Ma-2141, Mallorca, Spain

JUNE 2006 – Cars drive down the curvy road Ma-2141 that leads to the village of Sa Calobra on the island of Mallorca, Spain. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

The island of Mallorca in Spain is extremely beautiful and holds many unexpected sights for the traveller (and photographer), for example the North-West where steep cliffs meet the Mediterranean Sea. You can easily spend a full day exploring the area.

One of the definite “must-sees” is the small village of Sa Calobra, and the major attraction is the “getting there”. You take the road Ma-2141 and get down to sea level, from almost 700 m at the Cols deis Reis. At roughly 12 kilometers length this road is certainly one of the “Crookiest Streets of the World” – outside a city. Inside a city, I believe this is still claimed by Lombard Street in San Francisco.

I love this shot for the curvy lines of the road and the colorful cars that look like alien objects in a barren landscape.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time29-JUN-2006, 13:12
LocationMallorca, Spain
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/200 sec at f/16
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3328 x 4992 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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