Fisherboat, Atlantic Ocean

NOVEMBER 2005 – A single fisher in a small boat makes its way through the waves of the Atlantic Ocean near Tenerife, Spain. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

The island of Tenerife belongs to Spain but is located next to the African continent. It is a good place to spend the winter, be it on vacation or for a longer term. We spent two weeks on Tenerife to explore the island and relax.

I had brought my good gear and one day everything was coming together for this shot at noon time: a small boat (nothing more than a nutshell, really), direct in the sunlight coming in from 11 o’clock, and nothing more than the majestic Atlantic Ocean.

I love the simplicity of this shot, the reduced colors and the expression of man fighting against the powers of nature. This photo expresses this fight perfectly. Love it.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time11-NOV-2005, 12:00
LocationTenerife, Spain
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 70-200 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/8000 sec at f/3.5
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4901 x 3267 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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