Sunset, Namibia

DECEMBER 2006 – Sunset at the brink of the Kalahari Desert in Nambia. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

When our trip to Namibia was slowly coming to an end, we spent one night at the Kalahari Anib Lodge at the brink of the Kalahari Desert. We wanted to experience one more night in the outback before returning to Winhoek, Namibias busy capital. But we still wanted to enjoy all the amenities of a luxury lodge.

When we left our room for dinner that evening, another awesome sunset was taking place. I had not planned another sunset photo but realized that this would be my last chance to capture a pure sunset in Namibia’s wilderness on this trip. So I ran back to grab the camera. And I adore the shot, even if it does not show the Kalahari. (The desert is East of the lodge, but this photo looks to the West.) The silhouettes of the trees really add some magic to this sunset photo.

I hope to return some day to this beautiful place.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time07-DEC-2006, 19:23
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure1/200 sec at f/16
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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