Dune 45, Namib-Naukluft-Park

DECEMBER 2006 – Tree against the red sand of Dune 45 at the Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

I have blogged several images of the Sossusvlei in Namibia already, because it is such an inspiring, almost extraterrestrial place.

I love this image because the viewer cannot easily relate the red background with reality. Usually there should be a blue sky of some sort, because clearly the sun is shining. But the background is entirely red. Some clouds are visible, but what is this? Has this image been over edited?

No. This is simply a tree (that has seen better times already) in front of the foot of Dune 45 and its masses of red sand. This shows the incredible dimensions of the Sossusvlei dunes. They are truly giants, dwarfing trees (and people.) Just wow.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time06-DEC-2006, 10:28
LocationDune 45, Namib-Naukluft-Park
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure1/400 sec at f/14
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4992 x 3328 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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