Sardinia Panorama

AUGUST 2010 – Panoramic view across the hills near Ulassai, Sardinia, Italy. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

In 2010, we visited the Grotta di Su Marmuri, a large system of caves at the east coast of Sardinia, Italy. The main entrance is situated a short drive outside of Ulassai. The steep winds of the road lead to a picnic area, parking lot and restaurant just a few steps from the main entrance to the grotto.

I took this photo from the road slightly below the parking lot as I wanted to capture the landscape with its hills with just one little sign of civilization – that tiny portion of the steep road on the left.

After taking the photo we disappeared into the cave for about 90 minutes, a unique experience because the atmosphere down in the cave was so very different from the life outside. Unforgettable.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time29-AUG-2010, 15:59
LocationUlassai, Sardinia
CameraCanon EOS 5D
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/400 sec at f/5.6
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions15128 x 2464 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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