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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Smoke that Thunders

Victoria Falls, also known as “Mosi oa-Tunya" ("the smoke that thunders"), is one of Africa’s most spectacular sights. Taking its flow from the Zambezi River, it transforms into the biggest curtain of falling water in the world, rightfully earning its place amongst the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. This extraordinary spectacle holds so much history and fascination, and provides us, and its residents, with the water we all need. With the world population increasing exponentially, the need for fresh water is as strong as ever, and the supply is becoming increasingly unpredictable, for all kinds of species. There is an urgent need to start effectively and efficiently managing our water resources. If we want to save fresh water, if we want to save Victoria Falls, we must learn to bring balance to our planet, and we must learn it now. Victoria Falls, also known as “Mosi oa-Tunya" (the smoke that thunders), is one of Africa’s most spectacular sights. Taking its flow from the Zambezi River, it transforms into the biggest curtain of falling water in the world. With the world population increasing exponentially, the need for freshwater is as strong as ever. However, the supply is unpredictable. If we want to save freshwater, if we want to save Victoria Falls, we must learn to bring balance to our planet, and we must learn it now.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Zambia
Camera: iPhone X
Copyright: © Yasmine Sadek