A behind-the-scenes look at the making of REDD – a DIY book written by Misi Overturf. Misi Overturf is a creative consultant based in Capetown, South Africa. For more info visit: misioverturf.com
Botswana’s beauty is truly unparalleled. It is home to the largest inland delta in the world, the Okavango, which is absolutely teeming with all sorts of wildlife year-round. It is also home to the one of the largest salt pans in the world, the Makadikadi, where one can hear the sound of silence whilst being surrounded by nothingness (some tourists are said to have “freaked out” because they had never been in such an open space before). The people of Botswana have worked ever so hard to preserve their beautiful country whilst co-existing with its animal kingdom, so much that the country is often used as a poster child as an example of how an African nation can prosper sustainably, especially through tourism. All photos were taken with a Canon 5D MKII with a 35mm 2.0 and a 100-400mm 4.5-5.6.
In the summer of 2010, my good friend Ismat and I trekked up to the summit of Mt.Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route. Carrying the 5D MKII was both a blessing and a curse as it was serious extra weight, especially when hiking for several hours a day. I am glad, however, that it somewhat captured the beauty of that mountain.