Tree, Namibia

DECEMBER 2006 – A single tree overtowers the dry grass of the Namibian Desert. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

We had mastered a nerve-wrecking drive from Swakopmund to the Namib Desert Lodge. Nerve-wrecking because the gravel highway had deep, very deep lanes (ruts) which was not only unpleasant to drive but also raised concerns about the security of our sedean which had clearly not been built for this kind of “highway”. (Should you travel to southern Africa, do yourself a favor and rent a 4×4. You won’t regret it. Ever.) But we had made it and arrived safely at the lodge.

After a refreshing swim in the pool we explored the area. I found this huge tree not far away from the buildings of the lodge, and I like how the afternoon sun illuminates the tree and adds contrast. The dominance of blue colors is awesome, too.

And yes, this is one more superb “lonely tree” image. I love it!

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time04-DEC-2006, 17:16
LocationNamib Desert Lodge, Namibia
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/200 sec at f/22
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/

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