About the Book
The Emerald Season, also known by its less attractive name ‘rainy season’, is arguably the most beautiful season of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. There are two distinct seasons, during which the park completely changes its appearance. In the dry season (May to October) the landscape is arid and vegetation is sparse, providing optimum conditions for viewing game, especially as animals congregate at the waterholes and rivers. During the wet summer (November to April), the park is lush and green. This is the low season when the park is less visited. This book is a photographic story about 'that other season'.
Johan W. Elzenga is a freelance photographer, writer and editor of a Dutch photography magazine. Although his photography covers a broad spectrum of subjects, Johan's preferred subjects are wildlife, landscapes and travel. Over the years he has travelled to Africa some 35 times and visited Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and the islands of the Seychelles, Reunion and Mauritius. His Africa stock contains more than 50,000 photographs of animals, landscapes and people. Johan currently lives with his wife Ine in the Netherlands, but he hopes to spend more time in Africa in the future.