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Photographer's Note

The main picture was taken looking to the left of the Livingstone Island. This is what Livingstone wrote in his book:

On the left of the island we see the water at the bottom, a white rolling mass moving away to the prolongation of the fissure, which branches off near the left bank of the river The walls of this gigantic crack are perpendicular, and composed of one homogeneous mass of rock. The edge of that side over which the water falls is worn off two or three feet, and pieces have fallen away

we have a good view of the mass of water which causes one of the columns of vapor to ascend, as it leaps quite clear of the rock, and forms a thick unbroken fleece all the way to the bottom.


The picture in WS1 is looking to the right. In Livingstone words:

In looking down into the fissure on the right of the island, one sees nothing but a dense white cloud, which, at the time we visited the spot, had two bright rainbows on it. From this cloud rushed up a great jet of vapor exactly like steam, and it mounted 200 or 300 feet high; there condensing, it changed its hue to that of dark smoke, and came back in a constant shower, which soon wetted us to the skin

In WS2 you can see the most extraordinary swimming pool called 典he Devil's Pool Swimming on the lip of disaster.

For as little as US$50 you can practice some exciting (???) extreme sport of risking a 110m fall and your own life. As you can see, there are always volunteers! By the way, if you are really an adventurous person you can go further even climb up on the very lip. I did miss by a split second a photo of the guide doing it.

References:
David Livingstone, Missionary Travels and Researches In South Africa (1858)


ISO:100 FL: 20mm

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