Maitland Beach, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

MARCH 2004 – View across Maitland Beach near Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

South Africa is known to tourists for its friendly people, rich culture, awesome wildlife, excellent food and beautiful beaches. We discovered this beach – Maitland beach – west of Port Elizabeth. It’s incredible wide and seems to be endless.

The high viewpoint allows for excellent views across this remarkable beach and its huge sand dunes. I love this photo because it puts the man into perspective: the couple that walks along the beach is really tiny compared to the rest of the scenery that you get a sense of the size of the beach and the relentless power of the waves rolling in.

The high resolution image

Capture Date11-MAR-2004
LocationPort Elizabeth, South Africa
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
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 Dimensions3697 x 2465 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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