La Gran Sabana, or the 'Lost World'
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La Gran Sabana, or the ‘Lost World’

La Gran Sabana, or the ‘Lost World’


Venezuela, Gran Sabana

One of the most remote and wild areas in Venezuela, no wonders that the Gran Sabana (The Great Savannah) is said to have inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s novel ‘The Lost World, back in 1912.

[pullquote]Remote and wild, the Gran Sabana is one of the most fascinating areas i Venezuela[/pullquote]

Lying on a plateau with an average altitude of 1,000 meters above the sea level and home of the Tepuis (the table-top mountains), the Gran Sabana is part of Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994. To visit the Gran Sabana I took a local organized tour, crossing the wild by 4×4 down to Brazil and back. Along the road, we stopped several times to admire the many waterfalls and, a couple of times, to have a bath.

I felt sometimes overwhelmed by this amazing wilderness and fascinated by the ever changing sky and the almost unique light embracing the landscape. I tried to capture the colours of the sky and the strong emotion I felt while crossing this wild landscape.

I wish I were a better photographer and I hope I could transfer at least a little of this amazing, wild beauty.

Travel addict and passionate about photography, Simon Falvo started Wild About Travel back in 2009. Leveraging her strong PR background, she developed an extensive knowledge of Digital Communications and Social Media Marketing. Besides travel writing SImon holds workshops and trainings, she collaborated with tourism boards for digital marketing campaigns and participated as a speaker at several events.

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  • Nichole
    Posted at 17:31h, 11 March Reply

    I absolutely love this photo. But honestly, I think the best part are the clouds.

  • Anis
    Posted at 10:12h, 04 June Reply

    Oh, wow. Amazing photo! Love this!! Did a storm break out after you took it?

    • waitinginthedark
      Posted at 22:49h, 07 June Reply

      No storm ๐Ÿ™‚ We were lucky!

  • Jeremy Branham
    Posted at 18:09h, 03 June Reply

    Wow, what a beautiful cascade of water! And don’t sell yourself short! That is an awesome photo. Love the contrast of the clouds in the background!

    • waitinginthedark
      Posted at 09:45h, 04 June Reply

      Er… Thank you Jeremy. Indeed, I must say that I love that photo. But if you ask me how I got it… No idea! Anyway, the colors and the sky in the Gran Sabana are absolutely stunning. I barely found them in any other place I visited so far.

  • Mica
    Posted at 00:15h, 13 January Reply

    What an incredible shot. Finally found someone else who has been to Venezuela! What an amazing experience right? I did take my waterproof camera and my large one and spent most of my time making sure my poncho was close in case of water accidents! Love this shot. I took some shots of Angel Falls that dont even look half as good as this. Look forward to reading more of your articles!

  • Tina
    Posted at 21:08h, 20 October Reply

    Great place. This impressive waterfall under the dark and cloudy sky. I can hear the brawl of the water.

    • waitinginthedark
      Posted at 11:53h, 21 October Reply

      Thank you Tina. I’m glad you like this dramatic landscape!

  • Lori
    Posted at 20:59h, 12 October Reply

    I don’t know if I’ll get there, but I must admit I’d like to see this amazing place! It’s such a wonderful photo, Simon!

    I don’t remember if I congratulate you on the new look of your blog here – but if I didn’t do that, I’m saying now: I love the new look and the way your posts are presented.

  • Cam
    Posted at 22:49h, 10 October Reply

    Very cool photo. The clouds look angry!

    • waitinginthedark
      Posted at 08:10h, 11 October Reply

      True, the clouds look menacing… I found the ever changing sky of the Gran Sabana so fascinating…

  • waitinginthedark
    Posted at 10:06h, 05 October Reply

    Thank you, Juno. Indeed, you are far more ‘productive’ than I am!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    And your restyled site looks gorgeous!
    Hugs and smiles ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Juno
    Posted at 10:00h, 05 October Reply

    Oh my, great shot Simon! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats on your 100th article ๐Ÿ™‚
    There’s a lot to congrats though.. Loooove the new look! Logo is just too cute! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love it!!
    Happy #TravelTUesday lovely lady!

  • ayngelina
    Posted at 20:48h, 04 October Reply

    You are too modest, this is a great shot.

    • waitinginthedark
      Posted at 23:58h, 04 October Reply

      Thank you Ayngelina. You’re too good. It was even shot with my small camera. Did not bring with me the big one. Too afraid of thieves and water… ๐Ÿ™‚

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