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Kikuletwa Hot Springs, Tanzania

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Kikuletwa Hot Springs, Tanzania - 2009

F/6.3, ISO1000, 15mm, 1/200
Canon 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Shot with a Canon 1Dmk3

The Kikuletwa hot springs (aka Chemka, aka Maji Moto ["Hot Water"]is an oasis located in the middle of a dusty barren landscape, dotted with Masai villages. Surrounded by fig trees, the water is crystal-clear, and runs continuously from underground caverns. The oasis is home to a large number of tiny fish that nibble at the dead skin from your feet - most assuredly a bizarre sensation. A place of surreal beauty, it's one of the most stunning places I've had the great fortune of visiting. Pictured is our guide, who drove me and another volunteer through the unpaved, rocky landscape with all the style and luxuries afforded by two car seats loosely strapped to the open cargo area of an old pickup truck. As promised, more photos from my trip to come in the future.

Note: I uploaded this at WQHD, 4K, and full resolution (10.1 MP, 3888x2592) in case you'd like to download it as a wallpaper, or buy as a print.

Another photo from my Tanzania trip, taken while on Safari:
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania by SteveCampbell
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Thelma1's avatar
Howlingboy's avatar
i live in tanzania and that is just called maji moto, meaning hot water
SteveCampbell's avatar
Thanks, I'll put that in the description!
KimikoGlaciem's avatar
That ambient light makes it look so warm and inviting, what a beautiful place!
RT912's avatar
This is so amazing, I love this. :D
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larlor40's avatar
Great photograph, though I'm not so sure that the guy entering the water does anything for it. Nice brilliant colors and shading.
KitanoObi's avatar
Light is beauty.
Kordyne's avatar
The water looks so inviting :)
sammy2005's avatar
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V3NCT0's avatar
Oh my god, that looks fantastic! A little paradise on earth, would love to dive in! 
Sagittarianism's avatar
Gorgeous work! The lighting is fantastic! :wow:

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YOKOKY's avatar
wonderful....thanks dear
ScottishJay's avatar
This photo will be featured on on 5th June! 

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Thanks :) (Smile)
SteveCampbell's avatar
Sounds good, thanks John!
ScottishJay's avatar
Keyshe54's avatar
An amazing place, the light, water texture and reflection all the bends of wood and greeny. Love that there is a human figure in there, makes it feel all the more like I'm right in there.
mercurialfox's avatar
Wow, this place looks incredible
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moonxbunneh's avatar
Wow... I just want to go there!  Look at how clear that water is!  What an amazing shot.  <3
That image is magical.  I can't see how or say how, but it truly glows with magic.  Great shot!  Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us!
ADIKAY's avatar
Wow, this is amazing! How fortunate you are, to travel so much and capture the beauty of the world! This shot is simply stunning, the view-almost unreal! I read the description- you are also talented at describing places!Congrats!
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