Lion’s Jaw Rock, Twyfelfontein, Namibia

DECEMBER 2006 – The Lion’s Jaw Rock overlooks the Twyfelfontein Valley and hills in Namibia. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

This is a view across the Twyfelfontein Valley, where some ancient artwork was found and preserved, presented as UNESCO World Heritage Site today. One can almost feel how the hunters must have felt, sitting there, waiting for some animals to show up or watching them stroll by, taking a rock and creating some of those paintings.

The photo shows the Lion’s Jaw Rock that got its name from its very unusual formation. The view is breathtaking as well as iconic and reminds me to Monument Valley in the USA.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time02-DEC-2006, 09:02
Location20°35’26″S 14°22’20″E
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/1300 sec at f/5.6
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4992 x 3328 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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