Maitland Beach, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

MARCH 2004 – Maitland Beach, located west of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, features giant sand dunes for about 20 kilometers. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

South Africa is home to countless fantastic beaches. This is one of them: Maitland Beach. We found it close to Summerstrand and Port Elizabeth directly on the M9. It stretches to the far end of the bay, about 20 kilometers in total. You can see the wild sea with powerful waves rolling gently up the beach. In March it was already too cold for a bath (at least, for us), but a long walk along the empty beach is a very relaxing activity.

I like this photo because it shows the huge size of the beach and illustrates the power of the ocean. I remember being really amazed by the massive dunes from this perspective, a view I had never experienced before.

The high resolution image

Capture Date11-MAR-2004
LocationMaitland Beach, South Africa
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 28mm f/2.8
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3705 x 2470 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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