June 5, 2010

Baobab Trees, Tanzania

Photograph by Tom Schwabel, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel

Baobab trees frame a serene view of night skies in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. Some species of baobab trees can live for a thousand years—potentially reaching a stunning height of 80 feet (25 meters) and a diameter of 40 feet (12 meters).

Photo Tip: Nighttime photographs almost always require long exposures. This means using a tripod to hold your camera perfectly still while the shutter is open, though you can sometimes find a solid surface to rest your camera on and trip the shutter with the camera’s self-timer.

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William Fung
William Fung

Nice shot!  What was used to light up the trees?

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