Welcome to Woodburn Mann Executive Search monthly calendar download. Woodburn Mann Executive Search makes the calendar months available to anyone who would like to have them as backgrounds on their computer screens. Each new month will be made available on the first of that month on this site. The photo title and story is at the bottom of this page.

To download this image and use it as a background on your desktop follow the instructions below:

DOWNLOADING THE IMAGE

1: right click on the image above and save target as
2: select the file folder where you want the image saved
3: download

SETTING UP THE PHOTO AS A BACKGROUND
4: click on START (windows desktop bottom left)
5: choose "control panel" and then click "display"
6: select "desktop" from the top menu tabs
7: click browse, go to the file where you saved the photo that you downloaded
8: double click it and it will appear in the box on the desktop panel.
9: highlight it by clicking on it , select "stretch" in the box under the "browse" button and then choose apply, click OK

From Heaven to Earth

On the river banks of the Sabie river after a 44o Celsius day the thunder clouds of Cumulo Nibus storms were seen to be windblown towards the north. This vantage point allowed us to see the lightning flashing and reflecting of the rivers surface lighting up the sand and islands.

Lightning

Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge that occurs during a thunderstorm. This discharge occurs between electrically charged regions of a cloud (called intra-cloud lightning or IC), between two clouds (CC lightning), or between a cloud and the ground (CG lightning).

The charged regions in the atmosphere temporarily equalize themselves through this discharge referred to as a strike if it hits an object on the ground, and a flash, if it occurs within a cloud. Lightning causes light in the form of plasma, and sound in the form of thunder. Lightning may be seen and not heard when it occurs at a distance too great for the sound to carry as far as the light from the strike or flash.

Nikon D300, DX format, AF-S VR-Nikkor10-200mm f 3.5-5.6 lens, Manual  at 32mm, 30 sec @ f9, ISO 100

Photograph by Andrew Woodburn