Tree, Namibia

DECEMBER 2006 – A large and a small tree stand in the dry grass of the Namibian plains between Walvis Bay and Sesriem. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

The drive from Swakopmund in Namibia via Walvis Bay to Sesriem is long. Very long. And it gets even longer when you are driving a sedan that’s been designed for the well built highways of the world, not for Africa. But heck, we had plenty of time – or so I thought.

Hence, we stopped for several breaks along the C14. Around noon I took this photo, and I like it very much because it shows the incredible size of the dry grass plains of the Namib Naukluft National Park. Yet these two trees have survived in these difficult weather conditions. Especially the small tree is a sign of hope (to me). Life finds always a way.

But let me tell you what happened later that day, a while after I captured this photo.

To be continued…

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time04-DEC-2006, 12:32
LocationOff C14, Namibia
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure1/2600 sec at f/5
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4992 x 3328 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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