“You can make out trees, you can make out animals, you can see things that are recognizable to an extent… But at the same time because of the bird’s-eye view, so to speak, things are slightly abstracted as well”
As quoted by New York-based photographer Zack Seckler in a recent Wired article about the awe-inspiring series he created with a fresh visual perspective. His Botswana series presents the country from between 50 and 500 feet, providing a unique and captivating view of the savannah.
What began as another assignment during a Botswana visit in 2009, Seckler took tourism advice from his client to fill some downtime. It was then where he was first introduced to his first ultra-light flight over the salt flats. Seckler was hooked from there, and returned to do three additional shoots from an ultra-light and a small Cessna.
“For me it was capturing a really unique vision of our world, a beautiful landscape from a unique perspective, and framing moments that create interesting contrast between living things, whether they be animals or flora, and the earth itself.”