for 3 hours which allowed us to watch the sun die (which was amazing this evening BTW).  We also got to drive around for the last half of the drive in the dark with flashlights scanning for animals.  One of the most amazing parts of this drive in particular was when our guide stopped us in the pitch black under a full moon and turned off the engine allowing us to hear all the sounds of the park.  It's kind of something you have to experience yourself to understand how truly amazing this park is.

Processing:

Nikon D7000 | Nikon 28-70mm | Lightroom | Photomatix | Photoshop