DECEMBER 2006 – A 4×4 car leaves a giant dust wave from speeding across highway C39 close to Twyfelfontein in Namibia. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
During our trip to Namibia in 2006 we drove gravel highways for the first time. These are usually well maintained, but occasionally you will encounter deep lanes in the gravel. In these cases you will wish to have a 4×4 or SUV. But the gravel highways are not very busy, and you will see vehicles coming up quite early by just watching for dust clouds.
The photo shows the C39 west of Khorixas. A single 4×4 speeds in the middle of the gravel highway. In this area we encountered about one car every 30 minutes, so we were driving in a rather isolated area now. Needless to say, there was no mobile phone coverage in this area.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||01-DEC-2006, 14:51|
|Location||C39, West of Khorixas, Namibia|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II|
|Lens||Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM|
|Exposure||1/1000 sec at f/5.6|
|Digital Image Source Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4992 x 3328 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|