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This photo was taken while on a safari trip to Tanzania with First Descents, an organization that provides adventures for young adult cancer survivors (I am a cancer survivor). These adventurers included men and women ranging in age from their mid-20s to mid-40s, some married, some single, and most never having met each other (in person) before arriving in Tanzania. On the day this photo was taken our group spent the day hiking and exploring the wildlife of Tanzania and learning about the culture of the people that live in the area. That night, after setting up camp and eating dinner, a group of us went on a hike to experience the African wilderness at night. This amazing sunset that we came upon was emblematic of the life-changing experiences we shared in such an amazing place.
Due to the conditions of the area and the spur-of-the-moment planning, this photo was taken hand-held using a Panasonic FZ300 in between lots of oohs and ahhs. As a result, getting this particular version required making a variety of tweaks to the camera settings on the fly.