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Mt Kilimanjaro

Mt Kilimanjaro
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-05
Categories: Savannah
Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-22 13:57
Viewed: 4936
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mt Kilimanjaro
view from Kenya, Amboseli NP, the best wilderness pictures are taken from Kenya
Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is a dormant volcano in Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania and the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level.
In the late 1880s the summit of Kibo was completely covered by an ice cap with outlet glaciers cascading down the western and southern slopes, and, except for the inner cone, the entire caldera was buried. Glacier ice flowed also through the Western Breach.
An examination of ice cores taken from the North Ice Field Glacier indicate that the "snows of Kilimanjaro" (aka glaciers) have a basal age of 11,700 years. A continuous ice cap covering approximately 400 square kilometers covered the mountain during the period of maximum glaciation, extending across the summits of Kibo and Mawenzi. The glacial ice survived drought conditions during a three century period beginning ~2200 BCE.
The period from 1912 to present has witnessed the disappearance of more than 80% of the ice cover on Kilimanjaro. From 1912-1953 there was ~1% annual loss, while 1989-2007 saw ~2.5% annual loss. Of the ice cover still present in 2000, 26% had disappeared by 2007. While the current shrinking and thinning of Kilimanjaro's ice fields appears to be unique within its almost twelve millennium history, it is contemporaneous with widespread glacier retreat in mid-to-low latitudes across the globe. At the current rate, Kilimanjaro is expected to become ice-free some time between 2022 and 2033.
source: wikipedia

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Good evening, neighbour :)
Fantastic landscape with zebras and mountains... Simply breathtaking. I like the whole fantastic view except for the sensor dust just above the mountain at left. Otherwise a superb shot.
Best regards, László

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-23 1:10]

Hello tom,
a wonderful view of the mount. Such a gigantic and the view with animals is so exciting to look. Here you really present a wide and freedom of view to see the beauty of a plain in pleasant colors, habitats, surroundings and beauty.
How I love to see the clouds around the mountains and the water features.
Excellent composition of nature as well as landscape.


good panorama of the mountain. good lighting and colors. beautiful. tfs.


Well composed and excellent landscape shot of Kili from Kenya. The colours and lighting you show in the image are excellent.

Hello Tom,
Interestingly African panorama composed.

Hello Tom,
fine capture of this famous mountain with a well chosen POV and nicely composed. I also like the quaint expression of your picture with the Zebras grazing so peaceful.
Best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-04-24 4:11]

Hello Tom,
Most beautiful view on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Ideal tight horizontal framing and a well chosen composition showing peaceful grazing zebras in the front part. The little horizontal cloud-formations give a good structure to the shot too. Fine natural colors. Interesting note too.
Very pleasant landscape-picture
Kind regards

Hi Tom,
Good photo with the foreground giving perspective to the real mountain.
First time I have seen it from this angle.It'a a pity we cant see what it looked like 2000 years ago.
Kind regards

Hi Tom,
A Very interesting and informative note to go with a stunning capture of Mt Kilimanjaro! The Zebra in the fore ground further enhances this 3-dimensional exposure. Fantastic my friend.
Best regards,

Hello Tom

Beautiful photo of the Mount Kilimanjaro with
fine POV and wide angle framing, and a beautiful
addition of the zebras in the foreground, TFS


Hello Tom,
A wonderful view, excellent composition, good lighting and beautiful natural colours, a very well composed,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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