Sitting on top of a baobab tree
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Sitting on top of a baobab tree

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This is a free hand panorama, during I was sitting on top of a baobab tree and watching the sunset.

There is a very new attraction near the famous Baobab alley north-east of Morondava. Some guys help you climbing up a 15 to 16 meter high branch with professional equipment. It was much easier than I thought :)

The view was beautifull and so I had to make a panorama, so everybody can see it. Unfortunately it was not possible to set up my tripoid somewhere, so I decided to make a free hand panorama.

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