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The Epupa Falls is an incredible spectacle. It is such a vast system of tranquil pools and rushing and falling water that it is a challenge to photograph it and convey the atmosphere of the place. This shot was taken downstream from my last post and reflects the peaceful side of the falls. It is in this area that you can see local people bathing. I was very tempted to take some shots of this activity but had a convoluted
"ethics" argument with myself and decided against (something I now regret). I will [post further shots of this area and hope to give a small taste of the extent and diversity of the falls.

At Epupa the river is 0.5 km wide and drops in a series of waterfalls spread over 1.5 km, with the greatest single drop being 37 m.[1] The name "Epupa" is a Herero word for "foam", in reference to the foam created by the falling water.

The falls are becoming a major visitor attraction in Namibia, because of the largely unspoiled environment, with fig trees, baobabs, makalani palms, and colored rock walls framing the them.

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Additional Photos by Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2806 W: 84 N: 6959] (31631)
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