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Crater of life

Crater of life
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Copyright: Johannes Petrone (Peppe) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 4 N: 45] (188)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-11
Categories: Savannah
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Getaway Asia/Africa 2007
Theme(s): gondox's favorites - landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-26 6:32
Viewed: 5562
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This crater in Tanzania is the world's largest unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera. A caldera forms when a volcanoe explodes and collapses on itself. It is estimated this happened here around 2,5 million years ago.
It is so big, the vegetation and rainfall differs depending on the place in the crater.

Around 25,000 large animals populate the crater, including black rhinoceros, lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, wildebeests, gazelles.

Another panorama, taken late in afternoon. It's 3 photos stitched together. Also check out the Large Post to get a bigger picture.

Thank you for your attention and time.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-26 6:54]

Hello Johannes,
wow what a view! Hard to believe that those hills in the distance are just the other side of the Caldera, it gives a great impression of just how big it is. Very nicely composed with excellent exposure and colour, the large version is very impressive.
Also, a great job on the stitching too, looks pretty much seamless. thanks for sharing this!

Hi Johannes,
Great photo with good composition and depth.
Well done!
Cheers, Andriy

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-03-26 13:14]

Splendid shot of the overall view the Ngorongoro Crater, Such an amazing place, to me that should one of the world wonders. Great clarity and sharpness. Nice open field with beautiful blue sky. I can't wait to see all the wonderful images of animals you took down in the crater.

This is a superb landscape of a really wonderful place - I have stopped at this exact point and gazed in wonder at the beauty. Your photo brings it back to me.TFS.

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2008-03-30 19:00]

Hi Johannes!

This is really awesome, huge and almost unbelivable! Wonderful presentation of this fantastic and very special place! You showed it very well to us, thank you for that!
I'm just sad your altogether pano upload space will be full once...

Best regards,

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