Giant Dunes, Sossusvlei, Namibia

DECEMBER 2006 – View across the giant dunes of the Sossusvlei area in Namibia. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

The Sossusvlei is a national park in Nambia and pretty unique. There is just a single entrance at the eastern border of the park, and once in the park you have basically just a long and rather straight tarred road that – for about 70 kilometers – gets you to some of the biggest dunes on the planet. Along the journey you will be able to do side trips to other, equally impressive, dunes. Once the tarred road ends, you have to use the shuttle service offered by the locals and drive another 3 kilometers or so to get to this place.

It’s amazing to see these huge piles of sand, and one realizes their real size only by comparing them with the grown up trees that look like bushes on this photo. The absence of people and noisy traffic makes this place very quiet.

It’s an awesome experience.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time07-DEC-2006, 09:47
LocationSossusvlei, Sesriem, Namibia
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure1/500 sec at f/16
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4992 x 2279 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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