Paraglider, Cape Town, South Africa

MARCH 2004 – Shortly before sunset, a paraglider lands in front of the La Med restaurant (now The Bungalow) in Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Camps Bay is situated west of the Lion’s Head, facing the Atlantic Ocean. It is well worth a side trip from Cape Town or a stopover when returning from the Cape of Good Hope. While you are here, you may get some food (for example at the good The Bungalow restaurant) and watch the paragliders land. They start at Lion’s Head and land on the green right in front of the restaurant!

Here, we enjoyed our dinner in the first row, and this paraglider landed softly on the large green, facing the ocean and looking at the approaching sunset. Awesome.

The high resolution image

Capture Date02-MAR-2004
LocationCamps Bay, South Africa
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 70-210mm f/4
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 Dimensions2392 x 3588 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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