Tree, Namibia

DECEMBER 2006 – A small tree has grown on top of giant rocks near the Twyvelfontein Country Lodge in the outback of Namibia. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

The Twyvelfontein Country Lodge in Namibia is situated near the town of Khorixas. More interesting, though, is the fact that is has been built next to giant red rocks in a way to blend with its surroundings. When we stayed there for a night, I spotted this perfect addition to my collection of lonely trees on top of one of these rocks. One might think it is dead, but inspecting the image at 100% reveals many green leaves all over the tree.

I think this is great – and yet another proof that life always finds a way.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time01-DEC-2006, 15:36
LocationOff C14, Namibia
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure1/1300 sec at f/10
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, Adobe RGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4908 x 3272 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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